I had intended to write about this a few weeks ago when the movie “2012” initially came out, but as usual, other real matter emerged that needed more attention. There is so much hype around events such as this, and it becomes not only distracting, but very disheartening when sensationalism reigns over what would appear to be clarity in matters such as this. This event will be similar to the hyped 2000 crisis in which all computers were supposed to fail, thus triggering a man made catastrophe and ending modern life as we know it. It turned out to be the most hyped ‘non event’ in history, and the date written above may only surpass it in hype, but that will be it.
I have been researching this date to understand exactly what the Mayan calendar is about, and why this date is so significant. What I can say for sure is that I am way more confused about the issue than when I first started, and that is a good indicator that, in and of itself, gives answer to the ‘originator’ of this information. Real prophesy brings about clarity, and this date is actually doing the opposite, creating a great deal of confusion. It seems the predictions have a very wide range, and range from the sun and solar system going through the center of the galaxy, to the appearances of UFO’s and other beings.
It seems the Mayan culture engaged in what would be considered ‘new age’ practices, and even practiced human sacrifice at one time. This would not be considered a good and reliable source to ascertain the knowledge of God, who is after all, the supreme being of the universe. God is the one who determines the beginning from the end, and reveals it to those who abide by His will and walk in His ways. All that I have read about the Mayan culture would disqualify them from knowing the deep thoughts of God, and having such an apocalyptic vision given to them.
Jesus left no doubt that the events of the end will come as a thief in the night, and catch mankind off guard Matt 24:37, and this is validated by both Saints Peter, 2 Peter 3:10 and Paul, 1 Thess 5:1-3. So we have it on the authority of Jesus himself, and validated by the two most influential apostles of the whole Christian church. This is a prime example of sensationalism gone awry, and pulling many different people into its web of lies and deceit. We have the new agers and much of the world making statements that catastrophe is on its way, and we have the Bible on the other side making clear references that we do not know the day. I am clear on which side I will be on and I hope others are too.
We definitely are heading into rough waters, but we don’t need the forbidden knowledge of a mystery religion to tell us that. Difficult times are ahead of us due to very poor choices made by many in the world, coupled with the dark forces mobilizing, and the good people doing little to nothing for the most part. It is more of an issues of sowing and reaping than it is a cosmological event, and we need to prepare ourselves for the mess we created for ourselves.
I know I am doing what I can to prepare myself and my family. I can only encourage others to do the same, and to stay focused on the real prize: being the best Christian I can be, and helping others to finding Christ. In the mean time, it would behoove everyone to prepare as best they can, by having some food, water, clothing and cash on hand, and be willing to help others in need. As far as December 21, 2012 is concerned, it promises to bring a fairly good night’s sleep and relative calm to those not buying into the hype.