2012, the Mayan Calendar & the End of… What?


mayan_calendarIt seems the Mayan Calandar ends on December 21, 2012 and everyone’s seeing that as a sign of an impending Apocalypse. Well, not everyone. The Mayans were actually looking forward to it as something of a Golden Age per some scholars.

In any case, Christians need not fear this hokey pocus. As Dr G Charles Jackson of Creation Truth Foundation astutely pointed out in his Points of Origins Digest No. 405, even Jesus stated even He didn’t know the day nor hour of His Return, only the Father alone – and certainly no man! [Matthew 24:36] That includes Nostradamus, the Mayans and anybody else who may be predicting a date for the End of Days. In fact, I can confidently state that if a particular sect, movement, religion or person gives you a date for the return of Christ or the End of Days, they’re a cult. Period. Avoid them.

But what are we to make of the Mayan Calendar then? Except to note that it may prove as lucrative for Hollywood fearmongers as the lamentably overblown Y2K [yes, I did know people who’d stockpiled to the ceiling; no,I wasn’t one of them], I think it will prove to be nothing of consequence. 

In fact, my wife and I were discussing this and I jokingly suggested that perhaps the end of the calendar doesn’t mean the end of the world so much as its the end of their several millenia calendar, so you’ll need to buy a new one soon, right? 

Every calendar ends, but it’s not the end of the world, y’know.

Sirius Knott

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  1. Mike says:

    When I was a sinister ‘new-ager’ back in the 1990’s, it seems every book I read pointed to that date as the end of the current age and the start of a new one; and of course it would be concurrent with all sorts of ‘significant’ cosmological, spiritual and earthly events. This could be even more embarrassing than Y2K (even Christian doomsayers like Hal Lindsey jumped on that one), because the buildup has been longer in coming. We all need to lighten up a bit!

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