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'End of world' is nigh and Armageddon battle looms, warns Cheltenham reverend

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

Message:  The Reverend Glyn Taylor, from  Woodmancote

Message: The Reverend Glyn Taylor, from Woodmancote

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THE end of the world is nigh, according to one Cheltenham minister.

But the Reverend Glyn Taylor said Cheltonians still had time to avoid the 'tribulation period of judgment and unprecedented suffering' by joining the Prophetic Witness Movement.

Mr Taylor, from Bushcombe Close, in Woodmancote, runs the worldwide movement from his home.

The group believes that the end of the world is coming and that Jesus Christ will return to claim his new kingdom.

Mr Taylor, who has been involved in the movement for 30 years, has distanced himself from followers of the Mayan calendar who believed the world would end in December last year.

An international frenzy was sparked by that suggestion and people ran to mountain tops while others hid in specially-built bunkers.

But Mr Taylor, a retired minister, said he does not have an exact date for the end of days.

He added: "It could be at any time but we are not into speculating about dates as the Bible says that no man should know the time that it will happen.

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"All we know is that it is imminent. It could happen very soon as there are increasing signs."

According to their theology, the Second Coming will come in two phases.

It will begin with the Rapture, in which non-believers are left behind on Earth, while believers ascend in the air to meet the Lord.

Secondly, there will be seven years of tribulation "climaxing in the Battle of Armageddon" where there will be blood shed "up to horses bridles".

Earthquakes and conflicts around the world are given as telltale signs the end is nigh.

And if the end of the world does come, we will not need to run to bunkers with supplies.

"Christ will be returning here soon," said Mr Taylor. "This is the future hope for the world."

Four rallies will be held in Cheltenham this year in a bid to persuade people to believe in God and to save themselves.

The first rally takes place on March 2 at 7.30pm at the Elim Christian Centre, on St George's Road, in Cheltenham.

The next events will happen on the first Saturdays of June, September and December.

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  February 01 2013, 4:00PM

    TIMONLINE2010..........that's just it. There is stacks of scientific evidence. Try having this debate with Brian Cox, he'll shred you to pieces in seconds.

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  • Hubert1841  |  February 01 2013, 1:30PM

    A better headline would have been "Cheltenham God-botherer as mad as a box of frogs".

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  • Judas  |  February 01 2013, 1:03PM

    It would be enlightening if The Reverend Glyn Taylor could join this forum and back up his 'theory'. Afterall, surely nothing can be worse than the end of the world for us non-believers...or isn't he so charitable? I'm confused (which is easily done). The articles states "Four rallies will be held in Cheltenham this year in a bid to persuade people to believe in God and to save themselves. The first rally takes place on March 2 at 7.30pm at the Elim Christian Centre, on St George's Road, in Cheltenham." My guess is that if you don't believe, you wont go anyway, if you do believe in this, you'll turn up. So what is the point of the rallies again? I remember at school, Jesus supposedly rose from the dead after his crucifixion, so did Lazarus and so did many people who were crucified at the same time as Jesus....sounds like rising from the dead was quite common back then?

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  • Jewbacca  |  February 01 2013, 12:33PM

    He should hand over all his belongings to charity. After all, he won't need them after the Rapture, will he?

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  • Walker100  |  February 01 2013, 11:49AM

    "Earthquakes and conflicts around the world are given as telltale signs the end is nigh." Crikey, must be imminent, we've only just started having earthquakes and conflicts after all.....errrr, ******, theory gone out the window then!

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  • Judas  |  February 01 2013, 11:02AM

    Let me get this right. The Reverend Glyn Taylor states "It will begin with the Rapture, in which non-believers are left behind on Earth, while believers ascend in the air to meet the Lord". So the 'Lord' discriminates? For example, if a non-believer is a good person and has been good all his/her life, they will be left behind and the ones who do believe including the 'sinners' (and history tells us that there are plenty of those within the church in the past and today) will be saved? So, if this fairytale is true, the 'Lord' doesn't differentiate between good and evil but just if people believe in him or not. I wasn't aware the 'believers' thought the 'Lord' was so vain and insecure!

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  • lordigaga  |  February 01 2013, 10:40AM

    loony

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  • TIMONLINE2010  |  February 01 2013, 10:25AM

    They're bold claims Alfredo - do you have any evidence for either?

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  • Alfredo_  |  February 01 2013, 9:58AM

    TIMONLINE2010 - and one day, science will explain them. if science could explain everything it would just stop. However, there is no God.

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  • TIMONLINE2010  |  February 01 2013, 9:45AM

    Is this really news? The church has been preaching this message for two thousand years! Alfredo - science may claim to give the world five billion years but there are greater powers that science can't explain.

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