The CBC television station carried a special called "Apocalypse 2012", on DOC Zone. it was kind of interesting to see how the Mayan calendar is being interpreted by some. Apparently the calendar runs out on December 21, 2012 and that is supposed to be the end of the world according to these people. The Mayans devised a calendar that lasted about 5000 + years, so the speculation is that when it runs out, disaster comes.
The fear of dying was prevalent in the program. Now, Doomsday has been predicted by several religious sects in the past, and people have sold everything and made themselves ready for the end. It didn't come!
It struck me, that if the end were to come on Dec. 21, why are these suppliers selling these shelters? It must be to make money. What good will money be after Dec. 21? Seems weird to me!
With what is going on in the world regarding the breakdown of social, moral and ethical standards, it is likely true that we are in the end times. Accepting that, when Jesus was asked when His second coming would occur, He replied that no man but the Father knows the time and place. He also warned us to beware of false prophets even those that are performing miraculous acts, and that many would be deceived. He told us to carry on, not to fear or be deceived.
The fear of death seems to be on the rise in this world among non Christians. As a born again Christian, I do not fear death as I know what the promise by God to me is. I would welcome the scenario as promised in the Bible.
Am I in a hurry to check out? Definitely not, as I enjoy the blessings that God has granted.
I am putting the program down as a scare mongering one, again to help others get rich.