Yes, I’m still offering Johnny Came Home free on Kindle today. No, that’s not what this post is about.
I’m writing this post because I found out that NASA was/is being flooded with calls and emails from folks wanting to know if Doomsday is here.
The Mayan Long Calendar ends on today, December 21, 2012. Those pesky Mayans had the heavens down to a science 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.
Unfortunately, some folks think that a stray planet called Nibiru, Eris or Planet X is on a science fiction collision course with Earth [a prediction moved back from May 2003, by the way]. Folks were calling NASA to confirm that no such heavenly threat exists!
Still others claimed there would be major planetary alignments whose magnetic forces would cause huge power outages here on Earth. NASA offered the following:
“There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. One major alignment occurred in 1962, for example, and two others happened during 1982 and 2000. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.”
So much for that excuse to hoard canned food and shotgun shells…
In any case, Christians need never have called NASA, for the Bible assures us that there is no way to know what date the world will end or, even before that, when the Rapture will occur. Jesus adamantly 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.
Of course, I suppose televangelist Pat Robertson probably called NASA. He thinks that “revealed science” should trup revealed Scripture. Good thing NASA is inadvertently consistent with the Bible this time!