This explanation is for those of you who believed the Mayans. I didn’t, don’t and never will.
The Mayans’ chisels all broke, or they ran out of ink, or maybe, their ball-point pen factory went on strike…. indicating that this would be the day the World ended. (Right! They couldn’t see their own demise at the hands of the Europeans and disease, but they had ours down pat. Uh, huh. Makes sense to me!)
But, folks, if that wasn’t bleeding obvious on the face of it, there’s another very obvious reason that today should not have been feared: Nobody knows what this–or any–date is, empirically! Do some research on the calendar. You can start with
We try to start our count from the date of Jesus’ birth. The only problem is that that date ranges from 13 B.C. to 4 B.C. (or worse). That’s right, Jesus was born from 13 years to 4 years before He was born. (I hope you weren’t smoking anything when you read that sentence….) So, it follows that–had the Mayans predicted accurately–the world would have ended 4 to 13 years ago.
I don’t believe the Mayans. I believe Jesus, Who said quite plainly, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36) He was speaking of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, as can be seen by comparing the parallel verses in Mark 13, but the principle would apply.
Lesson? Ignore the predictors, no matter who they are!
Merry Christmas, Everybody! (Don’t miss “So Many Dumb Ways to Die: http://www.uvioo.com/watch/?m=foodstr2&so=yt&v=OKczjG2Gj5U )