Coronavirus has led to the deaths of more than 750,000 people across the planet and infected more than 20 million people. While that would seem chaotic enough for most people, one conspiracy theorist believes this is just the tip of the iceberg, and the global pandemic is a “rehearsal” for the end of the world.
Doomsday blog Signposts of the Times likens to current COVID-19 pandemic to the book of Isaiah.
Isaiah 26:20-21 NIV reads: “Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.
“See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
“The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer.”
Signposts of the Times particularly points to the line “hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by” in reference to the current pandemic merely being a rehearsal for the end of days.
The website said: “It seems there is a major fight going on in both the temporal and spiritual realms over this recent attempt at bringing about the final days of this current dispensation of time.
“Is this battle over a pandemic just a ‘dress rehearsal’ for ever more chaos and instability?
“It certainly seems we are headlong towards the Time of Jacobs Troubles, (Tribulation), doesn’t it?
“There are more than a few prophecy watchers that are looking at the months ahead and wondering aloud if the church age is at a close and the call of Jesus Christ for his Bride, the Church to be caught up with him in the air is very near.
“We just keep on keeping on as we await that day knowing time is short. That is our blessed hope and that which keeps us on the straight and narrow path.”
However, fear not, as any scientist would tell you the apocalypse is not around the corner.
End of the world predictions have been happening for centuries but so far, none of these claims have come to fruition.
Time & Date said: “The end of the world is near—again! For centuries, doomsdayers have prophesied the apocalypse.
“But there’s a tiny catch: None of the end-of-world predictions ever come true.”