HUGE earthquakes are set to "DESTROY Earth" following a rare series of lunar events, self-styled 'prophets' have claimed
Two Christian preachers with huge followings in the US claim the date of the last of four 'blood moons' over the past 18 months, due to occur in the early hours of Monday, September 28, and following the current papal visit to the US, will signal the second coming of Jesus Christ.
The two evangelists have been accused of peddling the warnings in order to cash in on books they have penned about their predictions - one of which was turned into a movie.
The pair claim Armageddon will occur at the conclusion of the ongoing 'tetrad' of blood moons, which began on April 15 last year, followed by another red-coloured lunar eclipse on October 8 last year, and a third on April 4 this year.
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The fourth in the series of blood moons, which have six full moons in between, is set to happen in the early hours of tomorrow morning at aroundn 3.47am.
The incredible alignment of blood moons has only happened a handful of times in the last 2,000 years, with pastors Mark Biltz and John Hagee claiming they have historically coincided with a globally significant religious event.
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Mr Biltz, of El Shaddai Ministries in Washington and who wrote 'Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs', has found historical blood moon tetrads coincided with significant historical events for Israel and Jewish people.
These include the formation of the Jewish state in 1948, the Six-Day War for Jerusalem and even the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492.
The current tetrad of blood moons have conincided with Biblical feasts, with Passover beginning on April 3 - a day before the last blood moon - and September 28 this year marking the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Last week online doommongers warned an asteroid would kills us off in September, hitting Earth between September 22 and 28, but Mr Blitz claims it will be an earthquake instead and to have the exact date,
Mr Blitz said: "The last time there was a tetrad was back in the 1900s, and to my amazement, they also fell on the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles.
"When I noticed the years these phenomena occurred, my mind began reeling
"The last two times there were four blood moons in a row, they happened, first, right after Israel became a nation in 1948, and then again when Israel retook Jerusalem in 1967.”
Mr Biltz now claims to be monitoring the frequency of earthquakes, adding: "The number has more than doubled over the last 10 years.
“It was prophesied that there would be earthquakes at increased levels before the return of the Messiah and they were to be likened to birth pangs.
"With the increase in activity and the increase in magnitude I definitely see it as being but another sign along with the signs in the heavens that we are at the door.”
Mr Hagee, founder and senior pastor of a "megachurch" in Cornerstone, San Antonio, Texas - which has more than 20,000 followers - is also claiming to have made the discovery in his book 'Four Blood Moons'.
The book has made it onto the New York Times' bestsellers list and since been made into a documetary-syle movie of the same name.
“Two blood moons, in 2014 and 2015, point to dramatic events in the Middle East and, as a result, changes in the whole world.”
Mr Hagee claims that while Americans watched the latest blood moon in April, the Ukrainian government launched its first offensive to take back buildings occupied by Russian-backed separatists.
He said the Ukraine crisis has since escalated and it is feared if the US gives Ukraine military aid, it could trigger a third world war.
He added: "According to the Biblical prophecy, world history is about to change dramatically.
"To get four blood moons you need something absolutely extraordinary in astrological terms.
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"Every time this has happened in the last 500 years, it has coincided with tragedy for the Jewish people followed by triumph. And once again, for Israel, the timing of this tetrad is remarkable.
"To have four and have them fall on these exact dates is something that has to be beyond coincidental.
"The really significant fact is that between these four blood moons there will be a total solar eclipse.
"Even Jesus himself, in the Book of Luke, states there 'will be signs in the sun, moon and stars' and to 'lift up your heads for redemption draws nigh'.
"It just says 'when you see these signs' - and four blood moons is a very significant one - 'the end of this age is coming."
However, not all Christians are convinced by the predictions.
Chris White, a YouTube video maker, claims to have exposed just how "out of time" the last blood moon events actually were with the events they supposedly coincided with.
He said of the 1492/1493 tetrad: "The Spanish Inquisition started in 1478 and ended 350 years later."
He added: "They have tried to give it credibility by saying it coincided with the ohambra decree being issued on March 31 1492, when they expelled the jews, but the first eclipse did not occur until over a year later and the last eclipse was two years later. Unless saying over a year out is God's prediction way, then this is not a match."
He said the next eclipse was actually in 1949/50, and the closest eclipse to any significant event in the creation of Israel was 10 months after the Six-Day War ended.
Mr White added that there were also two tetrads not close to any significant event that the pastors had "conveniently" left out.
Professor Gary Shogren, a former pastor who studied the New Testament at Aberdeen University, said: "You’ll never go broke predicting the apocalypse".
It was prophesied that there would be earthquakes at increased levels before the return of the Messiah and they were to be likened to birth pangs. With the increase in activity and the increase in magnitude I definitely see it as being but another sign .