As if Texas’ drought wasn’t bad enough, it might be a sign of something worse, some Christians worry. A favorite fishing spot in West Texas has turned blood-red, cuing rapture-ready believers to claim that it’s evidence of the end times.
The OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park has dried up, with lonely fish skeletons left in the basin and the remaining water a deep red. It looks like a biblical plague.
“Together now (the dead fish) float in clumps numbering in the thousands in and around that small pool of water that remains — its surface stained the color of blood by the amount of death and algae inside,” wrote John Boyd, of the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
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The website Before It’s News proclaims, “Ever seen a lake turn BLOOD RED? First sign of the end of days!!!”
Indiana preacher Paul Begley, whose ministry appears to focus almost entirely on eschatology, sat before his video camera, drinking his signature coffee and shouting “Are you serious?” Citing Revelation 8:8 and 16:1-4, he asks, “How many more bible signs are we going to get? Jesus is soon going to return and will you be ready?”
Begley quotes signs referenced in Revelation 16, saying “The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man, and every living soul died in the sea. The third angel poured out his bowl upon the rivers and the fountains of water, and they became blood.”
Paul Begley, chron.com 69 Comments
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