by: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Updated:
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 coming of 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.
"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.
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