But another Christian leader is adding his voice to the controversy – and he says Robertson is right.
“Of course it is judgment!” says Mark Biltz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries and the discoverer of the “blood moons” tetrad.
He argues the United States of America has courted God’s judgment with mistaken policies, especially with regard to Israel.
The final blood moon arrives next month, and Biltz noted he predicted “economic judgment” coming upon American in his book, “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs.”
After observing two major stock-market declines earlier this century, on the day before Rosh Hashanah in 2001 and on the day before Rosh Hashanah in 2008, Biltz wrote: “Could the coming blood moons signal our third strike, and we will be out economically? We already see the signs of economic collapse coming, with America being so much in debt and our government in a comatose condition.”
Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged about 1,000 points. It did the same in the first five minutes of trading Monday but then rebounded slightly. On Tuesday, there was a bounce in the market, then it plunged again. The Dow is down about 13 percent now from its recent highs. That means trillions of dollars in stock and bond equity have vanished.
Religious teachers, analysts and international media outlets are warning of the possibility of American economic collapse, with some going to so far as to predict “economic apocalypse.” And while other Christian leaders shy away from specific predictions, they caution America may well be facing heavenly judgment.