An End Times author said he believes an asteroid will strike the Earth in 2029 and spread a virus that will lead to the rise of the Antichrist.
Thomas Horn, author of The Wormwood Prophecy, told Jim Bakker on the Jim Bakker Show that he believes it is “more likely than not” that the seven years of Great Tribulation could start in 2025, The Christian Post reports.
He said an asteroid named Apophis by NASA will hit Earth on April 13, 2029.
“I believe that Apophis is carrying an alien micro-organism on it in which a virus is being sustained and I believe it’s going to make coronavirus look like a walk in the park,” he said on the show.
In March, NASA released a statement about Apophis, saying there is “no risk” of the asteroid impacting Earth for “at least a century.”
“Thanks to additional observations of the near-Earth object (NEO), the risk of an impact in 2029 was later ruled out, as was the potential impact risk posed by another close approach in 2036. Until this month, however, a small chance of impact in 2068 still remained.”
Horn said he believes NASA is part of a “cover-up” about the asteroid.
He said the asteroid is Wormwood, the “great star” described in Revelation 8.
Horn added that the asteroid will be “a global trigger event” that “leads to the Mark of the Beast” and then the rising of the Antichrist.
Horn isn’t Bakker’s first guest in recent weeks to discuss conspiracy theories.
Last week, Bakker interviewed Steve Quayle, an author who writes on aliens and fallen angels, who warned about “aliens, demons, trans-dimensional beings, and diseases that are designed to initiate cannibalism in human beings and turn them into literal zombies.”
Kyle Mantyla of Right Wing Watch said he worries that the Jim Bakker Show is becoming “decidedly stranger.”
“While televangelist Jim Bakker’s daily television program has always been a repository for misinformation, baseless conspiracy theories, and End Times fearmongering, his show has gotten decidedly stranger in recent days,” wrote Mantyla.
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