Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 and The Mayan Prophecy

Well, it's that time of year again, when prognosticators of every stripe seem to crawl out of the woodwork. Yep, happens every year. Like clockwork, you can count on it. Except this year is different...

Something wicked this way comes, if one is to believe the Mayans, that is. And with the number of catastrophic events piling up around the globe, one might be tempted to believe all the hype. Here's a brief overview for the uninitiated:

According to certain prognosticators, the ancient Mayan people predicted the end of the world would occur on December 21, 2012. Why? Because their calendar happens to end on that date. Oh, and the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History claim they've found a carved fragment at an archaeological site that confirms the prediction. Other 2012 doomsday scenarios include:
  • an alignment of the Earth, Sun, and Milky Way, causing a catastrophic gravitational pull
  • super-volcanic eruptions along the Ring of Fire (Pacific Rim)
  • rogue planet collisions (Planet X?)
  • devastating solar flares
  • a magnetic polar shift (yikes!)
Although these shocking prophecies have fueled much speculation about The End, we can absolutely guarantee 2012 will not be it. How? The Bible, with its proven track record, assures us the world will be around for at least another one thousand and seven years. And even then it won't really end--it'll be re-created and restored.

Myths and legends may make interesting reading or movie story lines, but nothing compares to what God has in store for His people. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him."

Words to the Wise: "Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George

  • U.S. sends aircraft carrier into Strait of Hormuz and into Iranian naval war games
  • U. S. & Israel to hold major missile defense exercise
  • Turkey vows, "We won't allow Iran strike."
  • Floating debris field the size of California from Japanese tsunami begins washing up on west coast of Canada

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