Saturday is the end of the world.
okay, it probably isn’t, but david meade, a christian and self-published author of doomsday survival guides, says so. Meade makes the claim using the “astronomical, scientific, book of revelation, and geopolitical” ideology set forth in his book Planet X: The Coming of 2017. His is the latest in a long line of self-proclaimed prophets who claim to know when , sometimes until the time, the “times of the end” predicted by the bible will come.
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While we wait for September. 23, here are some noteworthy doomsday predictions:
- Will the world end on Saturday?
- the world is definitely going to end, at some point
- doomsday emergency alert flashes on TVs, scares Californians
July 29, 2016: The end times prophecy group once announced that the world would end on July 29, 2016, due to something called the “polar shift.” it was predicted that stars would race across the sky and that the atmosphere would be dragged along the ground. It turns out that such an inversion is a common phenomenon that occurs when iron shifts in the Earth’s core. This prediction turned out to be a dud, as did the group’s forecast that former President Barack Obama would reveal himself as the antichrist.
Oct. Jan 7, 2015 – Edible Scholarship, a Philadelphia-based Christian website run by Chris McCann, predicted the end of the world in correlation to the blood moon. (He also claimed that the world would end on May 21, 2011). “According to what the bible presents, it seems that October 7th will be the day that God has spoken of: in which the world will pass away,” McCann told the Guardian. “will be gone forever. annihilated.”
September. January 27, 2015: The blood moon supermoon phenomenon spawned several doomsday predictions involving four consecutive, complete lunar eclipses occurring at six-month intervals over approximately two years. Mormon author Julie Rowe’s apocalyptic musings prompted the Mormon Church to issue a statement to the US. today distancing himself from her statements. stick to your predictions though: the blood moon supermoon will appear in 2033.
April 15, 2014 – some people thought it was the end; others simply think it is the beginning of the end. The blood moon marked the beginning of a tetrad, four consecutive complete lunar eclipses occurring at six-month intervals, which some see as a prophecy. Specifically, Texas televangelist John Hagee (author of Blood Moons: Something’s About to Change) says that blood moons signify a “world-shaking event” that begins to fulfill end times prophecy, aka like the second coming of christ.
Dec. Jan 21, 2012: Remember this ruckus? Basically, the ancient Mayans, who ruled Mexico and Central America until around 900 AD, used three calendars, one of which ended in December. 21, 2012. and such laid the groundwork for the Mayan calendar doomsday madness of 2012. people planned. people celebrated. he was discredited, time and time again. the celebrities tweeted. the Mayans laughed.
August/September 2011: NASA’s summary of Comet Elenin’s fascination explains it all: “Elenin somehow quickly became something of a ’cause célèbre’ for some bloggers of the internet, who proclaimed that this minor comet could/would/should be responsible for causing a number of disasters on our planet… nasa’s response to such wild speculation was, in turn, speculated as an attempt to hide the truth true.”
May 21, 2011: Harold Camping, an 89-year-old televangelist and former president of the family radio network, predicted that the world of the rapture would end with a series of earthquakes around the globe hitting 18:00 people believed him. Some quit their jobs and nervously huddled at home awaiting their moment with God. Judgment day did not come. so, he pushed the date back to October. 21. then, he stopped making predictions. camping lived a long life and died at 92.
January. 1, 2000 – computers can’t handle an extra digit, they said. So, the world braced itself for a crash of the catastrophic preparations computer database. Rev. jerry falwell said that y2k would fulfill christian prophecy. People who had never believed in doomsday theories before were suddenly stocking canned goods in their basement. More than $100 billion was spent on fixes in 2000, the New York Times reported. as the clock struck midnight, there were some minor computer glitches, but nothing major. they all survived.
lindsay deutch contributed to this article.