Preacher Paul Begley Backs Down On Prediction That Apocalypse Is Due Next Week
Earlier this year, Pastor Paul Begley announced that the end of the world was set to occur on 21 December 2020. And at the time, that sounded about right for the way the year was going.
However, it now appears that he was wrong, and that the world is not going to end. I know, who could have guessed?
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, the preacher admits that he cannot be certain as to a date for the end of days, because no one knows that but the big man upstairs. Which seems fair.
He says: "The end is near, I'm just gonna tell you right now, the end is near. Now, well, people wanna know what day, what hour, what year?
"The Bible says no man knows the day nor the hour, no. Not the angels in Heaven, not the son of God, but the Father only. We know this in Matthew 24."
Strange, you might think a pastor such as Paul would have previously skimmed through Matthew during his years of studying the Bible, and would have already known this particular passage.
But Paul isn't done just yet. After giving a quick plug to his mate's beauty supplement, he then goes on to share Sir Isaac Newton's theory that the end would not come until at least 2060 - or somewhere between then and 2090 at the latest.
So it's good to see he's not given up on his dream just yet.
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His 'theory' was based on a combination of the Mayan calendar and a rare astrological event called the Great Conjunction, which happens every 20 years and sees Jupiter and Saturn align at the same degree of the zodiac.
The Mayan calendar had previously predicted the world would end on the same date in 2012 - something which (as I'm sure you're all aware) didn't happen.
Speaking back in June, Paul said: "It will be the closest Jupiter and Saturn have been since 1623 and it won't even come that close again for another 500 years.
"It's going to be on December 21, 2020."
"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.
"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 are now reorganising and saying this could certainly be the end of the world as we know it."
Well, not long to find out.
Featured Image Credit: Paul Begley/YouTube
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