THE end of the world is set to begin in 2021 and will culminate in the return of Jesus Christ by 2028, according to a deceased pastor who predicted the apocalypse.
Dr F Kenton Beshore, former president of the World Bible Society, who died in 2016, left behind a series of books in which he predicted the imminent return of Christ.
The late theologian claims there were signs throughout the Bible which point to the coming apocalypse.
For example, he believes that two world wars within a century and the birth of Israel were the beginning of the end.
In his book ‘When: When Will the Rapture Take Place?’, the theologian writes: “The parable of the fig tree is a prophecy of the rebirth of the nation of Israel.”
He explains: “The Greek phrase ‘panta tauta’ that is translated ‘all these things’ refers to the beginning of birth pains (Matthew 24:8).
“Jesus was saying, in effect, that when you see the birth pains – World War I and II and famines, pestilences and earthquakes – you will know that His return is drawing near. The Greek word genea is translated ‘generation.’
“It literally means ‘born one.’ Jesus said this ‘born one’ (nation of Israel) will be in existence when He returns.”
Dr Beshore adds: “Seven major signs have already been fulfilled, five major signs are currently being fulfilled, and 15 more major signs are yet to be fulfilled.
“Those who are watching are the Lord’s obedient servants. The Lord Jesus commanded us to watch for his return.”
He also predicts a war, with Israel at the centre opposing larger nations such as Iran and Russia while other religions will feel God’s wrath.
Dr Beshore: “When these nations come against Israel, God not only defeats these armies, but he sends fire on Russia and Iran and those that ‘dwell securely in the isles.’
“I see that as a removal of the Islamic presence. So it’s a great miracle that will cause many to turn to the Lord.”