It’s The ‘End Of The World’ on April 23rd, For Real This Time
And lo, the Rapture will start in a week or so when the sun, the moon and Jupiter align with a constellation that kinda looks like a woman. Repent now!
The next big “end of the world” is scheduled for two Mondays from now on April 23rd. If you’re counting at home, that means we have two Sundays left for confession. There’s lots of time to lift our souls out of sin before the latest conspiracy theory centered on the Book of Revelation comes to pass.
In a matter of days, our sun, moon and the planet Jupiter will line up with the constellation Virgo and start the long-awaited process of the end of the world. When the planets align, the long awaited Planet X will appear. From there, it’s World War III and the rise of the Antichrist before seven long years of Tribulation.
Start hoarding water, I guess?
Conspiracy Theorist David Meade
The main proponent for the idea that things will get rough quickly is David Meade, a Christian conspiracy theorist. Here’s his explanation:
“During this time frame, on April 23, 2018, the moon appears under the feet of the Constellation Virgo. The sun appears to precisely clothe Virgo [and] Jupiter is birthed on April 8th, 2018.”
The Book of Revelation
Generally believed to have been written by John of Patmos, the Book of Revelation was likely authored between 90-95 AD after the author received a vision on the Greek island of Patmos. Its title comes from the Greek word apokalypsis meaning “unveiling,” and possible interpretations are numerous. Popular figures and images from the Book include the Four Horseman, the Seventh Seal and the Whore of Babylon.
The theory that the world will begin its decline into chaos shortly is based on the passage 12:1-2. I’ve included both the new King James version…
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. – New King James Version
And a Catholic version for comparison.
And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
The interpretation by Meade continues:
“The 12 stars at that date include the nine stars of Leo, and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus and Mars – which combine to make a count of 12 stars on the head of Virgo.
“Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.”
But, this particular formation of plants and stars isn’t all that rare. In fact, it happens every 12 years.
Wait. Revelations 12. Twelve stars. Twelve years between alignments…! Which means we’ve lived through this alignment several times apiece and we’re all still alive.
NASA: No Such Planet X, Planet Nibiru
For years, the eggheads at NASA have been forced to discuss the “death planet” known as X and Nibiru, denying its existence. The planet was first proposed in 1995 by Nancy Lieder, a Wisconsin woman who claims that as a child, aliens implanted a communications device in her brain.
Call Me Skeptical, But…
There aren’t many years that go by without a doomsday prediction. I’m confident enough that the world will continue that I’ll keep showing up to work and paying my phone bill. For all intents and purposes, all doomsday predictions have had a thrilling 0% success rate.
The Never Ending ‘Ends of the World’
A few years back, the big end-of-the-world was going to be caused by a Mayan calendar that ended in Anno Domini 2012. But, just like my calendar “ends” on December 2018, the Mayan calendar “ended” in 2012 and we’re all still here.
If you feel like you’ve missed out on all the good ends-of-the-world, then take heart: It’s also predicted to end in 2020 (Jeane Dixon says Jesus will return in this year to defeat the antichrist before 2037) and in 2021 (Pastor F. Kenton Beshore says that Jesus will return thanks to the reformation of Israel).
Sources: Daily Mail, Encyclopedia Britannica, Bible Odyssey, Bible Gateway