The World Bible Society believes that the world will end on or before the year 2021, with Jesus returning by 2028 after the apocalypse.
In a series of books, the World Bible Society president Dr F Kenton Beshore has outlined his predictions for the impending rapture, and believed it began almost a century ago.
In Biblical terms, Dr Beshore claims that a generation is “seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong”, leading him to the conclusion that World War Two and the birth of Israel marked the beginning of the end for humanity”.
In his book ‘When: When Will the Rapture Take Place?’, the theologian writes: “The parable of the fig tree is a prophecy of the rebirth of the nation of Israel.”
He explains: “The Greek phrase ‘panta tauta’ 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 – World War I and II and famines, pestilences and earthquakes – you will know that His return is drawing near. The Greek word genea is translated ‘generation.’
“It literally means ‘born one.’ Jesus said this ‘born one’ (nation of Israel) will be in existence when He returns.”
Dr Beshore adds: “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 predicts a war, with Israel at the centre opposing larger nations such as Iran and Russia while other religions will feel God’s wrath.
Dr Beshore: “When these nations come against Israel, God not only defeats these armies, but he sends fire on Russia and Iran and those that ‘dwell securely in the isles.’
“I see that as a removal of the Islamic presence. So it’s a great miracle that will cause many to turn to the Lord.”