Sunday, May 24, 2009

The End Of The World is 2012?????

Today, I am going somewhere I do not often go in my blogs. Though I am not in any way ashamed nor deny my religious background, that of a "born again christian", I do not write of it often because I respect that there are many beliefs and many cultures that are present in the cyber world. Each of their own accord and each with their own thoughts. These are simply my own thoughts.
Widely spoken of and answers sought after for is the date December 21st, 2012. Brought to our attention because of the Mayan Calendar, many believe this to be the day the end of times will be. Some call it the day of rapture while others simply say it is the end of the world. I am reminded for a moment of the Y2K and how people stocked their basements with canned goods and all sorts of things. As January 1,2000 came and went, a great many people had, well, a lot of canned goods to eat.
Being curious, just like anyone else is, I did a study of the Mayan Calendar and of it's "prophecies." I am often fascinated with people and their unquenchable desire to know when the last days will be. Is this so they are prepared? Are they trying to calculate when they need to behave so they aren't caught being naughty on the day that Christ returns? Everyone, I am sure has their own agenda for that time. I am also amazed at the fact that with all the "seers" or "prophets" we have encountered through out history, the one that truly mattered and should still matter, we easily pass over and try and find a way past his words.
When the passages of Nostradamus were brought to our attention, it was all about his words and his "prophecies." He told of the Kennedy's and of wars and deaths. We read of him and still do today. He said "In the City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb", The third big war will begin when the big city is burning"
- Nostradamus 1654
I question this only in asking When the "City of God" became New York City?" Hmmm???
But his predictions have faded with the new Mayan Issue. A people that simply vanished into the mountains of the Yucatan Peninsula, they left behind buildings and temples and evidence of human sacrifices. They left pottery and bark made books. And... they left behind a Calendar. The very essence of the "2012" end times. A large number of scholars today do NOT believe they left a calling card for the end of the world. Most believe that it was simply a warning of things to come. A fascinating people and culture, I too have read and written on their lives as much as we know. The Spanish feared them as satanic and barbaric and destroyed a huge amount of the things the Mayans left behind. When a German scholar read the Dresden Codex and cracked the code of the Mayan calendar, he brought forth the fact that the calendar ended in 2012. It is this reason that so many believe the "end times" are upon us and will be finished on December 21, 2012.
Though interesting and thought provoking, there is another "book" of events and prophecies that has seemingly been past over. That "book" also tells of the past and has many "Prophecies" that give us some knowledge into the end times and the answer to when Christ will return. The Holy Bible speaks to us of the millennium times. It also speaks of the end times and the apostle Paul spoke of the end times and rapture. The millenniumtimes is a time when chaos and Satan will run rampant for 1000 years. There will be a time when the Lion and the Lamb will lay with one another. Peace for a time. The Bible tells us what we need to know and answers the question concerning 2012 or any other year we choose to be the "end of the world."
Mark 13:32 answers whether 2012 is The Day! Matthew 24:36 says it too.Jesus tells us that ONLY the father in heaven knows when the end will be. It will be when we least expect it, according to Jesus' word. So if this is said and believed to be so, as I believe, then the Mayan Calendar and the 2012, end of the world issues is Mute. What exactly the date means, I can not tell you, nor do I believe anyone can. If even his "only begotten Son" {John 3:16} doesn't know, then why do we think God decided to whisper in peoples ear and tell them?
Why did the calendar end where it did? I don't know. Could this be the date for the second coming of Christ? I do not have that answer but... I do know that if it is to be "Unexpected" and it is to come like a thief in the night, then that means we will NOT have years to think about all that matters. It will just Happen! The end times are upon us. Satan is loosed and having a fun time with the people of the Earth, But...I do Not believe that 2012 will end our world and life on it. That one... I will leave to my Father God in heaven.

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