Undeterred by the world’s stubborn failure to come to an end late last month, when a rare total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon, a Christian group is now insisting that the planet will be wiped out “forever” on Wednesday.
“According to what the Bible is presenting, it does appear that 7 October will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away,” Chris McCann, the leader and founder of the eBible Fellowship, an online gathering of Christians headquartered in Philadelphia, told the Guardian on Tuesday.
Earth will be “gone forever. Annihilated,” McCann said. Obliterated “with fire,” he added for good measure.
McCann was not, apparently, one of those who anticipated the end of the world on September 27-28, when the so-called “blood moon” prompted several apocalyptic warnings and subsequent NASA reassurances. (Blood moons are full lunar eclipses in which the sun’s rays entering through the earth’s atmosphere make for a red, or blood-like, appearance.)
But he did admit that his new October 7 deadline for humanity was based on a prediction that has been wrong before. Twice.