A comet will collide with Earth and cause total devastation within the “next 10 to 15 years”, as foretold in the Book of Revelation, according to a bible scholar.
David Hareen told the Daily Star that there’s evidence that the Earth has suffered many more close encounters with comets than most astronomers believe, and that that one of these comets is set to return within the next decade or so, bringing the End of the World as we know it and paving the way for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
David bases his theory on his lifelong study of the Bible, saying that regular encounters with comets caused many of the most dramatic incidents in the Old Testament – including The Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Great Plagues of Egypt.
His book The High Sign details the evidence for these cometary impacts, and he says there are at leats two regular visitors – a smaller object with a 54-year orbit and a larger, more devastating threat which crosses the Earth’s orbit roughly every 2,000 years.
He told the Daily Star that it’s this larger, more infrequent visitor that’s likely to herald the end of days.
“I think it will be the 2,000-year comet,” he said, “which evidence indicates was present when a terrified Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden, around 4,000 B.C.”
David claims the object reappeared in our skies around 2,000 BC, around the time of Jesus’s ministry on Earth.
He doesn’t think it was the star seen by the Three Wise Men when Jesus was born, but he suspects it could have responsible for the “earthquakes and worldwide darkness for three hours” reported after his crucifixion.
And he claims the object is due another visit.
He told us: “The final timeframe would be soon perhaps but not for sure within the next 10 or 15 years.
“Jesus said no one, including himself, would know exactly when he would return. This of course, would be the last event, ending with many unbelievers left to face the final fiery deluge – comets are explosive as witness the Jupiter event in 1994.”
David believes that Christians will be “will be airlifted to heaven” shortly before the final massive impact.
Among the many sensational claims in David’s book is that extraterrestrial creatures can be present in these comets and in some cases dropped, still living, on Earth as the planet passes through the comet’s tail.
Discussing the third plague visited on Egypt described in the book of Exodus, he writes: “The third plague has been identified by some translators as lice, by others as gnats. The Hebrew word ken is used in the Bible only to identify the insects that generated this plague, nowhere else.”
He speculates that the Egyptians would have been capable of dealing with any stinging insects that were common in their general geographical area but that these unprecedented bugs could have come from the stars.
The text describing this plague states that these insects emerged from “the dust of the land,” he writes.
“If this dust was introduced into Egypt by the tail of a comet, the insects emerging from it would have been unknown to the Egyptians. Had they been lice or gnats, the healing ointments of the Egyptians would have been effective.
“But these ointments had no effect on the insects that emerged from the dust, and some Egyptians died after being stung.
These deadly insects were unfamiliar to the Egyptians as should be expected of creatures with extraterrestrial origin.”
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David says that the fact that we’ve recorded comparatively few extraterrestrial impacts over the past few centuries is no reason rot be complacent.
He cites the devastating Wisconsin fire of 1871 in which thousands are thought to have died.
He writes: “The main body of the [comet fragment crashed into one of the Great Lakes on October 7, 1871 and peripheral fragments and debris, including small pieces of frozen methane, acetylene, and other highly combustible chemicals, exploded from the friction of entering the Earth’s atmosphere and ignited the Chicago fire and dozens of other fires that burned simultaneously in Wisconsin and Michigan.”
It’s important to note that the vast majority of astronomers disagree with David’s claims. But if, as he said, the next massive comet impact is due in the next decade or so, we shouldn’t have long to wait to see if he’s right.
Interestingly, a previously undiscovered 62-mile wide object now named Comet C/2014 UN271 was spotted entering the Solar System in June this year.
Peter Vereš, an astronomer at the Harvard & Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics excitedly says: “We will have practically 20 years to study it.”
Let’s hope it doesn’t get too close.