As we prepare for 2018 to come to an end, an Israeli man only identified as "David" wants us to also think about the apocalypse that's supposedly just around the corner.
David, who claims to have been gifted with the ability to communicate directly with God, recently made some big predictions about the end of the world as we know it.
He has autism spectrum disorder and uses a computer to facilitate communication, but he views his complex disorder as a gift that enables him to be a "messenger of God."
The Apocalypse is near
“Most people don’t want to understand that we are near the end," the "prophetic" man said, according to the Hebrew language website Ki La’Hashem Melucha.
David explained that the Messiah will soon come to Earth, and it'll be only a matter of time until God destroys a big part of the planet.
"The Messiah is about to be revealed but we have to undergo something very difficult first," he continued. "God is going to destroy two-thirds of the world."
"Don’t think this is going to be due to a nuclear war, though that may be part of it. Man can’t destroy the world. Only God, who created the world, can destroy it," he added.
David also gave a message to everyone making preparations for doomsday: "Even if you have a bunker, weapons, food, and water, all you need for a few years, it will not help you."
"Jews will not suffer"
He explained that there will be groups of people, specifically the Jews, who will not suffer during the apocalypse.
"The end-of-days will be like when the Jews left Egypt. And just as the plagues did not harm the Am Yisrael, the Jews will not suffer," he said.
David's predictions are just among dozens of other claims made by clairvoyants, psychics, and religious conspiracy theorists this year.
Earlier this year, conspiracy theorist Mathieu Jean-Marc Joseph Rodrigue said that he believes the Bible's Book of Revelations holds the answer to when the world will end.
He managed to find the exact passage that has signs pointing to 2018 as Earth's final year.
The passage Rodrigue is referring to reads as follows: "He was given authority to act for 42 months."
Based on numerology, when the passage is "added to the crop harvest and price" it apparently reveals date of the impending apocalypse.
After lots of complicated calculations, he concluded that the world would come to an end on June 24, 2018. Clearly, he was very wrong otherwise you wouldn't be here reading this right now.
After being subjected to hundreds of false predictions over the years, it's safe to say that most people will be taking David's doomsday claims with a grain of salt.
[H/T: Express UK]