PUBLISHED: 20:50, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:54, Fri, Sep 4, 2020
The Christian Bible makes a strong statement against prophesying the date of Jesus Christ's Second Coming. And yet, according to Pastor Paul Begley of West Lafayette in Indiana, US, prominent preachers and ministers have made more than 240 such predictions throughout history. These predictions included very specific dates of Jesus' return, such as claims the Messiah would appear on March 21, 1843.
Pastor Begley, who hosts the weekly show The Coming Apocalypse, has warned against setting such dates.
Jesus himself is quoted in the Gospels, saying: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
Pastor Begley does, however, believe we are already living in the end times, and with this, he thinks people need to be aware of signs and warnings unfolding.
He said during his most recent broadcast: "One thing's for sure, the Bible says no man knows the day or the hour.
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End of the world: A preacher has said the return of Jesus Christ could soon happen (Image: GETTY)
End of the world: Paul Begley hosts the weekly show The Coming Apocalypse (Image: PAUL BEGLEY)
"But it does say we can see the day approaching. What does that mean and are we living in that prophetic times now?"
According to Pastor Begley's controversial interpretations of the Bible, events such as asteroid flybys, typhoons, pandemics, earthquakes and political upheaval are all biblical in nature.
He has previously called Blood Moon eclipses "harbingers of doom".
And more recently, he dubbed a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates a major stepping stone towards the end of days.
The firebrand preacher now said: "Probably the number one question I'm asked is, 'Pastor, in your opinion, how much time do you think we've got