12 2012: Why You Shouldn't Fear Predictions About 12 2012

Some believe the end of the Mayan calender in December 2012 points to the end times.
Some believe the end of the Mayan calender in December 2012 points to the end times.

Will the World End in December 2012?

What will happen on December 21, 2012? Will the world come to a cataclysmic end in 2012 or will the world see the end of just another year? Regardless of what God has planned for December 2012, one thing is certain: You should not fear the future.

Predictions surrounding December 2012 have been drawn from materials as early as the 1960s; since then, theorists have argued an event of historical importance will occur on either the 21st or 23rd day of December, which marks the completion of “a great cycle” of 13 b’ak’tuns (or a period of 144,000 days) on the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar.

Used by the Mayans, the calendar will then repeat its date of creation for the first time in over 5,125 solar years, according to theorists.

Since first publishing these findings, alleged prophets have suggested the Mayan calendar presents an ominous warning of the end of the world.

Why You Shouldn’t Fear 2012

Are we living in the end times? Will December 2012 predictions come true and end all civilization as we know it? Unfortunately, with many predictions come just as many opinions, from the 2012 comet to other 2012-related prophecies.

Mark 13:32 says “no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself.”

Despite the ease in which people might be stirred to fear over thoughts of the end times, we should remember God has already written these days with one unwavering ending: Eternal life for those who follow Christ.

Better put in 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT), “No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

What Will Happen in the End

Whether it happens in December 2012 or at some other point in the future, the Bible tells us in Matthew 24:21-22 (NLT) the world will enter a time of great tribulation, “[f]or there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. In fact, unless that time of calamity Is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.”

The Bible also says the end times will mark a period of great war and deception. But, Jesus said, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will mislead many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic…this will be your opportunity to tell them about me,” (Mark 13:5-9 NLT).

Jesus Christ, the living son of God, will return to take his Father’s chosen people to Heaven. John 14:19-21 (NLT) describes how Christians will find everlasting life based on their faith in God:

“Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live. When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them.”

All mankind will also be “judged according to what they have done, as recorded in the books” of life and death (Revelation 21:12 NLT). Those who have placed their trust in God will be saved; however, those who have not been obedient to the word of God will be given a lifetime sentence in Hell.

How To Prepare for the End Times

How can you ensure your own life is spared at the time of Christ’s judgment, whether it happens in 2012 or tomorrow?

First, know God has left his word in the Bible as a means of warning you and should, therefore, cause you to change your present. Regardless of what you’ve done in your past, you can effect your present and future for the better by repenting of your sins, following Christ’s example and having faith in God’s goodness.

Second, Mark 13:33-34 warns us to be on guard and stay alert! “The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip,” Mark wrote. “When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return.” This instruction includes you!

Remain faithful to God’s will for your life, pray for wisdom, follow God’s instruction for living through his living word--The Bible--and be prepared “[f]or you don’t know when the master of the household will return--in the evening, at midnight, before dawn or at daybreak,” (Mark 13:35).

Finally, avoid listening to man-made prophecy which might cause you to fear. As illustrated before, no man knows when Jesus will return or when the end times will come. Mark 13:21-23 forewarns of the coming of the Antichrist and false prophets, who will “rise up and perform signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.“

God warns us not to turn to the occult or other sources for guidance about the future, as He “will turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums,” (Leviticus 20:6). Deuteronomy 18:10-13 says these people give a distorted view of the future, which cannot be predicted by any man as stated in scripture.

Rely on the report of the Lord, and remember Isaiah 2:22 (NIV) when you are tempted to fear over 2012 or other doomsday prophecy: “Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?”

While predictions like the 2012 prophecies and others relish in dark times ahead, for Christians the end times will bring about rejoicing and an end to fear, division and tears.

Use your time wisely, practice your faith daily, pray continuously and about everything, and share the good news of Jesus Christ with friends and family.

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Carrie Bradshaw 7 years ago from Manhattan

Fantastic hub! The first thing that caught my eye is the 144,000 days and how that my apply (if at all) to the 144,000 chosen ones ~~ I'm sure that's pretty silly. I love what you had to say. It's educational, truthful and brings hope to everyone! God bless you!


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meetbrandon 7 years ago from Houston, Texas Author

Thank you, Carrie! I also thought it was coincidental about the 144,000 myself; the key here is to remember to be prepared for tomorrow or four years from now! God Bless You!


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Carrie Bradshaw 7 years ago from Manhattan

Well, an awesome speaker on YouTube today said the 1260 days of the Great Tribulation were the reign of the Roman Catholic Church-State, which began in 538AD and ended when Napoleon overthrew them in 1798AD. That's 1260 years exactly. So, that would indeed be a relief if the Great Trib has passed and we merely await the return of our Lord! All I know is I have PEACE that PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING.....right there with you, brother!


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Great Hub...Good Points, meetbrandon.


Justcallmeleroy 7 years ago

Brandon, Yes we need to be ready today it is amazing how many things are unfolding and The Times of the Gentiles must be at a end if not over. So the next page is on its way if this is true four years I do not know it will happen he could all ready be on his way. Amen


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

I am really not concerned About the 2012 End of the World Predictions. I know it is not going to happen because I have all the facts which I have published here:

http://hubpages.com/education/end-of-world


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Staci-Barbo7 7 years ago from North Carolina

Brandon, great points. I have an alternate perspective but draw the same conclusion. People have always been fascinated by the study of and fulfillment of prophecy. Our Lord knows this, and, I submit, that He uses this predisposition to our advantage by giving us prophecy and instructing us to read the signs of the times, so that we may be encouraged to "[u]se []our time wisely, practice []our faith daily, pray continuously. . ." In other words, he would use anticipation of prophetic fulfillment to encourage us to STAY prepared for his coming, so that we don't grow weary in the wait.


sonj 7 years ago

it is what it is"


Kim Garcia 7 years ago

Thanks again for another good Hub!! Your surmise is Scriptural based and to the point. I liked it. I especially like the part where you mentioned the Occult. For God warns us not to turn to the occult....very NEEDED information. So much today on television and movies is occult oriented, custom tailored for our youth.

Jesus said, that many will come in my name, but do not believe them. He also said that they will be saying "peace peace," but there will be not peace. All a tactic to lure you away from the One True God, our Savior Jesus Christ. And if it could be so, even the Elect could be fooled. I'm paraphrasing of course as I write as I don't have my Bible handy, but remember these Scripture's basic outline. At any rate, thank you for posting!!

A well needed read!! Peace~K


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Maraiya Storm 7 years ago from Prescott, Arizona

You made a lot of good points. Thanks for this nice hub.

I do want to clarify something, though. Not everyone who believes in the Mayan Prophecies for 2012 believes it is the end of the world through cataclysm. Many believe that it signifies the end times spoken of in the Bible and leads those who follow Christ into a heaven on earth type of scenario. Some believe it could go either way, cataclysm or heaven on earth, depending on how many people on earth at that time are following the ways of Christ and God. These views may not be entirely Biblical, but they aren't evil, either.

I am a Christian, by the way. I believe in the Bible and in the Book of Revelations.

I think it's important not to worry about the future, as if we are followers of Christ, all will be well for us.


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Chris Cook 7 years ago from Key West, Florida

Thanks Brandon for this story. I believe it was the Lord's will for us to make a hub connection. I had been very concerned about 12 2012 as I listen almost every night to coast to coast with George Norrie and Art Bell. I was almost convinced that the end was coming in 3 yrs. Now I just put my faith back in Christ where it belongs. thank You! Also when I lived in Houston 15 years ago I also attended Lakewood Church. Of course Joel's dad John was Pastor and what a great man of god he was. I have Joel's book. thanks again.


Zuko 6 years ago

Good point. That's true that you should never rely on man made prophets


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rdcast 6 years ago from God's Green Earth

God describes His timetable with in the 6 days of creation.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/2027


Mark 6 years ago

Every one of you are out of your mind. Religion among other things is nothing but a biological trick to keep the human race moving forward. Everything around us is a biological trick wake-up people!!


Carmen 4 years ago

Thank you all. You put my mind at ease. I survived the May 22nd tornado in Joplin, Mo. Since then I have been sucked into evey scary thing published or said about death.


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DougBerry 4 years ago from Abilene, TX

But Brandon, it is the end. I fortold it by totally fabricating facts:

http://dougberry.hubpages.com/t/2c2e57


Paster Baxter 4 years ago

Thank God for his word the bible is God's words speaking to us saint john 1st:ch says in the begining was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.So [God] gave us his word when he said in Matthew the 24th:ch 42nd:ver Watch therefore ye know not what hour your lord doth come.he said in verse 36 but that day and hour knoweth no man no not the angels of heaven but my father only.so let us hear what the spirit of[God] is say and ont man.


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Jaguar Priest 4 years ago from Amaruca

The Bible doesn't predict the end of the world though... Just a change in epochs.


ic444s 4 years ago

a change is coming


candy 4 years ago

hey carie whats the name of the video u saw on youtube

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