2012 in the News

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Many have different views about what will happen next decade:

Apocalyptic Films Explore 2012 End of World Prediction
Mayan Calendar Predicts End, But Could That Mean a New Age of Aquarius?
ABC News – Sept 24, 2009  by SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES

The iPhone application Twenty12 counts down the moments until the world’s destruction — just three years, 89 days, 13 hours and 15 minutes until Dec. 21, 2012.

That’s the date that the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar marked as the end of a 5,126-year era, resetting the date to 0 and signaling the end of humanity…

In November, two apocalypse-themed films open — “2012,” starring John Cusack and “The Road,” with Charlize Theron. A whirlwind of interest in eschatology — the study of the end of times — has been escalating since the advent of the 21st century, according to Robert Thompson, professor of media and popular culture at Syracuse University. “When we got to the millennium, people tended to get exorcized to mark the end of time,” he told ABCNews.com. “Then they boosted the Y2K scare and having people in authority, smart leaders, predict planes falling from the sky, no money in cash machines and breakdown of the electric grid. We lived with those headlines.”

…Mayans Predicted End of World in 2012

But the Mayan predictions have held the most sway with believers.

At the height of that Mesoamerican civilization from 300 to 900 A.D., advanced mathematics and primitive astronomy flourished, creating what many have called the most accurate calendar in the world.

The Mayans predicted a final event that included a solar shift, a Venus transit and violent earthquakes.

Modern astronomy also confirms that on the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years.

Many point to similar end-of-times predictions among Native Americans, Chinese, Egyptians and even the Irish.

The prophecies of the Irish saint Malachy, the 12th century bishop of Armagh, have said there will be only one more pope after the current one, Pope Benedict XVI, and during his reign comes the end of the world.

Nasty Things to Come, According to Bible

From a Biblical standpoint, the apocalypse paints a nasty picture of what’s to come: natural disasters, a pandemic, asteroid impact, alien invasion, global warming, eco-system collapse, global conflict and divine intervention.

Christians look to Revelations, the last book of the Bible, written in 90 A.D. by John the Apostle…

In the judgment day that follows “tribulation,”…

Coming Apocalypse Reflected in Headlines

Hotsenpiller packs in avid fans at his end-of-times workshops at the Yorba Linda Friends Church in Orange County, Calif., an evangelical megachurch that includes former President Richard Nixon as one of its founding members…

While the pastor believes in the literal description of the apocalypse, he knows the Bible has “poetic language” and hasn’t yet seen any immediate signs of the world’s demise.

“No, the world won’t end in 2012,” said Hotsenpiller. “But we are pretty…close.”

Even scientists may have some worries about the date, some say.

A 2008 report by the National Academy of Sciences “changed my life,” said Lawrence Joseph, author of “Apocalypse 2012.”

Joseph has worried about destructive solar storms that will be at their height at the winter solstice in 2012.

“The report said that the electric power grid was susceptible to solar blasts,” he told ABCNews.com. “They come as close to the Supreme Court of scientific opinion. It’s been an amazing validation of my work and my fears.”

…Baddeley heard from scientists and spiritualists who suggested seismic changes in the cosmos might lead to enlightenment, rather than disaster.

“Many end-of-times prophesies are being bandied about, and 2012 is a convenient date to glom on to, but it’s no more ominous than Y2K,” he said. “And if you go down to Mesoamerica and ask the modern Mayan what Dec. 21 means to you, it means tourism.”

Whether 2012 brings the end of the earth or the Age of Aquarius is anyone’s guess. But culture critic Thompson said upheaval makes one wonder.

“Human beings have spent a good portion of civilization looking over their shoulders for the end to come,” he said. “Horrible things could happen in 2012 or tomorrow. Life is so unpredictable, and we have incredibly sophisticated weapons in the world we live in. There are lots of bad things.”

So does he believe 2012 will be that end.

“No,” he said. “But one day, they will be right.”


The Mayans have predicted a worldwide flood, such as one that Sony’s 2012 movie will depict.  And while the world will not end in 2012, we are getting very close.

Yet, I have known for some time that those in the New Age Movement intend to use a lack of a worldwide destructive flood on December 21, 2012 as proof that the world was about to enter into an age of peace that many of them consider to be the Age of Aquarius.  But that will be a false proclamation of peace–it is too soon.

With Sony’s upcoming disaster movie, the “Nostradamus Effect” on the History Channel, etc. end time prophecies will get some attention the next several months.  Many will be confused.

For those interested in learning more of the truth on these matters, please see the following articles:

End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans (the Hindus may have some predictions for the next decade as well). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? 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?
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.  Why might the next pope be the last pope?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, or 2011? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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