Numerous born-again Christians may disappear Sept. 23, according to a so-called Christian astrologist who just happens to be selling a self-published book on the subject. If you are reading this Sept. 24 or later, don’t worry. Christianity is a faith-based belief system, and it does not depend on moons and stars. The Bible says Jesus will return to call the church away, but no one knows when.

Still, David Meade is the latest conspirator to attempt to earn a buck on end of the world prophecy, and the theory is based largely on two Old Testament verses.

“See, the Day of the Lord is coming – a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger – to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The Stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising Sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give its light.” Zecharia Sitchin used the same passage in his book "The 12th Planet" in 1976.

Another version of the story has Meade focused on two New Testament verses, “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

Nothing new

Meade isn’t the first, only the latest to predict the end of the world for Christians or their particular sect. Mormon author Julie Rowe thought the blood moon super-moon phenomena spelled the end Sept.

27, 2015. Remember the Mayan calendar that ended Dec. 21, 2012? Former NASA rocket scientist Edgar Whisenant expected Jesus to snatch up his believers during the Jewish holiday of Rosh-Hashanah between Sept. 11–13, 1988.

Jehovah’s Witnesses predicted a rapture in 1914, 1915, 1918, 1925 and 1975. Perhaps the most embarrassing End times prediction came from the late Harold Camping, founder of Family Radio.

Camping published a book called 1994?, which proclaimed that sometime in mid-September 1994 Jesus would return to Earth and send believers to glory. Later, he recalculated for May 21, 2011.

Natural disasters

Meade hypothesizes a disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object [Planet X] will result in the volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes and more. NASA claims Planet X is a hoax.

Natural disasters caused the first five mass extinctions on Earth. A sixth event is projected sixth mass extinction in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.