Uh oh, here we go again! If you’re freaking out and deciding how to spend your life savings in the next four weeks, don’t. We’re pretty sure this is just one of those weird conspiracy theories that could only come from the deep dark depths of the internet.
Apparently, at exactly 2AM in late September, a 2.5 mile wide asteroid will smash into the west of Puerto Rico and will wreak devastation across all countries.
The ‘only refuge and protection’ from this ‘impending cataclysmic event’ is to be ‘prepared with Jesus Christ’. However, they do reassure us that it isn’t planned to be the end of the world, and not part of the judgement events described in the Book of Revelation. It is a cleansing of the current church, to prepare it for the Rapture.
A self-proclaimed prophet named Efrain Rodriguez has passed on his research to NASA, informing them of our impending doom. We bet that was one hell of an exciting day at NASA HQ.
They even have a Facebook page.
Check out their master-post about the claim (Warning: It’s really long):
And here is a video summarising the theory (Also very long):
People were understandably spooked by the prediction, so NASA (specifically, Paul Chodas) released a statement confirming that we’re definitely not going to die next month. Well, we might, but it won’t be ‘God’s Judgement’ in the form of an asteroid.
There is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth. In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century. There is no scientific basis, not one shred of evidence, that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates.
Well, that’s reassuring. But what truth is behind the claims?
There are very few facts to be found behind the asteroid theory in particular, but there are vague links to the Blood Moon Prophecy.
In this prophecy there are a series of four consecutive full lunar eclipses—coinciding with Jewish Holidays—with six full moons in between, and no intervening partial lunar eclipses (or ‘tetrad’ for short). It began when a full lunar eclipse occured in April, 2014, and the last is set to be September 28th, the same as the asteroid.
It is called the ‘Blood Moon Prophecy’ because a full lunar eclipse appears to be red. It has been dubbed a sign of the end times as described in the Bible in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12, and was put forward by a few Christian ministers, including John Hagee and Mark Biltz.
In January 2014, Mike Moore, the then General Secretary of Christian Witness to Israel, wrote a lengthy article dismissing the claims of Biltz and Hagee. Moore’s view was that no significance can be drawn from the eclipses.
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