The preacher who believes the events of 2020 are a sign of the end times has developed a new app for doomsday believers to follow the apocalypse as it unfolds.
Pastor Paul Begley, who has more than 330,000 YouTube subscribers, has pointed to the coronavirus pandemic, locust infestations, eclipses and passing asteroids as evidence the world is coming to an end.
His frequent live streams are delivered like sermons, complete with Begley brandishing a Bible to highlight passages that he says predicted current events.
Now his fans will have an even more tech-savvy way of keeping up with the pastor’s latest revelations — a smartphone app.
“In these end times, where can you turn for the latest news from a Biblical perspective?” a recent video on his channel says.
“The Apocalypse Watch App – coming soon!”
The words are intercut with footage of military aircraft, natural disasters and scenes from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The video’s description promises the Apocalypse Watch App will be available to download at Pastor Begley’s website “soon” but no official launch date has been announced.
Details about what the app will entail and how it will work are scant, and it remains to be seen if it’s free to download or not.
Begley recently pointed to asteroid 2011 ES4, which NASA says will pass by Earth on September 1, as a precursor to a cosmic catastrophe that will burn the planet to a crisp.
“It’s been confirmed — incoming fireballs, apocalyptic, headed in our direction,” he proclaimed.
“It is prophesied that apocalyptic fireballs will fall. We’re getting confirmation they are coming.”
Begley believes both Biblical passages and scientific evidence point to the planet being in danger of destruction by incoming space debris and asteroids in a “September to remember”.
“I’ve been talking about this for a decade because we knew, according to the Bible, we knew it was coming – even without scientific proof,” he said.
“Even Stephen Hawking says the Earth will be consumed in fire in 2600. I think it’s gonna be way way sooner than that because the Bible says it in second Peter, chapter three.
“Here’s what scientists are finding out: the debris field that’s coming is a precursor to the bigger rocks that are coming behind it,” Begley says.
“The little rocks, in an explosion somewhere in the cosmos, sent millions and billions of rocks headed in our direction.”
He showed his subscribers a small rock that he claimed was a piece of a meteor that didn’t burn up in the atmosphere because it’s made of iron, and says more of them can do “huge damage”.
“It’s gonna hit the Earth, it’s gonna bring intense heat, fires are going to break out,” he says.
Begley quotes from the Bible which says the Earth will one day “melt with a fervent heat” and “reel and rock like a drunkard”.
“This is scientific proof that fireballs and asteroids are heated in our direction. Meteorites are coming!”