PUBLISHED: 21:13, Sat, Sep 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:13, Sat, Sep 12, 2020
Christian evangelists and doomsday prophets await the day of reckoning when the Second Coming of Jesus Christ seal's humanity's fate. The Bible warns of many events that will unfold in the end days, including a period of strife known as the Tribulation. Scripture also warns of the Antichrist coming to power, taking a seat in the rebuilt Holy Temple of Jerusalem.
And although these warnings are considered by many to be metaphorical, many niche Christian groups take them at face value.
Evangelists in the US, in particular, follow literal interpretations of the Bible and link modern-day events to prophecy.
Pastor Paul Begley of West Lafayette in Indiana is one such purveyor of doomsday prophecies and Christian conspiracy theories.
Pastor Begley hosts the weekly TV series The Coming Apocalypse where he makes many bold and unsubstantiated claims about the end days.
In his most recent broadcast, dubbed Breaking 'The Fire is Falling' Time is Running, the preacher urged his followers to prepare for what he believes is to come.
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End of the world: A Christian evangelist has warned God's fire will fall from the skies (Image: GETTY)
End of the world: Many people follow literal interpretations of Biblical prophecy (Image: GETTY)
He said: "When I tell you that the fire's going to fall in the last days, I'm not playing."
According to scripture, a number of apocalyptic events will unfold before the end of the world.
Pastor Begley believes the world will be ravaged by war, plagues, political unrest and natural cataclysms.
In many cases, he claims these events are already unfolding, such as the record-breaking California fires.
He also believes asteroids will strike the planet, earthquakes will split the ground open and Christians and Jews alike will face persecution.