The sun, moon, and planet Jupiter will align in the constellation of Virgo on April 23 to bring about the ‘Rapture’ -- the belief that Christ will resurrect again
Conspiracy theorists have sparked fresh fears the world will end as early as THIS MONTH.
It is feared the sun, moon, and planet Jupiter will align in the constellation of Virgo on April 23 to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ, known as the Rapture.
On the same night, it is also said the mythological planet system, known as Planet X or Nibiru, will appear in the sky.
David Meade, who writes for Planet X News, has warned volcanoes will erupt on April 23 to mark Rapture -- the belief that Christ will resurrect again.
Evangelical YouTube videos and websites claim a Bible passage in the book of Revelation and an astrological constellation on November 23 last year has signalled the start of Rapture.
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.”
Theorists say the woman in the passage is Virgo, where it is claimed the sun and moon will align.
Meade has referred to this spring as an “end of days convergence.”
In an article earlier this year, he wrote: “By early April of 2018, the disappearance of the Church (all true Christians worldwide also known as the Rapture) will occur.
“This will be followed quickly by the rise of the Antichrist, the appearance of Planet X and World War III.
“Seven years of Tribulation will ensure. This is beyond any shadow of doubt.”
But before you prepare for the apocalypse, it’s worth noting that Meade and fellow doomsday foretellers have previously incorrectly predicted the end of the world.
Back in September, NASA was forced to deny rumors of Armageddon when conspiracy theories began circulating which suggested Nibiru, also known as the death planet, would crash into Earth and wipe out all life.
This theory of a wayward planet -- also known as “Planet X” -- became so prolific that NASA released a statement to confirm it wasn’t true.
The statement read: “Various people are ‘predicting’ that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth. The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn’t exist, so there will be no collision,” the space agency said.
“Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax.
“There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye.
“Obviously, it does not exist.”
Where does the conspiracy theory come from?
As well as noting apparent mystic markings on the pyramids in Egypt, Meade’s prediction is largely based on the Bible passage Isaiah, Chapter 13 9-10, which says: “See, the Day of the Lord is coming -- a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger -- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
“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.”
Supposedly, a celestial alignment takes place on the 23rd that mirrors one fortold in the Book of Revelation. But experts have proven that there is nothing special about the line-up of the moon, the planets or the sun on that date.
Meade, who first claimed that Nibiru was on its way in a series on YouTube posts, later clarified his theory, confirming that the expected apocalypse had been delayed while also claiming that the planet was never predicted to arrive on a specific date in the first place.