Texas is expecting the end of days (VIDEO)
Elena Vnorovscaia / Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- A Texas lake waters turned blood-red this summer. The OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park that was favorite fishing spot in West Texas, dried up, with lonely fish skeletons left in the basin and the remaining water a deep red.
Rapture-ready believers claim that it’s evidence of the end times, which are described in Holy Bible.
Preacher from Indiana, Paul Begley, whose ministry appears to focus almost entirely on eschatology, said 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 also quotes signs referenced in Revelation 16: “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.”
But Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials say the bloody, deep, opaque red look is the result of Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water. The reason that the local water has become an oxygen-deprived one is that Texas is experiencing major drought this summer, with 75 percent of the state's area in an "exceptional" drought, the highest level, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC).
The state had hoped for some relief from Tropical Storm Don last week, but the system fizzled and brought only an inch or two of rain to areas near the coast.
The question that comes to my mind is “Doesn’t Paul Begley know about the Bible’s verses which say that it is unknown when the time comes?” For instance, “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night” (1Th.5:2) or “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13).
Thus it can be said it is rather the end of a popular fishing and recreation spot than a sign of Apocalypse.