The year 2017 will be our final year according to prophets. They claim that God will take its vengeance upon the humanity.
Despite numerous failed apocalypse predictions, Christian conspiracy theorists believe they have finally calculated the year of “God’s vengeance”.
The world might not have ended as predicted on July 29 this year but Reverend Donna Larson – who runs the blog Rapture and End Times – has a new forecast and she is not alone in believing that 2017 could be the end.
Many apocalypse truth seekers believe recent earthquakes could mark the beginning of the end.
According to Larson’s theory, the Bible says men will rule the earth for 6,000 years before facing God’s wrath.
By creating a timeline of the Bible – calculating Adam had been created in 3,983 BC – she believes 6,000 years will be up next year.
She believes 2017 is the most significant year to mark the end as it will be the 70th anniversary of the UN’s decision to establish Israel and 50 years after the unification of Jerusalem.
Larson added: “All these numbers have Biblical significance – 50 is the number of unification between Passover and Pentecost and 70 is the number of fulfilment according to the book of Daniel, Chapter 9.
“So 50 and 70 represent the beginning and the end.”
Robert Binnion who runs the “end of time prophecy website” Nice Timing has used different calculations from the Bible to reach his forecast of 2017.
According to his theory, the year 2017 becomes significant because all seven possibilities of a “Biblical generation” point to that year.
Using passages from Genesis, Psalms, Matthew and Deuteronomy, Binnion came to the conclusion that a generation could mean 120, 100 80, 70, 50, 40 or 38 years.
When counting back from 2017 – according to Binnion – they all point to significant time in Judeo-Christian history.
He added: “Incredibly there is one year – 2017 – that calculates out to the same year using these seven time periods.”
These claims by Larson and Binnion have been met with some scepticism – with a number of people citing the book of Mark, which says no one will know when judgement day will come.
Michael Parker, who runs the blog End of Time Prophecies – which initially forecasted July 29 as the end – admitted most of the “prophecies” online were just speculation.
Speaking to the Daily Star Online, Parker said: “Many people on the internet have opinions and theories regarding the Lord’s return, the wrath of God and the end of the age.”
However, when asked what he thought of the theories circulating about 2017, Parker was not entirely a sceptic.
He added: “2017 will be a year of great awakening and of great shaking.
“The time is soon coming – and appears to have already started – when the earth will start its belching forth of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, extreme weather conditions the like of which modern mankind has never seen before.”
Parker also added that a number of Biblical prophecies are expected to be fulfilled in 2017.
He said: “Scripture tells us that when a nation involved and its leaders involved attempt to divide the land of Israel, God will come to that nation and divide the land as judgment for doing so.
“There is a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, that makes its path diagonally across the US – essentially cutting it in half.
“Another prophecy is fulfilled on September 23, 2017, when an alignment of planets and stars fulfil Revelation, Chapter 12.
“This prophecy could very well be the fulfilment of the beginning of the ‘Day of the Lord’, when God’s wrath is declared.”
While Parker admits that humanity cannot know the date for “Christ’s return”, he added: “Could he return in 2017? I’ve never seen a more favourable time for that to happen.”