What would you do right before the end of the world? A numerologist has predicted that the apocalypse will be upon us on Saturday, using various numbers in Bible passages and pointing to the date of last month’s eclipse. Doc Thompson and Kal Elsebai had a tongue-in-cheek discussion about whether or not they’re ready on Tuesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”
What’s the story?
David Meade, a self-styled expert researcher, has claimed in a viral YouTube video that Saturday is when apocalyptic events leading to the end of the world will begin.
How is this related to the eclipse?
Using biblical references, Meade has hit on the number 33 as the key to knowing when the apocalypse starts. In the Christian tradition, Jesus lived as a man on Earth for 33 years.
“It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number,” Meade told the Washington Post. “I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible … and merging the two.”
And remember when everyone had eclipse fever? This Saturday marks 33 days since the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Meade believes the astronomical event was an omen foreshadowing the end of the world.
Do Christians really believe this?
Generally speaking, nope. As Doc referenced on Tuesday’s show, the Bible says no one will be able to predict when Christ returns and the world ends.