According to a report by Daily Mail UK, a conspiracy theorist, Nora Roth, has claimed that Jesus will return to Earth this month, December 2016, guiding his people to heaven and leaving the planet totally sterile for 1,000 years.
Nora who is a Christian computer programmer, says she has performed complex calculations which suggest the apocalypse will occur by the end of 2016. The claims have been made on Ms Roth’s website, MarkBeast, in a post called ‘2016 The Time of the End.’
At that point she said, ‘everlasting righteousness will be brought in’, and Earth will be ‘left to rest’ for a millennium.
Ms Nora Roth wrote:
‘In the fall [autumn] of 2016, the 6,000 years of sin on earth will come to an end, everlasting righteousness will be brought in, and Jesus will come again to take His people to heaven.’
‘Then the Earth will begin its 1,000 years of rest.’
Nora Roth believes that each person has a probation time on Earth. Her calculations are based on an excerpt from the Bible’s Book of Daniel, which tells the story of the Jewish people’s forced relocation to Babylon. In the story, Gabriel says that ‘Seventy sevens are decreed […] to put an end to sin.’ She believes that ‘sevens’ refers to a Jubilee cycle, which is a unit of time.
The Bible states that the working week should be six days long, with a rest day on Sunday. This also extends on a larger scale, and Ms Roth says that God ‘told the children of Israel to plant and to harvest their land for six years and then let the land rest the seventh year.’
A Jubilee Cycle consists of seven of the larger units, followed by a year of rest – a total of 50 years. Ms Roth writes:
‘The 70 Jubilees began in 1416 BC when God’s children entered Canaan.
‘The 70 Jubilees will end 3,431 years later in 2016 AD.’
However, Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, says the predictions have little evidence to them.
Speaking to MailOnline he said:
‘Obscure numbers and codes are loved by fear-mongers, and by using them to predict the end of the world, they show they have an insight into the mind of God and/or the workings of the Universe. Using knowledge of past predictions, and the fact we are still here, I predict we shouldn’t worry about this latest revelation.’
This is not the first claim that the world will end in 2016 due to the second coming of Jesus.
In July, a video posted on YouTube claimed that a magnetic polar flip would trigger worldwide earthquakes and a ‘rolling cloud’ that would destroy the world.
End Times Prophecies, who posted the video, claimed that the Earth is currently overdue a magnetic flip, and predicted it would happen in July as it overlapped with the ‘second coming of Jesus.’
Luckily for us, the world did not experience a magnetic polar flip, and did not end in July.