Biblical Prophecy of Rapture: Is the coming Sunday really the end of the world?

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The end of the world cliché has been eminent these past couple of years. With every annual turnover, new predictions and prophecies are formed declaring a certain date as the end of the world, or in other terms the approaching of Apocalypse.

However, this time both the parallels; science and religion are of the opposing view with the latter side believing the world is near to its dooming end, that is this Sunday, on September 23rd! Whereas science completely negating these absurd notions for the obliteration of the Planet Earth.

The whole idea has been extracted from the Biblical passages, which relate to certain signs and omens, leading the Christian conspiracy theorists to believe that its September 23rd the world is about to end.

What’s interesting here is to see which biblical passages pertain to any such devastation and how they are being interpreted by these fundamentalist Christians. They are of the belief that a Planet X, referred to as Nibiru in Christian terminology, will pass the Planet Earth on 23rd September, causing Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis to break loose. Christian numerologist David Meade has formulated this hypothesis (strictly speaking), he takes from the following verses of Luke;

“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.’

“However, his views are not sanctioned by the Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity” Fox News reported. Similarly, NASA has completely negated any such notion or existence of any such planet, “There is no factual basis for these claims,” claims the agency.

Meade basis his theories on the recent occurrence of an eclipse and the Hurricane that hit the states. He told The Daily Star earlier this month: “The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, is a major – huge – harbinger.”

Making the biblical prophecy of ‘Rapture’ as his foundation, Meade uses the 12 Signs of Revelation to manifest that the rapture would soon be fulfilled with appearance of a woman clad in sun with moon under her feet and 12 stars on her head, as ludicrous as it may sound, its believed to be true by the proponents of outlandish theory.

Following this, several videos have been uploaded on youtube, showing the end of the world, accompanied by some horrific background tunes to make it look realistic. Its explained how the woman which according to the theory is Virgo, which appears to be some kind of space queen giving birth in front of seven-headed moon lizard. The concept interpreted from the following verse;

The passage 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.”

However, don’t just stockpile your Ben and Jerry’s reserves just yet, for this whole theory and its basis is bunk. “Meade is a made-up leader in a made-up field, and should not be on the front page of anything, let alone Fox News,” Ed Stetzer of Christianity Today wrote. Furthermore, his dialogue appeared in Washington Post as “There’s no such thing as a Christian numerologist,” he told The Post. “You basically got a made-up expert in a made-up field talking about a made-up event.… It sort of justifies that there’s a special secret number codes in the Bible that nobody believes.”

Hence no need to worry just sit back, relax and make plans for the weekend!

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