According to the various reports about December 21, 2012, there is going to be massive worldwide destruction of all life, or nearly all life, primarily caused by incredible flooding. The flooding is supposed to be due to the earth’s crust destabilizing, solar flares, the earth’s core heating up, galactic alignment or something else. The forecast is always gloomy to the point of near extinction of all human life.
Other views of 2012 have a planet X or nibiru or some other massive solid object, such as a large asteroid or comet, crashing into earth or passing by and causing 300 MPH winds for 6 to 12 months after it passes by! Another prediction is a massive polar shift. Again, the forecast is basically the end!
The Mayan calendar ending on 12-21-12 is cited as the primary source for the 2012 doomsday date, just because that ancient calendar ends there, but does that mean it is predicting the end of the world on December 21, 2012? Of course not! Why then has it been exalted as almost the final word, even among professing Christians?
The all-important question for Christians is: How Biblical are these reports and rumors regarding the future of our planet ending on 12-21-2012, the rapture and the end times?
The Biblical Facts
- 1. God promised after the Great Flood in Noah’s day never to destroy the earth by flooding again. Gen 9:15-17 says:
“Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
Therefore, it is IMPOSSIBLE that the entire earth will ever get destroyed by another flood as in Noah’s day. Each time we see a rainbow in the sky, we should be reminded of this truth. That is not to say serious trouble isn’t coming to our planet! Serious trouble is certainly coming to this planet, but it will not be by worldwide flooding with the populace being destroyed.
- 2. At this point in time (September 2011) it is IMPOSSIBLE for December 12, 2012 to be the cataclysmic end times super event culminating with the return of the Lord Jesus, because it is too soon. At least three Scriptures clearly disprove the end of the world 2012 date. Besides Rev 11:3 and Dan 12:11, there is Rev 13:5 which says:
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and toexercise his authority for forty-two months.
Hence, from the start of the reign of the antichrist, which has NOT begun yet, there must be a completion date 42 months later. It is therefore impossible for 2012 to be the end of the world because there is not enough time. The aforementioned events will precede the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth at the Mount of Olives.
At the end of the 42 months of the antichrist’s reign, he and the kings of the earth will in vain try to make war against the Lord Jesus as he returns with his called, chosen and faithful followers (Rev 19:19,20). The corrupt society of that day will desire to shoot him out of the sky. Imagine that! Again, it is Biblically IMPOSSIBLE for 12-21-12 to be the end of the world. God bless you.