Ah, end of the world predictions. We get at least one a year, and the world has yet to end. I’ll never forget the tension that was in the air in late 2012 when the Mayan prediction was supposed to come to pass.
I was at a house party with my friends joking about the possibility that we were about to meet our fates. The only doomsday scenario that I could imagine happening at the time was the one depicted in Independence Day, and I told my friends I’d totally be down for kicking E.T.’s ass.
Some say that the world will end in fire, others say that it’ll end in ice, and as far as my mom’s concerned, it’ll be a Christian apocalypse. Personally, I’m not so keen on seeing the dead rise from their graves body and soul. Can you imagine the smell?! It’s the only reason I want to be cremated when I die.
However, the latest in the long line of “end of the world” predictions comes from Christian numerologist David Meade. In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have seen the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse take place in the US on August 21, and just in case you did miss it, you definitely would have heard about it.
David Meade spent a long time researching and coming up with his end of the world hypothesis. He’s even written a book about it entitled, Planet X – The 2017 Arrival. As far as Meade is concerned, armageddon began yesterday, and we’ve got about a month left on Earth before it is destroyed in a collision with the planet Nibiru.
Confused? Well, here’s how the end of humanity as we know it is going to go down…
Okay, so how exactly did David reach the conclusion that the world was about to end? Like many conspiracists, his evidence is biblical, and whilst scientists have said that the planet Nibiru doesn’t exist, he’s convinced that they’re wrong. This is what he had to say about the apocalypse;
”The great American eclipse of August 21, 2017, is a major – huge – harbinger. The stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
When the eclipse begins on August 21, the sunrise will be dark, just as Isaiah predicts. The Moon involved is called a black moon. These occur about every 33 months. In the Bible, the divine name of Elohim appears 33 times in Genesis.”
You’ll need to bear with me as I attempt to explain David’s somewhat crazy end of the world hypothesis. Even when he’s tried to express his thoughts clearly, it is still hard to break down into simple and easy-to-digest points. (Which, if we’re being totally honest, doesn’t add much weight to his argument that it’s actually going to happen.)
“The eclipse will start in Lincoln Beach, Oregon – the 33rd state – and end on the 33rd degree of Charleston, South Carolina,” Meade claims, “Such a solar eclipse has not occurred since 1918, which is 99 years – or 33 times three.”
I think we can all agree that it sounds like David is clutching at straws. The “33” theme continues in his prophecy, as he states how the world will finally be destroyed on September 23 – exactly 33 days after the eclipse. If Meade is to be believed, the planet Niburu’s currently hurtling towards Earth, and it’s only a matter of time before the world ends.
Even if you give David the biblical part of his theory, it offers no explanation about the mysterious planet Niburu. Up until yesterday, all he has said about this elusive planet is that it sat at the edge of our solar system… NASA is obviously yet to confirm this.
David had initially claimed the end of the world was going to happen this October, but then he suddenly changed his mind…
But Meade isn’t the only person who’s convinced that the end is nigh for mankind. Christian author Mark Biltz thinks that the solar eclipse is a sign that things need to change. For some, the moon passing in front of the sun is the great warning that many Christians believe God will give to mankind before the very end. And if we don’t act fast, doomsday will soon be upon us.
”From a biblical point of view, a solar eclipse is meant as a sign from God. When there is a total solar eclipse, it is a warning to a specific nation or nations depending on its path.
Could God be giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States? The timing couldn’t be clearer!”
Personally, I don’t think we’ll get a warning if the world suddenly ends. It’s more than likely that mankind will destroy itself long before Earth suffers a collision with something big enough to destroy it. But who knows? Maybe there’s some insane truth to David’s prediction, and we should all start to enjoy our last month on Earth.
Top tip: Don’t blow every dollar you’ve got or set your office on fire before September 23, as there’s a very high chance the world will still be around the next day.