The RAPTURE is coming on September 23, claims Christian Evangelist
Christian Evangelist Gary Ray believes the beginning of the end is set to start on September 23, when Jesus will return.
And the theory comes from a series of calculations based on the Bible.
Mr Ray says he subtracted 2017 ‘prophetic years’ of 360 days – as opposed to calendar years – from September 23, 2017 to arrive “in the Fall of 29 AD” – the start date for the year of Jesus’ ministries where he was baptised.
The conspiracy theorist says this is significant because 29 AD is when Jesus’ followings really gained traction before his crucifixion three years later in 32 AD.
Jesus could return to judge mankind, says Gary Ray
By analysing Biblical texts, Mr Ray believes September 23 will mark the return of Jesus and there will be “a seven-year period of awful tribulations”.
The reason September 23 is so important to Mr Ray is because the sun will appear in the constellation Virgo – Latin for ‘virgin’, IE the Virgin Mary.
Following the solar eclipse last month, this is a sign the rapture is supposedly coming.
The solar eclipse is apparently a sign
Revelation 12:1 says: “A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head.
“And being with child, she cried out in her travail and was in anguish of delivery.”
“A woman clothed with the sun with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head.”
Writing for Christian website Unsealed Mr Ray said the date will mark the return of Jesus when he will cast his judgement in a period which will last seven years.
Mr Ray said: “I am not dogmatic about this, but I think when you put all the pieces together, the three and a half year theory is fairly conclusive, which means that Jesus began His ministry in the late Summer or Fall of 29 AD. 2017 prophetic years before September 23, 2017 is September 7, 29 AD.
“Isaiah and the other prophets tell us that Jesus would have two earthly ministries: the first as the Suffering Servant and the second as King and Judge.
“Does it not pique your interest that 2017 and 2024 prophetic years before an increasingly likely 2017 AD and 2024 AD Second Coming/Tribulation time-frame, respectively, happen to outline Fall 29 AD, when Jesus became the Suffering Servant and Lamb of God and when the purpose for which He first came into the world began?”