A Christian numerologist has claimed that the world will end next Saturday, September 23rd, when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.
According to David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are signs that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.
The verses read:
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.
Sept. 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a “date marker” in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Meade’s views are not endorsed by Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity.
Meade has built his theory on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, according to British newspaper The Sun.
But NASA has dismissed the claims, insisting the Planet X theory is merely a hoax.
This will not be the first time that the end of the world is being predicted, yet the said day came and passed with nothing happening. In year 2000, many were convinced the world will end. Christian preachers in Papua New Guinea predicted the end of the world in 2000 and people prepared for it but nothing happened. Then it was predicted that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. This prediction was taken so seriously that it inspired a movie and a song both titled 2012