A Christian leader from Glasgow has expressed his belief that the recent banning of US President Donald Trump from Twitter, combined with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, could be signs that Jesus is soon to return.
Andrew Owen, the founder of Destiny Church, said that a "seismic shift” is occurring on the world stage which may possess deep spiritual significance.
“For the first time we saw the big tech giants decide that some people’s thoughts, ideas and opinions were not to be shared with the wider world and blocked tens of thousands of accounts, closing many of them permanently," he wrote in a letter to his church.
"The cancel culture of too many universities has now reached you and me. It’s now a real possibility that perhaps a year or two from now, Facebook, YouTube and others may prohibit church online and ban any Christian content."
Pastor Owen said that he had been asked "so many times of late, are these things, plus a global pandemic, the signs of the end of the times".
“The answer is it’s the countdown to the end," he added.
Last February, Owen suggested that God was behind the cancellation of Strictly Come Dancing shows after a leak was discovered at SSE's Hydro venue. He said that the unfortunate incident was due to the venue's refusal to host US evangelist Franklin Graham during one of his UK preaching tours.
“Looks like there’s a surge of flooding water at the Hydro forcing them to cancel BBC shows Strictly, angering paying fans," he tweeted at the time. "I think God has a Glaswegian sense of humour.”