You know that this world sucks and deserves to die, right? That is why nothing excites you more than the news of an upcoming apocalypse.
So you were eagerly waiting for the world to end on 21st December, 2012? But it just wasn’t to be. If you’re one of the more knowledgeable apocalypse fans, you were also holding your breath last to last September in expectation of the Blood Moon apocalypse. Alas, that wasn’t to be either!
Well, don’t get too down on yourself because I’m here to cheer you up with news of a fresh apocalypse, and it’s coming up in a few months’ time. The Christian website Unsealed has predicted the Rapture to occur on 23rd September, this year. If you’re not too familiar with the concept of the Rapture, it basically refers to the predicted end time event when all Christian believers—living and resurrected dead—will rise into the sky and join Christ for all eternity.
The prediction is based on an astronomical alignment that will occur over Jerusalem on 23/9/2017. This alignment will represent what they are calling the Revelation 12 sign, and comes from a literal reading of Revelation 12:1-5:
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Of course, an apocalypse needs to be a grand event, and nothing less than an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads flinging stars out of the sky towards the Earth would do. The picture below shows the exact alignment that has been the source for all this optimism.
According to the Unsealed website, this sign has occurred once before on the 5th of August, 3915 BC, but with less precision.
So everything looks very well set up for the world to finally come to an end. Unfortunately the doomsayers do hint at some uncertainty in their predictions as they’ve also said that scripture warns “no one knows” the exact date and hour of the apocalypse. But despite the uncertainty, they do emphatically declare that “God’s Word is true and will stand the test of time”. And it appears that “God’s word” is on the side of an enormous seven-headed dragon.