A rather insane end-times theory claims that Planet X will pass the Earth on Sept. 23, ending all life and bringing about the Rapture.
Hope you’re not too attached to this planet, or to life in general, because it’s all going bye-bye in a week. That’s what a ridiculous new “prophecy” cooked up by “Christian numerologists” is claiming, so figure out where you want to die on Sept. 23.
Christian numerologist David Meade poitns to verses in Luke 21:25-26 as a sign that some recent events like the solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey indicate the apocalypse is nigh. Here’s what those verses say:
“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.’
Why Sept. 23? It was chosen because of “codes” in the Bible, as well as a “date marker” thanks to the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. If that sounds pretty arbitrary, it is, but Meade is convinced.
He’s constructed this theory based on the theorized Planet X, a massive planet that scientists think may explain some gravitational anomalies and is orbiting many times farther out than Pluto. He thinks that Planet X will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing huge volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, and other disasters on an epic scale. Of couse, the notion that a massive planet is that close to Earth and scientists haven’t noticed that is pretty difficult to understand.
The apocalypse, according to the Bible and specifically the book of Revelation, will mark the beginnign of the Rapture and the second coming of Christ, which is a big feature in Christian end-times theories.
Revelations 12:1-2 reads: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.”