Our family will go on a trip to Los Angeles during this Christmas Holiday week. We plan to depart on December 21 or 22nd and come back on 25th. We will have a memorable family time with our son’s family by visiting Disneyland, enjoying long-cherished favorite Korean dishes and taking a family photo etc..
Recently I happened to read the writings on the internet about the imminent end of the world on this December 21 – the very same day I plan to head down to Los Angeles for a family trip.
Momentarily, I had a slightest concern over this ominous prediction when I imagined what would happen to us if this should turn out to be true.
However, I regained my sanity back because I surely know from the Word of God that the Creator God only has the perfect timetable when to end the current world, when to usher us into His Glorious Kingdom on earth for 1,000 years and subsequently, the New Heaven and New Earth as recorded in Revelation 20-22.
Let’s look into what the Internet sources say about the Mayan Calendar stuff.
"The Long Count Mayan Calendar or the Baktun Mayan Calendar that was used by the Mayans, at least 1400 years ago has some astonishing features for Bible students.
The creation date for this calendar was August 11, 3114 BC Gregorian (true solar).
It has 360 day years (Tuns) and 20 year periods called Katuns and 400 year periods (144,000 days long) called Baktuns. We know today that the sun is 400x larger than the moon and is 400x further away from the earth than the moon is. This is why the moon fits perfectly over the sun in a total solar eclipse. But how did the Mayans know this? For in scriptural terms 400x is 400 years which are 144,000 days, which is the largest time period they used in their calendar!
Now the 13th Baktun, (the 13th 144,000 day period since the Mayan creation date of August 11, 3114 BC) ends on 2012 December 21 according to most internet sources (wikipedia has it ending on December20)."
Then, let us read the Bible to know what God says about the end time of this generation.
We read in, Matthew 24:14;
“And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
God says, “ this Gospel of the Kingdom (of Christ on earth) will be preached in the whole world ” before the end comes. The end of the world will not come based on the Long Count Mayan Calendar, which is being widely circulated on all media sources in the current world.
Therefore dear readers, don’t be worried too much about this false prediction. Feel free to visit your family or friends and thank God for Christmas holiday, the time of joy and happiness in reunion.
Only the Creator Jesus, our Lord and God holds the keys of everything over His own creation - the time when to end this rebellious and unbelieving world and start the whole new era. Amen.