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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 15, 2024

No, Elon Musk didn’t warn about a forthcoming Rapture

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  • We found no evidence to support this claim. 

Elon Musk has not predicted the second coming of Jesus Christ, but a recent Facebook post claims that the X owner has some inside Rapture knowledge. 

"Elon Musk confirms — ’The rapture is going to happen VERY soon,’" the caption and headline on a May 9 Facebook post say. 

It was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

Looking for credible news reports, public statements and social media posts from Musk, we found no evidence to support this claim.

A narrator in a video included in the post largely muses about the Rapture as a concept. It isn’t until about 4 minutes into the video that the narrator asks, "What did the billionaire Elon Musk say about the rapture?" 

We kept watching to find out, but no statement about the Rapture is attributed to Musk in the video. 

Rather, it refers to a December 2021 interview Musk did with satire site The Babylon Bee. 

In the interview, The Babylon Bee’s then-creative director asked Musk whether he would "accept Jesus as your lord and savior." 

Musk said he agreed with the principles Jesus advocated and that "there’s great wisdom in the teachings of Jesus," such as forgiveness and treating people as you’d like to be treated. 

"But hey, if Jesus is saving people, I mean, I won’t stand in his way," Musk added. "Sure, I’ll be saved. Why not?"

We rate claims that Musk confirmed the Rapture is happening soon False.

 

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