End of the world: Bible scholar’s prediction for Jesus Christ return is shockingly close

In 1970, American Christian writer Harold Lindsey made headlines after claiming to have unlocked the secrets of the Bible. Mr Lindsey said he had successfully predicted the apocalypse after decoding Matthew 24:32-33, suggesting the generation that saw the 1948 rebirth of Israel as a nation – apparently symbolised by the fig tree—would see the return of Jesus Christ. The author stated that a biblical generation is “something like 40 years” and suggested that “within 40 years or so of 1948, all these things could take place”.

When Jesus did not return, Mr Lindsey came under heavy criticism, but World Bible Society President Kenton Beshore would later argue his prediction over a biblical generation was incorrect.

Mr Beshore, who sadly passed away in 2016 said: “Jesus says in Matthew 24:34 that this ‘born one,’ or ‘this generation’ will not pass away until all these things are fulfilled.

“He pictures Israel as a Jewish boy, born May 14, 1948, that would grow up and become an old man until he comes in glory to establish his millennial kingdom. 

“Now, how long is this generation, this ‘born one’? The first meaning of ‘born one’ is in Psalm 90:10. 

The return of Jesus and the end of the world is predicted for 2021

The return of Jesus and the end of the world is predicted for 2021 (Image: GETTY)

American Christian writer Harold Lindsey

American Christian writer Harold Lindsey (Image: YOUTUBE)

The outside date for the rapture would be 2021

Kenton Beshore

Claims were made based on Bible accounts

Claims were made based on Bible accounts (Image: GETTY)


 Kenton Beshore

Kenton Beshore interpreted the date differently (Image: YOUTUBE)

The prediction leaves just two years left

The prediction leaves just two years left (Image: GETTY)

He stated: “There is the thought that at the moment the change in climate is exceeding the rate at which species can adapt. 

“It’s not like with the other mass extinctions, its more of a perfect storm of conditions not just one like climate change or an asteroid, but a host of things we have.

“It’s not just climate change induced by humans at the moment, but we have deforestation or urban sprawls or habitat fragmentation, things like that, which is stopping species from adapting at a fast enough rate.

“So it’s worrying to see where we are heading knowing what’s happened in the past.”

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