A doomsday date is set. A Christian numerologist claims Sept. 23 as the official day the world will end.
Several years ago, NASA's David Morrison debunked an apocalyptic claim regarding a so-called Planet X and its alleged collision with Earth.
There's no such thing as Planet Nibiru, he said, and it's certainly not on a collision course with Earth. But in an era where some people still believe the Earth is flat, this doomsday theory has only gotten renewed attention instead of dying.
Doomsday Set On Sept. 23: The Bible Allegedly Offers Some Clues
According to David Meade, the Christian numerologist who offered the doomsday date, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 suggest that some recent signs, such as the total solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, portend to the apocalypse.
But to be clear, Meade isn't saying the world will end as in obliterated to pieces. Instead, he says, the prophecy in the Book of Revelation will occur on Sept. 23, causing a series of catastrophic events that will stretch out over several weeks.
"The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending," he said, as Washington Post reports. He adds, "A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October."
Meade's prediction has been dismissed by NASA scientists as a hoax in addition to religious personalities. Ed Stetzer, a pastor and executive director of Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center, admitted that while numbers hold significance in the context of the Bible, they mustn't be used to predict the Earth's end.
"Whenever someone tells you they have found a secret number code in the Bible, end the conversation," he wrote.
What Is This 'Planet X'?
Meade has built his theory on Planet X, also known as the aforementioned Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and earthquakes, as The Sun reports.
NASA has debunked Planet X repeatedly, saying it's merely a hoax, but there were some sites that once claimed NASA is the one giving out the warning regarding Nibiru. Snopes has since debunked this as fake news.
Planet X, for those who don't know, is the name NASA gives to possible space objects that have not been found. Pluto, for instance, has once been called as such before eventually being discovered and renamed after the god of the underworld.
If the world is still here on Sept. 23, it will have survived three apocalypses to date — the other two were in 2003 and 2012.
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