Today is September 19, 2017. According to David Meade, a Christian numerologist, the earth will be destroyed in just four days on September 23, 2017. He asserts that another planet (one NASA debunked back in 2012 – “Planet X”) will collide with Earth. Despite NASA calling it “another internet hoax,” Mr. Meade isn’t backing down; in fact, he claims to have utilized a special “Scripture Code” to arrive at his conclusion.
Now, this isn’t the first time the world was supposed to end, and it likely won’t be the last. It makes sense to want this from a Christian perspective in terms of understanding this is not our home and desiring to be in the place that is. Christians have been longing for this since Christ was crucified, in fact, many early believers sold all their possessions and left their jobs because they thought His return was going to happen almost immediately after He left.
“For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” – Hebrews 13:14
What makes predictions like this smack of arrogance toward the Lord is His own Word. Jesus told His disciples no one would know the day or even the hour He would return, not even Himself, outside of the Father. For anyone to claim they’ve used some new method to figure out when Jesus will return is to call Him a liar, which, if He were, would render the Bible useless. Mr. Meade may have good intentions, but as the old saying goes, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” – Matthew 24:35-44
The Bible does talk about many signs that will point to Jesus’ return being imminent. As a matter of fact, there are so many, I will refrain from listing them all so as keep my writing concise. However, I will provide this link to a well known, respected Biblical reference website that can shed some light on the topic. Instead of totally taking my word for it, go to the Word and pray for wisdom.
Hold fast to the faith and trust in the words and promises of Jesus Christ. Spread the Gospel so that when the day of destruction does occur, and it will, you and anyone you know will be ready as the Lord instructs. Don’t let David Meade, me, your pastor, or anyone else tell you what the Bible says without reading it for yourself.