Debunking Christian Numerology About the End Times by Ed Stetzer

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Self-proclaimed Christian numerologist David Meade is at it again. This time, though, he’s saying that the world is going to end on April 23rd.

It’s on the front page of the USAToday and the Drudge Report right now.

Worse yet, he’s now brought international policy issues into the discussion (another subject area for which he has no academic credentials, like his “Christian numerology”). He’s now predicting that a nuclear conflict will also occur this month.

But before you panic and make an emergency trip to the grocery store or run to break out that apocalyptic survival gear, know that this isn’t Meade’s first rodeo. He’s predicted that the world would end not once, but twice already this year. Again, before getting into a tizzy and starting to think that maybe this could finally be the real deal, I want you to notice something: we’re all still here.

But this is causing embarrassment to those of us who actually seek to understand and have faith in what scripture actually tells us about the end times.

Meade is a fake expert in a fake field proclaiming another fake event. And, it’s time for the news media to stop covering the same person making the same fake claim over and over.

No one (yes, no one) knows the day or the hour

When Meade made these claims last September, I responded the same way I have in the past, seeking to confront falsehood and fake news with a revolutionary concept: the truth.

Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 24:36: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

For Meade to claim certainty (again)—to say that Christ is coming on this date or that date—is him essentially claiming to know more than even the Son of God himself when it comes to the end times.

Scripture is clear: none of us know. Neither Meade nor any of the dozens of conspiracy theorists are justified in claiming foreknowledge of an event that Jesus tells us they can know nothing about.

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Source: Christianity Today