A CHRISTIAN evangelist has predicted the world will come to an end before Christmas this year.
Pastor Paul Begley believes doomsday will strike on December 21, 2020, which also happens to be his birthday.
But despite hundreds of prophecies over the centuries predicting the end of the world none have ever come true.
Although not the first to make such a prediction, Nostradamus is said to have predicted the world would end in a reference to the “King of Terror” would arrive in “1999 and seven months”.
The most recent prediction by conspiracy theorists thought the world would come to an end on June 21 this year, with reference to the Mayan calendar.
Begley, from Indiana, now believes the world will come to an end close to the end of this year.
He is not alone in that theory as Jeane Dixon, one of the US’s most prominent self-proclaimed astrologers and psychics of the twentieth century, also predicted that Armageddon would take place in 2020.
Pastor Begley said: “Of course, the Mayan elders said [June 21] could have been the end of the world. They might have made a mistake.
“Well, they obviously made a mistake on December 21, 2012, so they said maybe [June 21] would be the end of the world.
“And they made a prediction if this wasn’t the end of the world, certainly my birthday will come again.
“December 21, 2020, during the great conjunction when Jupiter and Saturn come within 0.1 degrees of one another and create the brightest star in the skies since the star of Bethlehem.
“It will be the closest Jupiter and Saturn have been since 1623 and it won’t even come that closes again for another 500 years.
“So this is so rare and it’s going to be on the winter solstice.
“It’s going to be on December 21, 2020. The Mayans now reorganising and saying this could certainly be the end of the world as we know it.”
2020 has certainly been something of the end of the world as we know it, with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe and countries imposing lockdowns to try to tackle the spread of the deadly virus.
Despite such monumental change to the world in 2020, doubt has been cast on the prophesies Begley has previously announced.
When an annular eclipse of the Sun took place on June 21, Begley said it was a certain sign of the end of days.
He has also previously referred to Blood moon lunar eclipses as another sign of the coming apocalypse.
Begley, likes to use his online preaching to cite Revelations in the Bible and often refers to its apparent references to the end of days.
The Geographical Society thinks the Earth could be wiped out by a “supervolcanic” eruption although this could happen in about one million years, according to a report in 2017.
Polls conducted across 20 countries have found that at least 14 per cent of people believe the world will end in their lifetime, with percentages ranging from six per cent of people in France to 22 per cent of those in the US and Turkey.
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