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But, behold, I say unto you that before this great day shall come the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and there shall be greater signs in heaven above and in the earth beneath; (D&C 29:14)
I’m convinced that some of the signs of the times in the latter days will be performed through seemingly “natural” processes. Clearly the prophets of old lacked the proper vernacular to describe many of the things they saw, such as John potentially describing helicopters and other war machines as roaring locusts. They described their visions with the common language available to them, just as Jesus used parables and examples that related to the people he taught.
Coming from this perspective one might be intrigued, then, to read about the deep red hue the moon takes on during a lunar eclipse.
This proposal then begs the question, “how might the other signs be brought about?” While I certainly believe that some (or most) signs will be considered miraculous even with our advanced science, perhaps some of them might seem to occur naturally.
Just a thought. What say ye?