The apocalypse is said to be a future destructive end-time scenario proposed in the Bible before the return of Jesus Christ. Over the years, there have been many predictions on how the world will end, with the most notable coming on December 21, 2012 – said to be the end date of a 5,126-year-long cycle. However, nothing had changed by December 22 that year and pastor Paul Begley thinks the cycle was actually a catalyst to the end of the world.
The doomsday preacher believes the events in the seven years since prove that the Earth has been going downhill and this could be our final week.
He said yesterday: “These are truly the last days – the Bible gives us a warning.
“Jesus said when you seek false Christ then false prophets will rise in the last days – we certainly have that.
“He also said there will be wars and rumours of wars – nations against nations and kingdoms and kingdoms – that’s absolutely going on.
“He said ‘all these see that you be not troubled, all these things must come to pass, the end is not yet.’”
Mr Begley also pointed out specific worldwide events that have occurred over the last seven years that apparently prove the end is near.
He added: “The Bible says there will be famine, drought – well we’ve had record droughts in Australia, record droughts in California – that’s why we had wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
“Canada has also seen wildfires and there have been increased droughts in Africa.
“The Bible says the Euphrates River will dry up so much the kings of the east will be able to march over it.
“Well it is 85% smaller than it was eight years ago – you can see on Google Maps – there’s only 15% left.
“The Sea of Galilee is down 40ft since 2013 and the Dead Sea is drying up.”
Mr Begley went on to offer a stern warning to those who have been ignoring the apparently obvious signs.
He continued: “What about the dead fish, the dead birds and the dead cows? That’s what it says in the Book of Hosea chapter four.
“People have been freaking out thinking it is the apocalypse but this has happened every day now for the last nine years.
“People don’t believe the Bible, but we are now racing to the end of time.”