The End of the World! (Again)

DoomsdayAccording to the predictions of some, in just three days, the world is going to come to an end.  I’m sure that many of you are aware of the predictions that state that December 21, 2012 will mark the end of the world.

But doesn’t the Mayan calendar predict the end of the world this coming Friday?  In short, “No.”  Oh, I know that much has been said about the Mayan calendar, and I will readily admit that I am not an expert on Mayan culture.  However, those who are have stated that much too much has been read into the Mayan calendar.

According to Mayan scholars, the Mayan calendar does end on December 21, 2012, but that doesn’t imply that they thought this date was “the end of the world.”  Rather, their calendar was cyclical and would start over again.  To say it another way, it would be comparable to arriving at December 31 on our calendars then having to flip the page and start over again.

Furthermore, what would make one who believes the Bible, think that the Mayan’s had insights that Jesus, himself did not have?  Concerning the end of time, Jesus affirmed that the Father alone knew when that day would be (Matthew 24:36)?

For centuries, and even as recent as May of this year, men have made predictions as to the return of Jesus and the end of the world.  Though all claimed “Bible proof” for their predictions, all were proven to be false prophets.

In the midst of all the speculation about the end of the world, don’t dismiss this one truth.  Some day, the world will come to an end (2 Peter 3:10), and when that day does arrive, we had better be found prepared, living holy and godly lives (2 Peter 3:11)!

Let me assure you, when the world does come to an end, it won’t be because the Mayan’s or any other people predicted it.  Nor will it be due to an unfortunate alignment of planets, black holes, or asteroids, or the unintended consequences of splitting photons.  Rather it will be due to a predetermined date, set by the Father, to usher in eternity (Acts 17:31).

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