Bible expert says the world will end September 23
DOOMSDAY could be sooner than you think if you are to believe conspiracy theorists claiming a planet will collide with Earth on September 23.
That's this coming Saturday in case you had any last minute things to get done.
Bible passages apparently supporting a centuries' old prediction of the end of the world have intrigued many around the world - but what's it all about?
A Christian numerologist claims a verse in the Bible proves that the world will end on September 23, The Sun reports.
In Luke's passage 21: 25 to 26, there is a quote which apparently matches the date of the Great American Solar Eclipse, when Hurricane Harvey hit and when Texas was flooded.
September 23 was pinpointed using codes from the Bible and also a "date marker" shown by the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Nibiru - a mythical 'wandering' planet, lost in our solar system - is supposed to have hit us before. It had been tied to the 2012 Mayan "Year Zero" apocalypse, which never happened.
The planet has never been seen by astronomers, who have in recent decades completed several full-sky surveys. As it gets closer, it should at least be blocking out the stars behind it - if not reflecting some of the Sun's light.
Nor has its gravitational pull been observed on other celestial bodies - something that would enable astronomers to figure out where to look.
Also sometimes called "Planet X" and tied to the real astronomical mystery of "Planet IX" - whose existence is inferred by the way its gravity appears to be tossing about asteroids far beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt - the idea of such a world gained popularity in the 1973 book The 12th Planet. Author Zecharia Sitchin said it was the home of an ancient race of aliens - though how they could survive such an erratic orbit was overlooked.
He believed the planet is home to ancient aliens called the Annunaki who he claimed created the human race.
As the date fast approaches, Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade expects says Nibiru, also known as Planet X, will pass the Earth - bringing with it volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes.
Meade buys into the idea that a 2000-year-old prophecy, which was described in the book of Revelation, will cause an apocalypse.
But NASA has dismissed the claims, insisting the Planet X theory is merely a hoax.
Meade wrote a book called Planet X - The 2017 Arrival - insisting Nibiru would crash into Earth in October, but then moved it forward by a few weeks.
His theory was given a boost this year when NASA discovered a new planet in the solar system, which they named Planet Nine.
Meade has been quoted previously saying: "It is very strange indeed that both the Great Sign of Revelation 12 and the Great Pyramid of Giza both point us to one precise moment in time - September 20 to 23, 2017."
The prediction that Planet X will collide with Earth and destroy it has been rumbling around for years - but every doomsday has come and gone so far.
On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans saw one of nature's most astonishing sights - a total eclipse of the Sun.
While many were in awe of the unusual moment in history, theorists believe it signalled the start of the Apocalypse by being the day Planet x entered the solar system.
Meade told The Daily Star earlier this month: "The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, is a major - huge - harbinger."
But according to the Express, author Jonathan Sarfati wrote that the same planetary coincidence previously happened four times in the last millennium.
"As usual with any astrology (or Christian adaptations of it), one cherrypicks the stars that fit the desired conclusion," Sarfati wrote. "There is nothing to suggest that 23 September is a momentous date for biblical prophecy, and Christians need to be careful about being drawn into such sensationalist claims."
So maybe don't cancel all plans just yet.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission