# The Date for the End of the World REVEALED!!!

The Date for the End of the World REVEALED!!! May 11, 2018

There have been a multitude of end-of-the-world predictions concocted throughout my lifetime. Too many to count in fact. The latest comes from this crackpot named Mathieu Jean-Marc Rodrigue, who claims that according to the Bible, June 24, 2018 will be that fateful day. Somehow or another, if you do some calculations based on crop prices, a passage from the book of Revelations (yes, with an “s”), and some other nonsense that I can’t quite follow, you’ll come up with this date.

Because of this hocus-pocus, I wanted to take a moment to set the record straight. The end of the world won’t happen on June 24—not according to my calculations anyway.

Here’s what I’ve come up with.

First, if we assume Jesus died in 33 AD, it is then safe to say that we can take that number and multiply it by 66, the total number of books in the Protestant canon. What we get is 2,178. Now, if we then take the current price of wheat per bushel (\$5.1050 in US dollars) and multiply it by how many parables are in the book of Matthew (23), we’ll get 117.415. If we round down to 117, what is interesting is that if you add up all the digits, you’ll get 9. And as we all know, 9 divided by 3 is 3—3 being the total number of members of the Holy Trinity.

Now, this is where things start to get interesting. If you take our first calculation (2,178) and subtract our second number (117), you’ll get 2,061. What is so interesting about 2,061? Nothing. But if you invert the last two digits, you’ll get 2016, the year Donald Trump was elected. This marks the start of the Great Tribulation.

If we then work forward from November 9, 2016, things will start to become crystal clear. What we have to do is count how many verses are in the bible (the Protestant canon of course!), and then divide that number by the total number of Presidents the US has had. Here’s what I came up with: 31,102 verses / 45 Presidents = 691. That is how many days need to pass from the time of the election until the end of the world. If we count forward 691 days from November 9, 2016, we’ll land on October 1, 2018, or 10/1/2018.

This is a very interesting date indeed. If you add up the digits of this date (1 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 0 +1 + 8) you’ll get 13. 13 is fascinating because, as the Bible clearly states, there is 1 God in 3 Persons—13. This proves that my calculations are divinely inspired.

So, there you have it. You don’t have to be afraid that your summer plans will be cut short. You will, however, miss out on the next Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. But don’t fret, those are evil, pagan holidays anyway.

What do you think? Is the world going to end on October 1, 2018? It seems just as plausible as all the other predictions, does it not?

Cheers! Oh, and enjoy the Apocalypse.

Matthew J. Distefano is a world-renowned biblical numerologist. This is his first (of many!) end of the world predictions. Be on the lookout for his forthcoming book "How to Dupe Stupid People: A Course in Ripping Off Gullible Christians," which comes out October 2, 2018. You can read more about the author here.
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• The Mouse Avenger

Well said. (claps)

And, besides, doesn’t Revelations say that only God Himself knows the hour or the day that Apocalypse will occur? Therefore, all these mortal “predictions” will naturally fall way short, wouldn’t you agree?

• Kevin K

The world already ended April 23, didn’t it? It was in all the papers.

• I’m not sure if it says that in Revelations, but it does in Revelation 😉

• Where are you writing this from 😉 ?

• Darth Jibbles

what’s the over/under on how long it takes for someone to not realize this is satire and start claiming this as the next end of the world date?

• Depends on how far and wide it gets shared.

• Kevin K

Wouldn’t you like to know!

• Kevin K

• Nooooooo! I must have missed the Rapture.

• I really hope so 😉

• Kevin K

I have been trying for years to create a conspiracy theory so wacky that it becomes mainstream among the wackaloons. Sadly, I have yet to succeed. But if Alex Jones can do it, so can I!!

• That’s how the Flat Earth Society started.

• Kevin K

I am soooo jealous …

• Right? Although I bet that person has done one or two facepalms since its conception.

• Makes as much sense as all the other predictions.

• In a way, we did. Remember, our friend Paul was certain of the second coming in his lifetime. I like to point out to the Christian biblical literalists this means we’re all just the descendants of those who didn’t make the grade and get raptured.

• Ellen Hammond

This is priceless! It ‘clearly’ points to the correct date the world will end. LOL I wonder how many people are running with these numbers already. Love it!!!

• God, I hope people aren’t that dumb.

• LiberalTimeLord

Facepalm! How many times has the Earth supposedly suppose to be gone in the last few years??? What a load of BS!

• RonT

This discussion is a waste of time, ink, and computer pixels. Any Christian, even one with almost total lack of Biblical knowledge, would not waste time on such a useless discussion. As Jesus is quoted in Matthew 24:36 King James Version (KJV) states: 36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Does the Bible actually speak of an end of the world? Like maybe we will be hit by an asteroid and be totally obliterated? Some got it.

• It’s satire, homeboy.

• It fucking satire, smart stuff.

• RonT

I made the assumption that you were being satirical, at least I hoped. If the starting point was believable, I think there may have been some case for humor; however, I do compliment you on your math. No joke! You made a leap in a place, I know – satire, or two, but you did develop your point.

• Ellen Hammond

If you work with the public for years, you discover some really are lol

• Most people find it funny. It’s fine if you don’t.

This has to be the first prediction that the world will end in stages, one country at a time. You have included US dollars so your calculation only applies to the USA. Canadian dollars, pounds, euros, roubles, yen etc will all give different answers. I need to work out whether we in Britain have lengthened or shortened our life expectancy by not joining the Eurozone. And analysts the world over will be re-evaluating currencies, so expect some massive changes in the financial markets as they adjust to your calculations. Or maybe just a huge increase in the price of wheat.

• It’s satire

• Tom McCool

Dang! My birthday is June 24! Can the end of the world please wait until after I’ve had my cake and ice cream?

Yes I know. I was trying to enter into the spirit of it by adding a little extra craziness.

• The Mouse Avenger

Oh-ho-ho, how clever of you to point that out! XD (The name of that book always trips me up…)

• 🙂 Very good!

• Tim

Lol. Well-played.

I’m pretty sure the “end of the world” (or more properly, age) that the bible was actually referring to, occurred about 70 AD.

Actually I CAN predict the end of the world…approximately. In about 5 billion years (plus or minus a few million years) when Sol goes red giant 🙂 Now, for when our species goes extinct? That is looking more and more like we are rushing headlong towards it right now.

Nice humor – enjoyed it.

• ocrttol

I don’t think that The End will happen anytime soon. My best estimate is 4,500,000,000 AD or CE. That is when the sun will expand in size to reach close to the orbit of Earth.

I have written a series of essays at http://www.religioustolerance.org/end_wrld.htm about some of the past estimates of “the end.” All failed.

• Could not you pospose that?. I expected to see the landing of NASA’s InSight rover on Mars as well as how fares the PSP.

• That will actually happen 7.5 billion years from now, even if this planet will become uninhabitable sooner.

• Maya Bohnhoff

The idea that the Apocalypse of St. John is about the end of the world was generated by passages like the one found in Matt. 28:20 that, in the King James Bible (original translation) ends “And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Later translators noted that the word being translated as “world” in these passages was “eon”—a Greek word that means “age”. This is why later translations appropriately corrected this mistranslation.

“End of the world” carrie a profoundly different meaning than “end of the age”, but centuries have passed in which Christians have grown up in their faith expecting the world to end in some God-sponsored cataclysm. This has influenced the worldview of billions of human beings. It has had a profound effect on Christian theology, philosophy of life, and behavior. Reading the Gospels and Epistles with an understanding that Christ was not prophesying the end of the world but the end of an age and the beginning of a new one is a fundamental shift in belief. It certainly changed the way I looked at the world and the people in it and the way I looked at religion, as well.

And all because of a single word.

Of course there’s a related word we’ve come to use differently than its literal meaning. “Apocalypse” means “revelation”, but we have come to use it to mean “destruction” on a global scale. With the idea that the end of the world will come without mankind having “gotten it” (that is, our own need to lovingly obey the word of God) often comes the belief that nothing we DO in this life really matters, that it’s all about holding to a set of beliefs _about_ Christ rather than writing what He taught in our hearts and on our every human interaction.

If I could have a wish, it would be that every person who believes the Bible to contain instructions from the Divine read it knowing it does not foretell the end of the world we share, and paying special attention to what question Christ is answering when He tells the story of the Good Samaritan.

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556 B.C. – 2 Esdras 14:10-11 “The Seventh Vision” – The Voice from the Bush -“The world is no longer young; it is rapidly approaching old age. The whole history of the world is divided into twelve periods, and the tenth period has already arrived and it is half over; only two and a half parts remain.” Reference: Good News Bible – Apocrypha Scripture – Catholic Study Edition