“Seven major signs have already been fulfilled, five major signs are currently being fulfilled”
Dr F Kenton Beshore
According to deceased Dr F Kenton Beshore, former president of the World Bible Society, the first stages of the end of the world will begin in 2021.
He said it will culminate with the return of Jesus Christ in 2028.
The late pastor, who died in 2016, believed clues about the end of the world can be found in the Bible.
Dr Beshore pointed to the two world wars and the creation of Israel as being proof that the end is near.
He said: “The Greek phrase ‘pants taut’ 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 – WW1 and WW2 and families, pestilences and earthquakes – you will know that His return is drawing near. The Greek work genes is translated ‘generation’.
“It literally means ‘born one’. Jesus said this ‘born one’ (nation of Israel) will be in existence when He returns.”
The late theologian added: “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 believed a war between Israel and larger nations, namely Iran and Russia, will be a flashpoint of the apocalypse.
However, numerous religious figures have predicted the end of the world, only to find that nothing happens on their predicted date.