F. Kenton Beshore is the senior pastor of Mariners Church, California – which appears to be something of a megachurch – and World Bible Society President. But most of all, Beshore is a hysterically insane, rabidly fuming, total fundamentalist. As certain types of fundies are wont to do, Beshore has predicted the endtimes. In particular, Beshore bases his prediction on Hal Lindsey’s suggestion that Jesus could return within one Biblical generation (40 years) of the founding of Israel in 1948, but has claimed – after 1988 came and went – that the definition of a Biblical generation was incorrect and should actually have been 70–80 years, placing the Second Coming of Jesus between 2018 and 2028, and the Rapture by 2021 the latest.
Seeing this as a great opportunity for evangelism, Beshore is particularly targeting Jewish people, hoping that they will read the books containing Biblical prophecies about Jesus’ first and second comings and become some of the “144,000 Billy Grahams” described in Revelation 7 that will lead billions to Christ during the Tribulation.
Diagnosis: Another Harold Camping-wannabe, it seems, and Beshore is just as old, stupid and fanatical. It’s pretty depressing that some people actually listen to the incoherent ramblings of this angry, deranged and confused old fop but it seems that at least some people do.