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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Saturday, 14 November 2009 09:49

 

H ollywood’s predicted blockbuster of a Doomsday movie, “2012,” and the May 21, 2011, end-of-the-world prediction do not make sense to the billions of people who believe in the teachings of their Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

 

The “2012” movie tells of the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012, which is supposed to be the end of the 5,126-year-long Mayan calendar. The Mayan “Long-Count” calendar began on Aug. 11, 3114 B.C. – that is, more-than 3,100 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. On the other hand, a Christian Fundamentalist sect has predicted the "end of the world" today, May 21, 2011.

 

If you Google it, several sources say that the Mayan civilization used a 260-day calendar called the “Short Count.” Then the Mayans had the “Long Count” calendar that tracked their millenniums, centuries, years, months and days, beginning with the creation of the Mayan people, and which covered thousands of years into the future. More details can be read in this hyperlink, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_calendar

 

Readers may like to browse the world-renowned Mayanist scholar, David Stuart, in this link, http://decipherment.wordpress.com/

 

The Maya Decipherment is a weblog devoted to ideas and developments in ancient Maya epigraphy and related fields. It was launched in March 2007 by Dr. David Stuart of the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Yes, the movie, “2012,” is a lot of hog wash, as it hypes wrongly Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the world when it is merely the end of a Mayan era of approximately 5,000 years. Another Mayan era begins on Dec. 22, 2012, which should run for another 5,000 years.

 

But to billions of people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Redeemer, the apocalyptic end of the world is known only to one being, God the Father. Jesus Christ said that even he did not know when the end of the world would come.

 

Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away before all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. – Jesus Christ, as told in Mark 13:30-32 

 

To read more the Gospel according to St. Mark (13:24-32) please click on this Sunday’s Meditation as found Bobot Apit’s The Daily B.R.E.A.D.:

Nov 15, 2009 - Sunday Meditation (Only God the Father Knows When the World Will Come to an End)

 

The Doomsday scenario has been told not only by Hollywood filmmakers but also by Christian “prophets” even at the turn of the new millennium (2000). But such Doomsday predictions do not make sense at all to Christians who believe truly in the Gospel teachings and readings. Amen. # # #



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Comments (3)
1 Friday, 25 December 2009 21:29
You quote the movie as "2021" twice in the beginning of this article... just wanted to point that out.
2 Saturday, 26 December 2009 07:52
mabuhay
Thank you, Dan W, for having the proverbial eyes of an eagle. We have made the necessary corrections. Certainly, "2021" played tricks on our eyesight.

We send to you also our best wishes for a Blessed and Merry Advent Season and a more-peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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Bro Bobot Apit April 18 at 8:14am Reply• Report
The WORD

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. - 1 Peter 4:7

I’m sure you’ve seen someone either on TV or on the street with a long beard and a sign hanging around his neck that says “The End is Near!” And since the death of Christ, preachers and writers have spoken about the last days. It seems that every generation thinks they’re the last one before Christ returns!

Well, the apostle Peter makes a bold statement in today’s passage when he says, “The end of all things is at hand.” So was he crying wolf to try to scare people? Maybe he was just making a fanatical statement.

The fact is that these are the last days. The Bible says it in Hebrews 1:2 that God “in these last days… has spoken to us by his Son.” So since the death and resurrection of Christ, we’ve been living in the last stage of human history. And the God who created and sustains this world will also terminate this world.

Now there’s a lot of buzz about how we should be scared that 2012 is the end of the world. But I hope it’s much sooner than that! What a wonderful day it will be when Jesus puts an end to all pain and death.

So as a believer in Christ, live your life like today is the last chance you will ever have to share his Good News.

LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY BECAUSE THESE ARE THE LAST DAYS!

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