We are only two days into the year of Our Lord 2018 and someone’s already predicting the end of the world… because what is life without the threat of extinction around every corner?
So who’s the latest to predict our ‘inevitable’ annihilation?
Why it’s only the Bible – I’m not going to write a disparaging line about it because I don’t want to mock anyone’s beliefs – so I’ll leave the intelligent and snarky quips for you the readers – feel free to have a pop.
However beliefs and creeds aside, conspiracy theorist Mathieu Jean-Marc Joseph Rodrigue, from parts unknown, believes the clue to planet Earth’s date with Armageddon lies within a certain passage of Christendom’s holy text.
It comes from the Book Of Revalations, which is a part of the Bible touching on the subject of Judgement Day – a great war between heaven and hell and the Son of God making his triumphant return to save all… for the second time. It’s all sunshine and roses you see.
Rodrigue highlights a particular passage which reads:
He was given authority to act for 42 months.
He believes this part of the text, when thought of in the context of crop harvests and prices, indicates a startling ‘revelation’ (see what I did there?).
The conspiracy theorist says, as reported by the Daily Star:
I heard a voice in the middle of the four living beings. This is wisdom. He who has intelligence can interpret the figure of the beast.
It represents the name of a man. His figure is 666.
So to find the date of the world’s end he takes the 666 figure (for the uninitiated, it’s the sign of the devil) and adds it to his earlier calculations, which is 42 months in Revalations.
When added altogether (by his maths), Rodrigue comes up with the date; 24th June 2018 – despite giving us an indication of mankind’s demise, he’s unsure how it will happen.
Famed 16th-century prophet and apothecary, Nostradamus has predicted the Earth will fall this year too.
Despite being dead since 1556 and publishing his outlandish claims a year before, the famed doomsayer was convinced 2018 would be Judgment Day, report the Express.
Kings steal forests, the sky will open, the fields will be burned by heat.
Elsewhere Nostradamus predicted deadly tremors will shake the planet to its core when Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury align in the Taurus constellation in the month of May:
The trembling so hard in the month of May, Saturn, Capricorn, Jupiter, Mercury in Taurus:
Venus also, Cancer, mars, in Virgo, Hail will fall larger than an egg.
Nostradamus also predicted:
Twice put up and twice cast down. The East will also weaken the West.
Its adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail at time of need.
It’s worth adding Nostradamus has predicted the end of the world several times before and surprise-surprise we’re all still standing.
Furthermore, last year was flooded with predictions of our imminent demise with Planet X (aka Nibiru) believed to be crashing into our very atmosphere – lo and behold we’re still here.
So even though Mr. Joseph Rodrigue is convinced ‘this is it’, I wouldn’t worry too much – if it does turn out to be Earth’s last year at least we had a good run of it!