A Question I Was Asked:

"Does the Mayan Calendar Really Prophesy the 'End of the World' for December, 2012?"

"Does the Mayan Calendar Really Prophesy the 'End of the World' for December, 2012?"

UK Apologetics Reply:

Okay, I think we can dispatch this one quite quickly. The short answer is no, it apparently does not. Please note these comments:

"In regards to the ever-increasing attention on the December 21, 2012 date, the living Maya of Guatemala urgently wants it to be known that their ancient prophecies have been distorted and misportrayed as doomsday predictions. They do not advocate all the fear and hysteria that is being generated by the sensationalized 2012 rumors, and they want people to be aware that most of the 2012 (mis)information being put out is not sourced from the Maya or their calendars whatsoever, even though it may appear to be associated with them."

"In regards to the popular fascination with the possible "end of the world" cataclysm scenario in 2012, it is important to understand that these modern fantasies projected from our collective psyche are reflecting our internal process of fearing how out of harmony with nature we are collectively living. There is a sense of an impending retaliation from nature that will come, as a great punishment upon our misguided human world." (source: http://www.adishakti.org/mayan_end_times_prophecy_12-21-2012.htm ).

We need to understand that none of this material is from a Christian source. We also need to ask ourselves the following question:

Is it really feasible that Jesus would have said, 'No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.' (Matthew 24:36), if somehow the Father later 'let the cat out of the bag' and 'leaked' the information to a non-Christian pagan group?

The Mayans, I am sure, are a very fine group of Indian people but the particular sources here are not Christian. Frankly, there is something wrong with one's understanding of Christianity if one is constantly looking for rather silly sensationalist ideas like this.
Robin A. Brace. July 22nd 2010.