Biblical prophecy claims the rapture is coming by month's end

Conspiracy theorists are sparking fears that the world may come to an end this month.

FOX News reports one Christian numerologist says a biblical sign strongly suggests it, and that on April 23, the sun, moon and Jupiter will align in the constellation Virgo and bring forth the start of biblical rapture.

Believers note this marks the second coming of Jesus Christ.  

The numerologist says the alignment represents “the Lion of the tribe of Judah,” the belief that Christ will bring the faithful into paradise prior to a period of tribulation on earth that precedes the end of time.

However, the Daily Express says scientists have dismissed these claims noting that this alignment occurs once every 12 years.

But Christian Conspiracy theorists believe that the difference this time is that a mythological planet referred to as "Planet X," or "Nibiru," will appear in the sky on the 23rd.

Artists' depictions of Nibiru, aka "Planet X"
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Artists' depictions of Nibiru, aka "Planet X"
Believers in the fictional planet Niburu (or Planet X) think that it will pass close to the earth, causing great devastation.
Close approach of Nibiru, Planet X, over the U.S. Capitol building.
The arrival of planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, as seen from the desert.
A depiction of the mythical planet known as Nibiru, or Planet X, as it hurtles toward a cataclysmic rendezvous with Earth.
The arrival of planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, as seen from a Mayan pyramid.
The arrival of planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, as seen from the Antarctic.
Glitched HDR processing based on a mediterranean landscape shot, resulting in strange ghosts around the sun.
A large mystery planet on the edge of our solar system.

The New Zealand Herald notes that NASA has repeatedly insisted that this “death planet” doesn’t exist.  This is not the first time numerologists have made apocalyptic predictions.

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