By Frantz Michel
Author, From the Fear of Voodoo to the Fear of God (2009 Xulon Press) and Can God Save Haiti? (Coming soon!)
any believe that the world as we know it will come to an end in 2012, others are skeptical; whereas another group is indecisive, and fear is lurking in many hearts as the drum of uncertainty is sounding a quickening beat in every street of the four corners of the earth. What will happen on that date? The answer to this question is fairly unknown to all of us. Should we then consider that nothing will occur on that day? No. Even if we would consider it just hearsay or a rumor, we can’t sit around and try to find a subterfuge so as to squelch the rumor.
In this article, I will not try to give a conclusion of what will, might or might not happen. I will not seek to impose my belief on anyone. My faith is my faith and I also believe that all religions have some kind of truths to tell us, however, it might not be the “Truth.” Religion deals with deep and fundamental truths for which none of us has all the answers. And without disparaging any religion, doctrines or sect etc., I am a member of a Pentecostal Church, Gateway Family Foursquare Church in an organizational term.
Now that I have established that, let’s go in the subject and analyze some key issues.
It is believed by many scientists that, every 26 thousand years, our solar system passes through the twelve zodiac signs. Aware of that cycle, many ancient civilizations like, the Cherokee, Egyptians—Apache and the Mayans etc. developed calendars that will mark great events of the world based on their belief system. According to their calendar, we are currently in the age of the 5th sun (3113 BC-2012 AD). This cycle, according to Mayan scholars, is supposed to be ending on December 21, 2012 at exactly 11:11 AM Universal time.
That date (December 21, 2012 A.D.) 188.8.131.52.0.0 in the Long Count of the Mayan Calendar, represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing with the Galactic Equator and the Ecliptic (path of the sun), that the ancient Mayans considered as the Sacred Tree.
On that same period in this year, the noonday Sun will also be closely in conjunction with the exact center of the galaxy. Scientists have also discovered that our solar system belongs to another galaxy that is colliding with the Milky Way. It is called: Sagittarius dwarf (SGR in short) galaxy and it’s circling the Milky Way. The trail is getting very hot, hotter and hotter putting our planet in danger because the only field that is large enough is the center of our galaxy as the sun causes extreme outbursts that change the earth atmosphere.
The maximum bursts have the propensity to scorch parts or all the earth. Fearing the ultimate danger, some countries and/or people are making huge stride in preparing for an eventual catastrophe. Russia for example, is building (probably done by now) a gargantuan underground city, called the Yamantau Mt Complex, able to hold 60,000 people. Norway has wasted no time. It has built remarkably enough facilities which will allow its entire population to go underground. Sweden, in concert with NATO, has created and underground seed bank (considered a modern day Noah’s Ark). And the Bush family has purchased what is considered to be one of the largest land purchases in history in Paraguay for their own personal compound.
Celebrities, regular people, politicians—people from all walks of life are talking about that impending day as if it was the “Judgment Day.” The list of those who believe in this is huge.
Here’s a very short list:
Woody Harrelson (actor), Darren Daulton (former MLB player), Janeane Garofalo (comedian, political activist, writer, actress), Mel Gibson (actor, director, producer, screenwriter and two-time Academy Award-winner), Shirley MacLaine (high priestess of the New Age Movement, actress and American Academy Award-winner), and Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. AKA: Lil Wayne (rapper). The latter states in Blender Magazine that, “The world is about to end in 2012…cause the Mayans made calendars, and they stop at 2012. I got encyclopedias on the bus.” He further added, “The world is about to end as we know it. You can see it already. A planet doesn’t exist – there’s no more Pluto. Planes are flying into buildings – and not just the Twin Towers. Mosquitos bite you and you die…”
Lil Wayne just like the millions, possibly billions of others who believe that the world will end on a given date err big time. On the Mount of Olives you may recall the answer given by Jesus to His disciples when asked the signs of the “End” time. He declared, “But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.” –Mark 13: 7-8, NKJV. Again, Jesus Christ speaking of the Day and the Hour of His coming and the end time says: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” –Mark 13: 32-37, NKJV.
Clearly, no one knows the time of the end of the Ages. Moreover, the earth is not as old as some scientists claim. Creationist scientist, Dr. Hovind (2000) argued, “That God created the earth about six thousand years ago.” He later gave several facts to support his argument:
- Population: The rate of population growth has been steady for the time that we have records. The present six billion is the right number of people to have multiplied from the eight survivors of the universal flood about 4400 years ago. If man had been around for millions of years, the same growth rate would have produced 150,000 people per square inch of land surface.
- The planet Saturn is losing its rings. They are slowly moving away. If the planet were millions of years old, the material in the rings would have dissipated long ago.
- The moon: Space dust accumulates on the surface of the moon at the rate of about one inch for every ten thousand years. Astronauts found an average of one-half inch, just about what you would expect in six thousand years. Also, the moon is very slowly moving away from the earth. If it were millions of years old, it would have had to start very close to the earth, causing ocean tides so severe it would have drowned everything on land twice a day.
- Earth’s magnetic field is getting weaker. At the rate of deterioration, no such field would exist if the earth were as old as evolutionists believe.
- Evolutionists point to stalactites in caves as proof of an old earth, but there are stalactites in the basement of the Lincoln Memorial several feet long that have grown in less than 100 years.
The evidences observe by Dr. Hovind are strong, powerful and trustworthy. I mention them to show you what evolutionist scientists believe but refuted by creationist scientists. But for argument’s sake let’s just say that age of the earth will not dictate its destruction or the end of time; remember no one knows the time. Regardless of which side we take the truth remains in what Jesus Christ taught.
I don’t deny that some major event could occur on that date or not, but it certainly will not be the end; I believe It will be part of the beginning of sorrow. Giants are everywhere staring down at us in many forms: bills we can’t pay, disease we can’t heal, corrupt societies we can’t fix, abortions, famines… The world that hates Christians…Christians who slander each other, gossip has becoming the devil’s favorite radio station and unfortunately some Christians are the very DJs; confusion in doctrines, widespread of immorality and chronic moral decay that are going rampant in our society, the impeding war between Israel and Iran etc., all of these things are bad seeds that will bear bad fruits.
God gave us a perfect world, but we destroy it then turn around and look at Him and said: “Look what you have done! You gave us a broken land.” So dear reader, watch and pray because even though the time is unknown but it is certainly near. We can’t afford to sit around and be passive, letting our generation being deceived. We ought to watch and pray for the time is at hand. We need to love one another and not hate one another—after all, it is one the greatest commandment given to us by Christ.
For those of you living in fear know that, despite the apparent rise of evil in the world, God is still in control.
Author, Motivational speaker
- Esoteric Agenda, DVD series
- All about 2012, www.gratdreams.com/2012.htm
- 2012: End of the 5th Sun, Will Hart, www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/5thsun.htm
- The how and why of Maya End Date in 2012 A.D., Jenkins J. M, 1994 article
- The Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization, Thompson J. Eric
- No Doomsday in 2012, Ian O’Neill, May 19, 2008.
- Dr. Kent Hovind, Evolution is Religion, published November 2000, accessed Jan 12, 2012 from: http://www.chick.com/bc/2000/evolutionreligion.asp