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Jesus Without The Junk: Do Not Mark Your Calendars

By: Molly Painter

For some reason people are fascinated with predictions regarding the end of the world.  I cannot think of a less interesting fascination but there have been hundreds, if not thousands of predictions made.  People are fueled by fear (always have been), and predictions are that the end of the world will happen (again) December 21, 2012. There have been many predictions regarding the “big finale.”  The first instance I can really recall with any clarity about “doomsday” was in 2000, when the Y2K scare had folks thinking not only were computers going to crash and cause worldwide economic disasters, but also that it would lead to the end of the world.  Edgar Cayce predicted the Battle of Armageddon would happen in 1999, there was a book written in 1982 called The Jupiter Effect, which said that because of the rare alignment of all nine planets, the gravitational pull would cause catastrophic earthquakes and severe climatic changes, and a supposed prophet convinced people that in April 1990, a nuclear war would happen.  The list goes on and on. 
Of course, what has caused a flutter in peoples’ hearts again this year is the Mayan prophecy about 2012.  The Mayans had several calendars, one being the Long Count calendar.  It is reset to 0 every 1,872,000 days.  Some say that the next reset date is December 21st of this year.  That people are preparing for “doomsday” is nothing new.  One man in Colorado has invested $3,000 in preparing a safe room in his family’s home.  He says, “We are ready to survive in place.”
No one but the Father knows when the end of time will be.  In Matthew 24:36, Jesus, talking with His disciples, says that no one knows the day or the hour; not man, the angels or even Him. Satan is smiling each time someone sets up another bunker in their house, writes a “prophetic” book on the subject or sets another date for the “absolutely real last day on earth.” Remember, the devil is a liar and he is in the business of selling fear; it’s made him millions. Katie Altobellis