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December 21, 2012 end of the world: Mayan prophecy predicts apocalypse, but is it true?

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Whats your take on the world coming to an end in 2012? New predictions on the way… December 12, 2012(12.12.12) or December 21,2012(21.12.12)…. Read on

The world has had its fair share of failed predictions about the date of the apocalypse, but the one that’s perhaps the most awaited is quickly approaching.

Many people believe December 21, 2012 to be the date of the apocalypse. Could this be the end of the world as we know it?

HISTORY

The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, so many people believe that date to be the end of days.

According to CNN , the calendar had a 5,126-year cycle, so many wonder why the ancient civilization, known for their advanced grasp on astronomy, chose this date.

The Mayan calendar is divided into bak’tuns, 144,000-day cycles. According to NBC News , the last cycle on the calendar is fast approaching.

Other people believe that instead of destruction, humanity will enter a new era both physically and mentally. Skeptics believe nothing will happen at all and refer to the craze as an internet hoax.

December 21, 2012 hasn’t been the only prediction for the end of the world. According to Livescience.com , one of the most well-known failed predictions was that the Y2K bug would crash all the computers the moment the new millennium rang in, causing worldwide destruction.

Another scare was the Halley’s Comet flyby in 1910. According to the Livescience, comet tails contain deadly gas. When the earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet in 1910, many feared the entire earth would be poisoned. However, scientists soon debunked the claim.

Read about more failed predictions .

COINCIDENCE?

December 21, 2012 is the start of the winter solstice.

CNN reported that on this date, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in nearly 26,000 years.

According to NBC News , archeologists found another reference to this date in the Mayan ruins of La Corona in Guatemala.

IS IT REAL?

Theories abound about the cause of the possible end of the world. According to Livescience.com , some theorists believe a rogue planet could crash into Earth.

Others believe a magnetic pole reversal could send Earth back into the Stone Age.

However, according to NBC News , NASA says no one has anything to fear and that the day will pass without incident, adding that many theories have no factual basis.

The Telegraph reported that NASA believes that the Mayans never intended the calendar to end in 2012, but that instead, another cycle begins afterward. The Telegraph also reported that modern Maya say that there is no concept of an apocalypse in their culture.

What do you think? Will the world come to an end or not? Leave your comments below.

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional – Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SAME STANDARD

Tuesday August 7, 2012

Bible in one year: Joshua 4-6

Memorise: For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6

Read: Malachi 3:6-7

Immediately Elisha smote River Jordan, he asked for the God of Elijah. Though his spiritual father and mentor was gone, he knew the God of his father was still around.

And he look the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and he said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. 2 Kings 2:14

There is a thin line between reverencing men of God and idolatry. When your spiritual father dies, it is either you look for him expecting him to come back from the grave to attend to your needs or you look out for his God. If you look for him, you will fall into the error of idolatry where many have fallen, but if you look for his God, then you are on the right track. Who are you looking for: the dead or the living God? Why do you think that after Moses died, God buried him on the mountain all by Himself? Nobody knew his grave. Why? It was so that many Israelites will not start looking up to a corpse as their God and forget the living God. Leaders must be very careful never to point the flock to themselves but to Jesus their Owner.

When a bona fide man of God passes on, remember that the God of that man remains. Our God is eternal, immortal and invisible (1 Timothy 1:17). Even when you cannot see Him, He is there. Elijah may be gone but God is still there. Malachi 3:6 says He does not change with time or with the fleeting customs of men. This is why l tell people that God is the most conservative person in the universe. The dress (Light) He has been wearing since the beginning of creation is still what He is wearing today. It is what is not good enough that is constantly being changed, but if it is perfect, there is no need for a change. God does not bend His rules to suit anyone. Once He has spoken, it is a settled case. Many of us still believe that God needs to learn from modern man so as to adjust His standards. For instance, some people think that stress, traffic jams and modern challenges of urban cities are good enough reasons for not meeting up with God’s expectations. Sorry to disappoint you, the word of God is settled in Heaven and His foundation stands sure. Simply ask for grace to comply.

PRAYER POINT:
Ask God for grace to keep to His standards.

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