Sunday, October 24, 2010

Apocalypse postponed?

For a few years, all of us have been hearing about how the Mayan calendar predicts (by virtue of the fact that it ends) the end of the world on December 21, 2012.

A new critique, published as a chapter in the new textbook “Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World” (Oxbow Books, 2010), argues that the accepted conversions of dates from Mayan to the modern calendar may be off by as much as 50 or 100 years. That would throw the supposed and overhyped 2012 apocalypse off by decades and cast into doubt the dates of historical Mayan events.

Sadly, too many people have been deceived and have spent way too much time worrying about the end of the world. So many predictions of the end have failed to occur through the years. Jesus said in Luke 17:26-30, “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” The Bible consistently teaches that no one can predict the end of the world. That knowledge was not in God’s plan; therefore, we should no go trying to alter that plan and speculate on the end of the world.

Kyle Campbell


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home