There has been much talk of late about the doomsday predictions of December 21, 2012 as reflected in the Mayan long calendar. While most of the Mayan codices were burned by Spanish monks in 1521 AD as works of the devil (which as you shall see they probably were) a few survived including the Dresden Codex pictured here. This 74 page codex was written on tree bark and was from the famous Mayan Temple and Observatory at Chichen Itza. It was purportedly sent by the explorer Cortes to Emperor Charles V in 1519. Somehow it found its way into the Royal Library at the Court of Saxony in Dresden (Germany) where it was purchased from a private collector by the name of Johann Christian Goetze. While it was damaged by the firebombing (again these codices were overwhelmed by fire? Coincidence?) of Dresden during WW II, much of it unfortunately survived.
From this work, which apparently was written sometime between 1200 and 1250 AD, numerous astronomical and calendar data points were found including information on eclipses, the transit of Venus, the moon , the stars and the Sun. It was also conjectured by some scholars that this Mayan calendar ended on 18.104.22.168.0 which equates to our date of December 21, 2012 at 10 AM GMT. On that day they claim the world will end. The Bible says “Heaven and earth will pass away but God’s words shall never pass away and also “of that day and hour no one knows not even angels in heaven nor the Son but only the Father’ (Matthew 24:34-36). So alleging that that the world will end on any specific date as in 2012 is definitely not biblical. Therefore, Christians should not fear it!
Why so many otherwise reasonable, well educated, and intelligent persons, some of whom even call themselves Christians, would pay any attention to these predictions of blood thirsty Mayans who ripped out the still beating hearts of their human sacrificial victims to please their gods, is astonishing to me. Why would people allow these irrational fears of doomsday frighten them while many of these same people choose to ignore the good news of Jesus Christ? It is probably because only Christianity confronts sin and people often would rather die than change their sinful behaviors even though “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son , that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Satan knows that his time is short (Revelation 12:12) and he wants to try and rob people of this fact and rather deceive them that all is lost and that they therefore do not need Jesus. Either these Mayans are correct and doomsday approaches or the word of God is correct and we should not fear (Isaiah 35:4), but both cannot be correct.
Choose life not death. Blessings not curses
As I shall demonstrate, whether or not this fiery prediction indeed happens in 2012 or at sometime in the future, it will most certainly not be doomsday. The entire 2012 doomsday scenario is just another end time deception to frighten people and to try and keep them from the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Beware of deception.
“With all the deception of wickedness for those who perish because they do not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2 :10).
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