This post really isn’t citing any article, blog, or show; I just have been thinking about 2012 lately, and what might come.
Personally, I do not believe the world will end on December 21, 2012. I am a Christian, first and foremost, and in Matthew 24, the apostle Matthew writes that no one knows when God will return to earth, and that not even Jesus knows, but that only the Father God knows when the world will end.
As I said, I do not believe the world will end on 12/21/12 (122112…coincidence? I doubt it). I believe the world will change on that day.
Recently, it seems that there has been an unseemly number of earthquakes, causing chaos in different parts of the world. Maybe an earthquake will happen that will make California fall into the ocean–hypothetically or literally. What I mean by hypothetically is that the economy there could plunge into bankruptcy–or beyond it. Well, California is in horrible shape financially.
Maybe an earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone will happen, causing the central part of the United States to be in chaos, leading to hold-ups of transportation and commerce nationwide, which would then lead to prices going sky-high and supply of many products being extremely low.
Maybe a volcano will erupt that will cause a giant ash cloud to go across the entire earth–think about the current situation in Europe, but on a much grander scale. Right now, the airports across Europe (in 23 countries) are completely closed with all flights canceled and no planes are being allowed to fly over any of those countries–just like what happened in the United States after the attacks of September 11, 2001, except that not even military aircraft are flying now.
Any of this happening could then make the United States fall into mass chaos and could knock us off our pedestal as the most powerful nation in the world.
Maybe Iran or North Korea will launch a nuclear missile against one of their enemies and cause the world to fall under a large plume of fallout/radiation.
Maybe 12/21/12 will prove a day of innovation that will change lives forever. Could that day prove to be the day when cancer is cured? Could that day prove to be when global warming is proven to be false? Could that day be when evolution is proven to be false?
You probably won’t agree with many of these hypotheses, but I think it’s important to not just look at the end of the world. Yes, the calendar ends on the day for the Mayans, but if you are of Christianity belief, then remember what is said in Matthew 24:42, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”