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Why are so many in the world predicting world will end in 2012?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by TaliOrlando, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Ed Edwards

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    Some really cool Mayans put a calendar on a rock with chisels. It was made about 400BC. It went from one corner of a square rock to the opposite corner. It included lunar eclipses. At the far corner of the rock the calendar ends in AD 2012. as we reckon time.

    'The Mayan calendar ends in AD 2012' does NOT mean 'the world end in AD 2012'.

    My Primrose Funeral Home calendar for 2007 ends on 30 April 2008. Does that mean that my world will end on 30 April 2008? DUH - don't think so.
     
  2. Hopeful

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    Yeah, if we asked that Mayan now, he'd probably say, "well, that's the biggest rock we could find....and my arm got tired"
    :laugh:
     
  3. Born_in_Crewe

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    http://www.nostradamusonline.com/?a=155

    When I looked on this thread the above site came up :laugh:

    I have heard the date 27th December 2012 was predicted by a ''prophet'', not sure who it was or when. Might have been Nostradamus himself. Of course, in summer 99 they said the world would end because Nostradumus might have predicted it, and we're still here.

    I'll only be 27 at the end of the world if its true.
     
  4. Alcott

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    Surely not-- the day before you get to dance around the Maypole.
     
  5. Ed Edwards

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    With my age & girdth that would be 'waddling about the Maypole'.
     
  6. Palatka51

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    At least he waited until the day after my birthday. :godisgood:
     
  7. standingfirminChrist

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    The world should end for the Child of God at the exact time he places his trust in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross.

    1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
     
  8. Amy.G

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    I know what you're saying, but wouldn't it have been great if God had just taken us home at the moment we were saved?

    Welcome back SFIC. :)
     
  9. standingfirminChrist

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    Thank you, Amy.

    Well, it would be great if God had taken us home at the time we believed, but then many verses inspired to be written to strengthen the believer would have had no meaning. Such as:

    John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
     
  10. sag38

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    Date nuts. They are ok to eat but it's quite another thing to be one. Those who think they can predict the day are "date nuts." And, those who listen to the date nuts are just as nutty. Live today as if He were returning today and you will be ok for He just might.
     
  11. D28guy

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    TCCreek,

    True. But on the other hand, we are told to "look up" and "be watchful", for "our redemption draws near".

    And Jesus marveled they we can look at the sky and see signs concerning the weather, yet we cant discern the signs of the times.

    ?????

    Mike
     
  12. trustitl

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    And miss out on all the joy of trials and the testing of our faith? Or seeing the power of God turn all things to good for those that love Him?

    "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." II Peter 3:18

    I know your not trying to say anything bad, but I think it is best that you and I are still here. I think Christians should be the happiest and most content people on earth. My goal is to have my translation from here to be eternity to be as small a change as possible. I know heaven will blow this place away, but being here is part of God's design.

    Enjoy your eternal life today!

    IN THE GARDEN
    I come to the garden alone
    While the dew is still on the roses
    And the voice I hear falling on my ear
    The Son of God discloses.

    Refrain

    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other has ever known.

    He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
    Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
    And the melody that He gave to me
    Within my heart is ringing.

    Refrain

    I’d stay in the garden with Him
    Though the night around me be falling,
    But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
    His voice to me is calling.

    http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/i/t/g/itgarden.htm
     
  13. David Lamb

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    I must live a very sheltered life - I haven't heard of this one. I find it hard to believe that "all of the world's cultures" believe that the world will end in 2012. I suppose it is possible that some people from each of the world's cultures believe such a thing.
     
  14. Doubting Thomas

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    Now hold on just a minute! Everyone knows that the world is coming to an end in 2000...you know, Y2K....er...no...wait..... :tonofbricks:
     
  15. Matt Black

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    No, no, no! It came to an end in 1914, or the end of the First Millenium, or was it the fall of the western Roman Empire in 476?:confused:

    [PS: David, surely it's all to avoid us the embarrassment of messing up the 2012 Olympics a la Terminal 5 - it will be a huge relief all round if the world does come to an end then!]
     
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  16. reformedbeliever

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    He will not come until the last of the elect are born and receive the Gospel. He is not willing that any of the elect would perish. If the elect are only those who believe, then He can never come.... because there are an extreemly large number of babies born every hour.
     
  17. Diggin in da Word

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    What Bible are you reading, RB? I have yet to see one that states God is not willing that any elect should perish. Every one I have states He is not willing that any should perish.
     
  18. reformedbeliever

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    Context my friend........... context. Learn it.
     
  19. standingfirminChrist

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    Yes, Diggin... context.

    Peter is speaking to men who are already pure (v.1) encouraging them to remember the words of the prophets and the apostles (v.1,2). Causing them to realize there will be scoffers walking in their own lusts (v.3) and questioning the coming of the Lord (v.4). The are ignorant of the promise because of their own will (v.5) and not God's decree. Just as the earth suffered the judgment long ago by the flood (v.7), so ungodly men will suffer judgment in the future (v.7,8)

    But, God is not willing that any should perish (v.9) but that all men come to repentance.

    As reformed reminded you, context...

    Who is perishing? Ungodly men? Who has already repented? Those who had pure minds... the Brethren. Who is God not willing should perish? The ungodly! God wants the ungodly to repent and come to Him. How many of the ungodly does He wish to repent? All of them! He is not willing that any of the ungodly perish but that all come to repentance.

    Context, my friend, context.

    Thank you reformedbeliever for reminding us to read 1 Peter 3:9 in context. It really brings light on who God wants to come to Him... whosoever.
     
  20. webdog

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    ...why should he learn it, you haven't :D
     
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