The world is about to end (again), a new claim says

If you have plans for Saturday, you might want to change them. Well, if you believe a new claim that says the world is going to end Sept. 23, that is.

Christian publication “Unsealed” foretells the Rapture in a  four-minute YouTube video called "September 23, 2017: You Need to See This."

Why Saturday? According to David Meade, the date is derived from verses and numerical codes in the Bible. 

For example:

"Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times (in the Bible)," Meade told The Washington Post. "It's a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I'm talking astronomy. I'm talking the Bible . . . and merging the two."

Ed Stetzer, a pastor and executive director of Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center, takes issue with Meade and his claims.

For an in-depth look at how Meade came up with this doomsday date, and why Stetzer disagrees with him, go to


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