Scores of conspiracy theorists are certain the outbreak of World War Three in the Middle East has been long foretold in the pages of the Christian Bible.
One such conspiracy theorist, Dr Bob Thiel of Bible News Prophecy, addressed the growing fears and examined the relevant biblical passages which might shed light on the issue.
In a bizarre Youtube video titled “Syria and the start of World War Three”, the conspiracist warned of immense “consequences” in the aftermath of the Saturday April 14 missiles strikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities by the US, UK and France.
But could the supposedly prophesied “consequences” result in the outbreak of a third global conflict between the world’s embittered superpowers?
Dr Thiel said: “The strike on Syria on April 14 2018, is not really the start of World War Three. World War Three is not some kind of a war with the United States, United Kingdom and France against Russia, Syria and Iran.
“But there are going to be consequences. Different types of consequences.
“One consequence is the Book of Isaiah has some warnings about what will happen with Syrians actually. We read from the New King James version of the Bible, Isaiah nine, starting at verse eight.
“’The Lord sent a word against Jacob, and it has fallen on Israel. All the people will know Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria.’”
According to Dr Thiel, the passage in the bible is a direct reference to the United Kingdom and the United States, which took part in the joint missile strike over the weekend.
The conspiracist then quoted other passages which mention the destruction of Damascus, the Syrian capital and beating heart of the Syrian regime.
World War 3: A Biblical conspiracist has warned of a developing global conflict in Syria
In his mind, the destruction of Damascus will come at the hand of weapons of mass destruction.
As far as World War Three, yes it is going to come
Dr Thiel said: “This is going to happen. It hasn’t happened yet but it is is going to happen.
“It’s been claimed Damascus is the oldest continuing inhabited city in the world, and while some other cities claim that title as well, the reality is since the prophet Isaiah was inspired to write this warning about the destruction coming to Damascus it has not yet happened.
“Biblical indications are this is something that will happen prior to the start of the Great Tribulation.”
But to anyone fearful of the outbreak of World War Three, the conspiracists assured the recent military developments have not yet triggered global conflict.
Instead Dr Thiel argued the Saturday missile strike set the stage for later events to occur – namely the destruction of Damascus and the US by a European Power which will serve as a catalyst for World War Three.
All of this will supposedly happen just before the Great Tribulation, a period of intense famine, war, destruction and chaos before the end of the world.
The conspiracist said: “As far as World War Three goes, it will happen. It’s likely we’re going to see Damascus destroyed first and that could be due to escalations in the current conflict or things further down the line between Israel and Iran and Syria.
“We know the Bible says that Syria’s capital Damascus will be destroyed and of course you’ve got the Islamic State and others who have tried to destroy Damascus as far as Syria goes.
“As far as World War Three, yes it is going to come. Is it World War Three right now with what the US, Britain and France did to Syria? No.”
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The World War Three prophecy comes off the back of self-titled Christian numerologists David Meade warning the end of the world could take place as soon as April 23 2018.
Mr Meade, who has wrongly predicted the end times on numerous occasions in the past, claimed the mysterious Planet X or Nibiru star system will cross paths with Earth this month.
The debunked conspiracist said: “During this time frame, on April 23, 2018 the moon appears under the feet of the Constellation Virgo.
“The Sun appears to precisely clothe Virgo… Jupiter is birthed on April 08, 2018.
“The 12 stars at that date include the nine stars of Leo, and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus and Mars – which combine to make a count of 12 stars on the head of Virgo.
“Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.”