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Eclipse is a sign of the work of Satan, says Christian radio host

By Ed Mazza

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(HUFF POST) – Centuries ago, celestial events such as eclipses evoked deep superstition.

And they still do for some people, as a Christian radio host claimed that Monday’s total eclipse of the sun may be a “message” from God.

Bryan Fischer, host of a Christian radio show called “Focal Point,” posted on Facebook that the Bible states the sun and moon serve as “signs.”

Then, he attempted to interpret those signs like a fortune teller.

“This is a metaphor, or a sign, of the work of the Prince of Darkness in obscuring the light of God’s truth,” he wrote, adding, “Satan, and those who unwittingly serve as his accomplices by resisting the public acknowledgement of God and seeking to repress the expression of Christian faith in our land, are bringing on us a dark night of the national soul.”

Fischer, whose radio show claims to be “the home of muscular Christianity,” called on his followers to “fight the darkness that we may return this nation to an unapologetic acknowledgement and embrace of the God of the Founders and his transcendent standard for human behavior as enshrined in the Ten Commandments.”

He included a disclaimer that he did not, in fact, receive a “revelation from God” related to the eclipse but his post was instead “an effort to ponder this sign in the heavens and speculate as to its possible spiritual implications.”

Fischer’s attempt to paint a normal celestial event as some kind of message from God drew laughs from critics online, including the Church of Satan:

However, Fischer is not the only evangelical to interpret the eclipse as a possible warning from a deity.

Earlier this month, Anne Graham Lotz ― leader of AnGeL Ministries in North Carolina and daughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham ― also warned the eclipse could be a signal of darker things.

She wrote: “The celebratory nature regarding the eclipse brings to my mind the Babylonian King Belshazzar who threw a drunken feast the night the Medes and Persians crept under the city gate. While Belshazzar and his friends partied, they were oblivious to the impending danger. Belshazzar wound up dead the next day, and the Babylonian empire was destroyed.”

Lotz said she doesn’t view the eclipse as “celebratory” as a result.

“While no one can know for sure if judgment is coming on America, it does seem that God is signaling us about something,” she wrote. “Time will tell what that something is.”

Christian Post columnist Rev. Mark H. Creech wrote that he was “inclined to agree” with Lotz.

“Is it a sign from the heavens calling upon our nation to turn from its sins and to Christ or suffer the consequences? I don’t really know,” he wrote. “What I do know, however, is that we would be wise to treat it as though this very well may be the case.”

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8 comments

  1. These are the same people who gave the Africans the bible and took their land in the name of religion. Just imagine the ignorance level of his followers in 2017. If you keep your followers ignorant they will believe anything you tell them. Religion is man made, man not perfect, mankind are sinners. need I say more.

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  2. With Trump staring at the eclipse...says alot... everyone is always amazed...why I don't know....are we to forget that God even gave messages through nature....not even college level pit brains can compare to God's creation... seriously? Who are we?

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  3. That pastor is the damest of the dam

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  4. It is very obvious to me, that your ignorance is at a very high level. The eclipse was not the work of Satan, and I'm amazed just how much garbage has been spread around by people who have no knowledge of basic space science, or astronomy.

    Take a college level astronomy course. You will learn about total solar eclipses, which are one of the most beautiful events in nature.

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    • I just don't know sometimes where and when some people went to school. Telling our young people that this is a sign of something horrible about to happen. So sinners beware, Lord help these people please. SMH!!! I have learn't a long time ago that people will form their own opinions as they see fit. Its their right as long as they don't hurt another human being.

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  5. Please false prophets!!! What are you saying that the people who are living in sin don't know they living in sin. Crap!!!

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  6. PO Po Po,tell them brethren tell them.How can these stupid senseless among the people not understand the fools when will you be wise.How can God give you eyes to ser and you cannot see. Ears to hear and you'll cannot hear,It is the great One who planted these things.God will give you eyes to look and search this is why he said look up signs of my coming will you see.But instead all the heathens looking up at sun and moon Gods creation need special glasses to see Gods moon and Stars they see everyday,but God will tell them look up so you can be blinded.Satan congratulations you kerp winning by the millions.All over the world caious just to see somthing you need special protection to see and people go crazy,God dont blindfold his children.He made the blind see.Not blind those who can see.Youll are the ones going to burn wgen the calling you'll easy to fool,youll to excited about norhing.Many are called only few will be chosen.Haha yesterday i really saw how much vicims satan gather wish youll humans all the best okay.

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