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A Doomsday preacher has warned that today's solar eclipse could be a sign of the end of the world - and just as things are starting to look up, eh?
The Ring of Fire eclipse took place today (10 June), which saw the sun and the moon in perfect alignment with Earth resulting in the sun appearing as a bright ring in the sky in some parts of the world - hence the name.
And while it may have been a pretty spectacle for many, preacher and TV host Paul Begley has warned it could be a sign of the end times, the Express reports.
Pastor Begley presents the cheerfully titled weekly show The Coming Apocalypse and also runs his own YouTube channel where he attempts to make connections between Bible passages and current events.
Citing a passage from Genesis on his channel, Begley read: "And God said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish between the day and the night, and let them be signs to mark the seasons and days and years.'
"So God's saying, 'I'm going to put signs in the heavens.' Some of them are of prophecy."
He then quoted another passage which mentions the 'signs in the sun, moon and stars' before we see the second coming of Christ and our redemption.
The passage reads: "On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity roaring and tossing of the sea.
"People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
"At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
"When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
Pastor Begley reckons this eclipse is just one of a number of signs we're seeing that point towards our impending redemption.
He explained: "Look at the meteorites, look at the asteroids, look at the incoming debris field, look at the radiation, the UV rays, the cosmic rays, the extreme weather conditions, the droughts.
"Listen, it's going to get ugly, guys, and then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
"When these things begin to pass, He said, 'Look up, lift up your head, for your redemption is drawing nigh.'"
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