A group of Christian numerologists have claimed that the world will end September 23rd, next Saturday.
According to them, a verse in the Bible proves that the end of the world is near.
The verse is Luke 21: 25 to 26.
Christian numerologists claim the Bible numbers match with August 21 – the date of the Great American Solar Eclipse; August 25 when Hurricane Harvey hit; and August 26 – when it flooded Houston in Texas.
Luke 21: 25 to 26 reads:
“25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
“’26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’
The Rapture is the second coming of Jesus Christ as prophesied in the bible.
Revelations in the New Testament predicts that the Rapture will come upon us when “a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” appears.
These Christian conspiracy theorists also claim the woman is Virgo, and next week the sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter which represents Jesus.
This happens every 12 years, but adding further weight to their claims they say another planetary alignment representing “the Lion of the tribe of Judah” will occur and this is unprecedented.
The main purveyor of this theory is Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade, who also predicts a mythological planetary system known as Planet X, or Nibiru, will appear in the sky on the same night.
He claims that when the planet passes earth it will start the Rapture with its gravitational force.
September 23 was pinpointed using codes from the Bible and also a “date marker” shown by the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
But NASA has dismissed the claims, insisting the Planet X theory is merely a hoax.
David Meade’s views are not endorsed by Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity.