December 21, 2012

The date of the Apocalypse is now officially set — December 21, 2012.  That’s the new Y2K.  Doomsday.  The day the world will end.  The Last Day.   The End. 

At least that’s the premise of a lot of people wanting to make money on the idea.

There’s a movie coming out – “2012” – starring John Cusack (you can see a preview at  And dozens of books about 2012 are rolling off the presses, along with 2012 clothing and survival kits.  And, of course, hundreds of internet sites are popping up about it, including a beginner’s guide to building 2012 Shelters.

Why December 21, 2012?

  • That date marks the end of the 5126-year cycle of the Mayan Calendar, and those Mayans had a reason for ending their calendars on this date.
  • It’s the day of the Winter Solstice.
  • It’s the day when the Sun aligns with the center of the Milky Way. 
  • Nostradamus reportedly made some predictions about 2012.
  • So did the Hopi Indians.
  • NASA-related Scientists are telling us 2012 will be a time of massive solar flare-ups that could disrupt the entire electrical grid of Planet Earth. 
  • Claims are also popping up about strange alignments regarding earth’s wobble and polar shift reversals.
  • Couple that with all the economic distress and international dangers we’re facing, and we have some fanatics touting December 21, 2012 as Doomsday.

Here’s what I think.  The year 2012 will likely be a dangerous, planet-shaking, war-triggering, earth-changing year.  All it takes is one massive solar flare-up, one nuclear bomb, one terrorist attack, one decisive war in the Middle East, or one blast of the heavenly trumpet announcing the rapture of the church.

But Jesus Christ plainly told us to anticipate His coming without setting dates for it.  “No one knows about that day or hour,” He said, “not even the angels in heaven.”  We’re to be ready at any hour.

He might not wait until 2012.