The end of the world could be just two days away, according to Christian prophecies foretelling the end times on September 23.
Theorists, who have spent their lives decoding hidden biblical prophecies and secrets, believe that the world could come to an end on September 23.
Doom mongers are expecting the end times to start this weekend and have claimed that several cosmic signs will appear in the sky to mark the start of the Rapture.
The Rapture is believed to be the moment Jesus returns to Earth to lift up the dead and living to join him for eternity in heaven. According to Thessalonians 4:16-17, the heavens will split open on this foretold day, with God himself stepping down to take his subjects “into the clouds”.
One apocalyptic theory linked to the Rapture, purports that a seven year period of cataclysmic Tribulation will begin on September 23.
On this day, the astronomical alignment of Virgo, Leo, the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will mark a prophecy set in the Book of Revelation 12:1-2.
Revelation 12:1-2 describes a woman “clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet” with a crown of 12 stars above her head, giving birth in the sky.
This celestial woman is widely understood to be the Virgin Mary, who will arrive on a ravaged Earth to wage war with a “great red dragon”.
Another shock theory merges the world of science and religion by claiming that the mystical Planet X, or Nibiru, will appear in the skies above Earth.
This popular belief is held dearly by Christian numerologist David Meade who believes that the Revelation prophecy will herald the arrival of Nibiru.
Mr Meade explained: “The great sign of The Woman as described in revelation 12:1-2 forms and lasts for only a few hours. According to computer generated astronomical models, this sign has never before occurred in human history.”
“It will occur once on September 23, 2017. It will never occur again. When it occurs, it places the Earth immediately before the time of the Sixth Seal of Revelation. During this time frame on September 23, 2017, the moon appears under the feet of the Constellation Virgo. The Sun appears to precisely clothe Virgo.”
The theorist has claimed that the arrival of Nibiru will trigger volcanoes to engulf the world in flames, while violent earthquakes will cause tsunamis to drown the land.
Despite the severity of the outlandish claims, the scientific community has been battling end of the world prophecies for several decades.
“Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax,” Nasa said in a 2012 statement. “There is no factual basis for these claims.”
The American space agency underlined that if Nibiru was really approaching, it would have been observed by the world’s leading astronomers.
Nasa added: “Obviously, it does not exist.”
David Morrison, a senior scientists at Nasa, also debunked claims about the mythical planet claiming that it does not exist.
“It would be bright, it would be easily visible to the naked eye,” Mr Morrison said in a Nasa branded video. “If it were up there, you could see it. All of us could see it.”
“If Nibiru were real and it were a planet with a substantial mass, then it would already be perturbing the orbits of Mars and Earth. We would see changes in those orbits due to this rogue object coming in to the inner solar system.”
Even leading Christian scientists have ridiculed the Revelations prophecy.
Dr Danny Faulkner, a Christian astronomer who examined the upcoming astronomical event, is not entirely convinced that the world is about to end.
“What sort of prophetic event is this sign supposed to usher in? Clearly, most people promoting this have in mind the Lord’s return. Some explicitly state this, but others, mindful of the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:36, are hesitant to make that claim, though their implication is clear enough.”
Dr Faulkner made it clear that several apocalyptic prophecies in the past have already been proven wrong.
He said: “For instance, the four lunar eclipses during 2014 – 2015 caused many people to anticipate the Lord’s return then, but of course this did not happen.”
By Sebastian Kettley via the Daily Express