God, is 2012 the end?

God, is 2012 the end?

January 2013 Update.  As anticipated, the answer is a definitive “No!”

The original article remains below:

Sandra Noble, executive director of the Mesoamerican research organization FAMSI, considers the portrayal of December 2012 as a doomsday or cosmic-shift event to be “a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in.” Supposedly based on the Mayan calendar, the 2009 science fiction apocalyptic disaster film 2012 is based on misinterpretations of Mayan lore.

The only way to know what the future holds is to live in a dimension outside of time; that is to have an omniscient view of things, knowing the beginning from the end.  God foretelling future events and imparting this knowledge to an individual is true prophecy.  Many have tried their hands at prophecy but one can only judge a prophet by their “success rate.” A true prophet  will be 100% correct 100% percent of the time – if not, he or she is just guessing! In Old Testament times the penalty for pretending to be a prophet was death. How many of today’s astrologers, palm readers and the like would be willing to stake their lives on their  predictions?

The Bible contains literally hundreds of prophecies. Many, if not the majority, of these prophecies have already come to pass. Many “end times” prophecies have yet to be fulfilled. While there has been disagreement concerning interpretation of Bible prophecy, not once has a Bible prophecy been proved false. Most striking are the many, many prophecies concerning the Jewish Messiah, that is, Jesus Christ.

In spite of the fact that Jesus specifically said, “…no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.” Still, many use convoluted theories to try to interpret the Bible to predict a date for “the end.”

The disciple, Simon Peter, actually infers the date is “variable” and dependent upon how God’s people live out their lives, “Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames.” Though this date may be “variable”, God knows exactly when the end will come.

Ironically, Jesus himself prophesied that there would be many false prophets in the end-times, including those who would claim to be the Messiah, “See, I have told you ahead of time.So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”

Based upon God’s 100% perfect record, you can know with certainty that the end-times will be a time of great distress. The question is, “Are you prepared?”

7 comments have been left.

  • Siddik left comment on January 31, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Jesus is not Son of God, he was just prophet and If you want to get right way to live life try to get information about Islam, and then if you feel Islam religion is wrong then stick to your belief.

    BSBS Comment: If Jesus is not the Son of God then he deliberately deceived the billions of people who chose to place their faith in him. You are right in calling Islam a religion, for that is what it is. True Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with God through the person of Jesus Christ. Indeed, it is a two-way, intimate relationship that is experienced by those who believe that God raised Jesus from the dead.

    All the world’s great religions promote the ‘right way of life’, but God says all our good deeds are as filthy rags. God is saying that it is foolish for us to think that simply being good will in any way cover our sinful nature. No sin can come into the presence of a holy God because it would mar his holiness. God came to earth, in the person of Jesus Christ, to offer himself up as the only acceptable sacrifice to cover our sin. We must choose either to accept this wonderful gift of grace or reject it. The consequences are eternal.

  • jt left comment on November 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    that’s the kind of god i want to worship, and only worship so he doesn’t murder me, maybe he should have the foresight to not make people the way they are, but then again we are made in his image, so maybe its understandable why he would kill us for being products of our environment.

    BSBS Comment: Even when comments can be somewhat sarcastic in nature, we take these matters very seriously. As someone once noted, “It is a terrible thing to play the fool in the presence of God.” Even if you’re not prepared to take the time to read and understand the Bible, there is a very good book that clearly presents the logical arguments for God, good and evil, etc. by C.S. Lewis (the Chronicles of Narnia, etc.), titled Mere Christianity. Then you will understand that why being “a product of our environment” is no excuse.

  • Robert Gomez left comment on July 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I want to thank BSBS for being such a great witness of God. I will keep you and your organization in my prayers. Its so great to hear good news in today’s time….

    Now, I have 2 questions. What is your understand of the 2 witnesses of the last day that would be killed and would rise on the third day. Second, what did Jesus mean when He told some of the people that they would not taste death before they see Him coming in His Glory?

    BSBS Comment: Thank for your kind words of encouragement.

    With regard to your two questions… the answerme.ca website is primarily, although not exclusively, targeted towards individuals who are searching for God or learning to grow in their relationship with Him. Although we may broaden the site at some point in the future to include more theologically oriented topics we are not there yet. We can however recommend an excellent resource that should be able to answer your two questions in detail: Discipleship on the Edge an Expository Journey Through the Book of Revelation, by Darrell W. Johnson. Don’t be fooled by the rather dry title – it is one of the most exciting books you will ever find! It’s a must read for anyone who wants to gain a practical understanding of the Book of Revelation.

  • Alex left comment on November 29, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Did you notice your organizations acronym is “BSBS” . Well, I think it suits it very well, good choice.

    BSBS Comment: Hmm… after being around for more than four years and hundreds of millions of viewings, you must be the very first person to think that! Proverbs 1:22

  • Roy Dest left comment on June 9, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Bible has interesting information here. John’s Apocalypse speaks of four creatures, one with face of man, bull, eagle and lion. Man symbolizes the Aquarius constellation. Bull is the Taurus. Eagle is old Babylonian version of Scorpio constellation. And lion is of course Leo. This is where our Earth’s axis will soon point with axes of a cross, of spring equinox, autumn equinox, winter solstice and summer solstice. But I don’t believe that the Apocalypse is written sensibly. It is channelling or vision, these things aren’t rock solid, may be in different order, scattered in time, and the author clearly had no idea what is going on, just that it’s scary. I also don’t believe in wrathful God, perhaps only as a symbol of the worst human traits.
    But if we consider that it’s a confused record of a vision, like we misremember dreams, then some parts of Apocalypse might already happen, and some are distant future, and some will never happen. For example, the star Wormwood that poisons waters shares it’s name with Chernobyl, the blown up Ukrainian nuclear power plant. Furthermore, many big nuclear bombs were tested on pacific atolls. There is a plentiful evidence that Bible is far from in-errancy, in fact, it contradicts itself many times in many important questions. Biblical prophecy should not be taken more seriously than other prophecies. It’s only more popular to the western-type civilization. But who wants to know the truth, should use a police method, compare the testimonies and choose only what most of them agrees upon.

    BSBS Comment: Roy, you have introduced some interesting points but in attempting to come to a conclusion you introduce your own ideas that cannot be factually supported. We would make three points:

    1. Most Christians believe that the Bible [Holy Scriptures] are inerrant in their original form (Hebrew and Greek). If the Bible is the Word of God then by definition it has to be inerrant. If it is not truly the Word of God and not 100% believable then, as the Apostle Paul wrote, “we are to be pitied more than all men.” as our faith is without any foundation.

    2. To argue that The Apocalypse [The Revelation of Jesus Christ] is not written sensibly, is to put oneself above God. This is the kind of pride that caused Satan’s fall and separates man form God.

    3. The Book of Revelation is understandable. Yes, it must be viewed through the eyes for the apostle John, trying to describe visions of future events and technology as one who grew up in a fishing village in 1st Century Palestine. If you are truly interested in having an understanding of this book we strongly recommend Discipleship on the Edge, An Expository Journey Through the Book of Revelation by Darrell W. Johnston A rather mundane title but a life-changing read.

  • Roy Dest left comment on June 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Earth’s axis pointed towards the Pisces constellation for 2100 years. This time will end, because by 2012 it will turn towards Aquarius constellations. This is all that will end, one astronomical period and another will start. If something will end, it will sooner be capitalism than the time or world itself.

    BSBS Response: We generally try and provide encouragement but there are also warnings that must be heeded. It may not be 2012 but…

    See, the day of the LORD is coming—a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger—
    to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
    The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.
    The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
    I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins.
    I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
    Isaiah 13:9-11 (New International Version)

  • Diana M left comment on April 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    wow. what can i say… Dooms day is just around the corner…

    BSBS Comment: You could be right!

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