End of the world is set to begin on April 23, Christian numerologist claims

Is a mysterious ‘death planet’ on its way? Picture Getty

The end of the world is going to kick off on April 23 – but it’s not going to be a nuclear conflagration set off by events in Syria.

Instead, a mysterious ‘death planet’ will appear in the sky, setting off volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes – and it’s all predicted in the Bible.

Or at least that’s what Christian numerologist David Meade claims, in an interview with the Daily Express.

Meade, we should point out, has form, as he previously predicted that the death planet Nibiru would appear to kill us all late last year.

This time, he claims that an alignment of stars represents ‘he Lion of the tribe of Judah’ – meaning that the Rapture, when Christ returns to bring the faithful to paradise, is at hand.

Planet X: End of the world to begin on October 15, David Meade

It’s based on Revelation 12:1–2 ‘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.’

Meade said it’s ‘a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.’

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Meade builds on decades of conspiracy theories about the supposed ‘hidden planet’ Nibiru – which have been touted for decades online – and figured in predictions of the supposed ‘Mayan apocalypse’ in 2012.

So is Nibiru real? Should we be worried?

The short answer is no – the whole thing is absolutely ridiculous, and one can only hope that David Meade has got his excuses ready for the morning of April 24.

Nibiru (or Planet X) was widely predicted to hit our planet in December 2016, and before that in April 2016, and December 2015.

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Prior to that, it was predicted to smash into our planet to coincide with the Mayan apocalypse in 2012 – and before that, Nancy Lieder, an American website writer who claimed to have an alien implant in her brain, predicted it would destroy the world in 2003.

Nibiru does not exist. It has never been seen on any telescope, and no credible scientist has ever confirmed its existence.

NASA has thoroughly debunked the Nibiru myth via its Beyond 2012 page, saying, ‘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.’

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