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Is the Year 2012 End of the World?...

Maybe you are surprise and amaze by many stories, news, articles, and even movies suggesting that the year 2012 is the end of the world. You might be wondering if this is really true. Before I will tell you the truth and the real answer of the question, "Is the Year 2012 End of Time?". Let me explain to you briefly how come many people are telling that year 2012 is the end of time.

The story of the 2012 phenomenon is a prophecy foretold by the Mayan Civilization.

Who are the Mayans?

According to the Wikipedia, "The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Initially established during the Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to 250 AD), according to the Mesoamerican chronology, many Maya cities reached their highest state development during the Classic period (c. 250 AD to 900 AD), and continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. At its peak, it was one of the most densely populated and culturally dynamic societies in the world". "The Maya civilization extended throughout the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and the Yucatán Peninsula states of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatán. The Maya area also extended throughout the northern Central American region, including the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, Northern El Salvador and western Honduras".

The Maya were one of the most brilliant and powerful cultures known to Mesoamerica, indeed their civilization spanned a period of 3,000 years. They had a written language, were skilled architects, adventurous traders and gifted artisans. They lived in an agrarian society and had a well-developed religious system which venerated the cosmos. Royal dynasties spawned rulers who built the exotic temples and commanding ceremonial centers which still stand today.

What are the Achievements of the Mayan Civilization?

They invented the following:
  • monumental-style architecture set in urban and ceremonial centers.
  • an empire controlled by a network of city-states with dense populations.
  • a well-ordered social class system with defined occupations and trades.
  • a system of hieroglyphic writing, the use of codex ( bark paper books) and a calendar.
  • development of arts and sciences such as medicine.
  • trade carried on within a wide sphere. Commercial routes extended from the Maya World north to Central Mexico and south as far as Panama.
  • an agrarian society based on the cultivation of corn. Irrigation was practised in some areas.
  • a well-defined religious system based on the cosmos and nature which required honoring the god of the sun, moon, rain and corn, for example.
How did the 2012 End of the World Come Out?

The Solstice on December 21, 2012 ~ precisely at 11:11 AM Universal Time ~ marks the completion of the 5,125 year Great Cycle of the Ancient Maya Long Count Calendar.

Rather than being a linear end-point, this cycle that is closing is naturally followed by the start of a new cycle. What this new cycle has in store for humanity is a mystery that has yet to unfold...

2012 is also considered the completion of the 26,000 year Precession of the Equinoxes cycle, and some say it also signifies the end of a 104,000 year cycle. 

So this is what the people are talking about. They believe the Mayan civilization. They believe that 2012 is the End of the World, the End of Time. Others believe, 2012 beginning of the new world.

And now, let me tell you the truth. The truth about whether 2012 is the End of the World. I respect the Mayan Civilization. I adore and proud of their achievements. But what is really the truth?

Is The Year 2012 the End of the World?

My answer is: "We do not know". Why? According to the Bible (where the truth and words of God are written), only God knows. No man knows when will the end of the world happen. Only God knows (Mark 13:28-29). In Isaiah 46:10, that God is able, from the beginning, to declare what will happen in the end.

If you're a Christian, you shouldn't be panic if you only trust God with all your heart. God will save us when the End of the World comes.

You can comment even if you're not a Christian, just respect our belief.


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"Is the Year 2012 End of the World?" was written by Mary under the Spiritual / Religion category. It has been read 2773 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 17 October 2010.
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