Last Page of the Dresden Codex
The long-count Mayan calendar is supposed to end 10 weeks from today, on 21 December 2012. Some believe it will end a day or two later. So, what will this mean.
Some believe that the Dresden Codex, from 11th/12th century (and shown above), is pointing to the world ending in a flood in December 2012 (the 2012 date is possibly based upon some small markings pointing to 2012 events, like the “transit of Venus” and a so-called “galactic alignment”).
This, according to some, also ties into a written Mayan prophecy from a 16th century document known as the Chilam Balim. It possibly may or may not have had some relationship to the Dresden Codex. Notice what it states (a katun is a period of 7200 days in the Mayan calendar):
But when the law of the katun has run its course, the God will bring about a great deluge again which will be the end of the world. When this is over, then our Lord Jesus Christ will descend over the valley of Jehoshaphat beside the town of Jerusalem where he redeemed us with his holy blood (José Hoíl J, Roys R. The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel. Roys Publisher, 1933. Reprint Forgotten Books, 1967, p. 62).
Yet, the above is, biblically, a false claim. The Bible, which is the main source for historically-accurate information about Jesus, teaches:
8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” (Genesis 9:8-11).
However, since the world cannot and will not be destroyed by a flood, I strongly suspect that many will decide that the Mayan prophecies should properly be interpreted to mean that the longed for age of peace is upon us–even though it will not be (Ezekiel 13:10).
Furthermore, 2012 is not the end of the world nor will Jesus return in 2012. That Mayan prediction is wrong. The Mayan flood prophecy will be proven false, whether it related to 2012 or not or the Dresden Codex or not.
In the next ten weeks (and later), however, do not be surprised if you hear more information about a coming age of peace. And while the Bible tells of an age of peace that Jesus will bring, the main secular sources will not be teaching much about that one, but one that they hope humanity will bring upon itself.
But while humanity may bring temporary peace, the kingdom of God, which the Bible predicts, will be necessary for real peace.
Yet, because many have made false predictions about 2012, many will likely use 2012 as an excuse to scoff at and discount all prophecy, including biblical ones. According to ancient writers such as the Apostle Peter (2 Peter 3:1-13), that will be a mistake.
Those who wish to learn more about 2012 may wish to check out the following articles:
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?