The Earth may have survived the dreaded "blood moon" apocalypse predicted last month, but for a Christian group, the end of the world is just about to happen any time now.
The eBible Fellowship, a Philadelphia-based Christian organisation which uses the radio and the Internet to preach God's Words, has predicted that the world will be obliterated on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
"According to what the Bible is presenting it does appear that 7 October will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away," Chris McCann, leader and founder of eBible Fellowship, told The Guardian.
"It'll be gone forever. Annihilated," he added.
McCann said based on his group's interpretation of the Holy Bible, the Earth will end on Wednesday "with fire."
McCann particularly cited a passage in 2 Peter 3, which states: "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare."
"God destroyed the first Earth with water, by a flood, in the days of Noah. And he says he'll not do that again, not by water. But he does say in 2nd Peter 3 that he'll destroy it by fire," he said.
The Christian group is basing its prediction of the apocalypse on a previous claim made by Harold Camping, a Christian radio host who predicted that the world would end on May 21, 2011.
After this prediction turned out to be false, Camping revised his apocalyptic claim to October 2011, which also turned out to be wrong.
McCann strongly believes that his group's prediction is accurate this time around. He explained that God spent 1,600 days from May 21, 2011 deciding which non-churchgoers will be saved—bringing us to Oct. 7, 2015.
"There's a strong likelihood that this will happen," he said.