From a once in over a century solar eclipse to a seemingly non-stop barrage of hurricanes, 2017 has been quite the year for weather/planetary phenomena. Some look at that with awe while others look at it as a sign of the impending apocalypse. Those that support the latter point to a centuries-old prediction that the world is going to end on September 23rd.
According to Christian Numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 and 26 predict those recent events and also imply that there is a rogue planet flying through space that is set to collide with/fly-by earth on the 23rd. The verses state:
“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.”
While the 23rd of September isn’t mentioned, as the Bible isn’t the Farmers Almanac, apparently if you use numerology — and also a “date marker” from the pyramids of Giza in Egypt — you end up with the date 9-23-2017.
Meade claims that the mysterious planet, dubbed either ‘Planet X’ or ‘Nibiru’, will pass Earth on the 23rd and its gravity will cause all sorts of cataclysmic events like tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
There is also a theory that states that Nibiru is the home of an alien species that created mankind on Earth and that it has been prophesied they’ll return and destroy their progeny — which sounds a lot like the plot to Prometheus.
NASA has dimissed the claims as a “hoax.” But those that buy into the theory believe that NASA is just a front for the inhabitants of Nibiru.
The reality is that this isn’t the first nor the last time a numerologist will claim that the end of the world is nigh. For example, people believed that the world was going to end at the end of the first millennium.
Many people gave away all of their worldly possessions in December of 999 and waited for the return of whichever god they believed in, or just for the world to end. It was their version of Y2K.
Another apt example is the “Nibiru Cataclysm.” Back in 1995, Nancy Lieder claimed to possess psychic powers that allowed her to communicate with extraterrestrials. She claimed she was warned that Planet X would fly by Earth in May of 2003.
So, take this with a grain of salt and hold onto your worldly possessions. Using the Pyramids or the Bible’s so-called numbers to find a date for the end of the world is about as accurate as relying on a Mayan calendar for the same purpose — see 2012.