DaanSpeak writes about the dark side of our earthly existence all the time.
The previous years we heard many times that this world was going to go under. The end was near said more than one prophet.
The British futuristic action thriller Doomsday, written and directed by Neil Marshall, saw the light in 2008. In it the Reaper virus infects Scotland, so the country is walled off by the British government. After a quarantine they think everything is gone back to normal, with the remaining Scottish populationand the virus apparently dying off. Decades later, though, the virus reappears in London. A team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
At the turn of the century many doom preachers came again to the forefront and tried to make people frightened for the coming near future. According to some ministers in some protestant denominations people had to be aware of the last days of the world which entered our world. They warned us that the many abominations which came over them were a punishment of God. If people were not to convert and change their way of living they would encounter even more troubles and would be doomed for ever.
By “malheur”, men heard the name of God brought in front of them referring to all the disasters which came over the world: earthquakes, tsunamis, heavy storms with disastrous floods but also droughts. Confronted with all the bad news lots of people thought it was Gods penalty for the way people were living today. They did not see any reason to look for the cause by men himself. God got the honour to be the cause of it all. He was the easy scapegoat.
Harold Egbert Camping a lifelong members of the Christian Reformed Church, served there as an Elder and Bible teacher for many years, until the year 1988. This Open Forum program on Family Radio continued to the present time and is broadcast on the more than 140 stations owned by Family Radio in the U.S. The man authored about 30 books and booklets.
Camping, 90, has made predictions about Judgment Day, Christ’s return and the end of the world for the past few decades – with the May 21, 2011, forecast receiving the most media attention. Each time the date passed, he did not admit to mistaking the timing but instead reasoned that the events happened “spiritually” rather than physically.
On Family Radio they teach that all mankind are sinners and, therefore, are subject to God’s righteous wrath. For them man by nature is spiritually dead and therefore he will not and cannot come to God on God’s terms. Today, according to them, we are heading for the end of this world’s existence, we should not be a part of a local church though God is still adding to His eternal Church consists of people all over the world whom God has planned to save as they come under the hearing of the true Gospel.
The radio predicted the end of the world last year time and says now that there has come a time of confusion and turmoil, and agree that events within the last year have proven that no man can be fully trusted. “Even the most sincere and zealous of us can be mistaken.”
They humbly acknowledge they were wrong about the timing; yet though they were wrong God is still using the May 21 warning in a very mighty way. In the months following May 21 the Bible has, in some ways, come out from under the shadows and is now being discussed by all kinds of people who never before paid any attention to the Bible.
Today they say: “We were even so bold as to insist that the Bible guaranteed that Christ would return on May 21 and that the true believers would be raptured. Yet this incorrect and sinful statement allowed God to get the attention of a great many people who otherwise would not have paid attention. Even as God used sinful Balaam to accomplish His purposes, so He used our sin to accomplish His purpose of making the whole world acquainted with the Bible. However, even so, that does not excuse us. We tremble before God as we humbly ask Him for forgiveness for making that sinful statement. We are so thankful that God is so loving that He will forgive even this sin.”
The same year many looked to 2012, the year the Mayan Indians predicted many centuries ago that the world was going to come to an end, according some.
All kinds of holy scriptures through the ages have heard the gong for the last round. The year 2012 is mentioned with striking frequency, like by the Pueblo-Indians, the Zulus and the Maya. the Maya made their predictions about the moment when the gong would sound on the basis of calculations that still hold nowadays. At the centre of these are their calendars by which they calculated in periods of 26.000 years and larger. These periods evolved from their own calculation of time which seems to be superior in accuracy, also to our own calendar.
When we look at the calendar system the Maya used we may find it very accurate in their calculations and as a consequence we may imagine that they could make very accurate predictions. They marked the end of the large calendar as December 21, 2012. This date and of the cycle of thirteen so-called baktuns after which the earth starts the ‘period of the fifth sun’ has been taken by many to be the end of the world. Though that is not exactly what the Mayans said. An end of one calendar period does not have to mean the end of the world. According to their calculations, which still are astronomically correct, our solar system will be in one line with Hunab K’u, the center of the Milky Way, the place the Maya call the mother womb. Technically you can then get a sort of zero situation in the revolutions of the electromagnetic fields of our solar system. According to the traditions of the Hopi Indians, this will take three days; three days of emptiness and darkness. After that the magnetic poles can reverse. Who knows?’ Whatever happens, the Maya calendar then will start over with the year zero. the Maya do not have a linear time calculation, but see time as overlapping circles.
December 21, 2012 should as such not be the end of it all but could be the beginning of a large new period again of 26.000 years and a smaller period of 5200 years. The Guatemalan ‘Mayan Elders of the Eagle Clan’ write: “This is a cycle of wisdom, harmony, peace, love, of consciousness and the return of the natural order. It is not the end of the world as many from outside of the Mayan tradition have misinterpreted it to be. ”
Since 1947 the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago presented a symbolic clock face The Doomsday Clock . Originally, the clock analogy, during the Cold War, represented the threat of global nuclear war; however, since 2007 it has also reflected climate-changing technologies and “new developments in the life sciences that could inflict irrevocable harm.
The idea is that various existential risks, as supervolcanos and asteroids, but also catastrophic global warming, nuclear war, or bioterrorism, have the potential to destroy, or drastically restrict, human civilization and could cause human extinction; or even cause the end of Earth. some people even think that an extraterrestrial life could invade Earth.
Fred Phelps, veteran of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, is an other doom preacher who with his Independent Baptist church The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), though mainstream Classic General and Primitive Baptists reject the WBC and Phelp, has an extreme stance against homosexuality and preaches hate and destruction. The church runs numerous Web sites such as GodHatesFags.com, GodHatesAmerica.com and others expressing condemnation of homosexuality. The group maintains that God hates gays above all other kinds of “sinners” and that homosexuality should be a capital crime. The Catholic priests are for them considered as “vampires” and “Draculas“. They do want to let their members believe that there are Catholic priests who suck semen out of male children’s genitals like vampires suck blood from their victims. They also launched a website called Priests Rape Boys in which they criticize the Roman Catholic Church because of the Catholic sex abuse scandal, saying, “Every time any person gives any amount of money to the Catholic Church, that person is paying the salary of pedophile rapists.”
This group does not see that the Jews are the chosen people by God but consider them the murderers of Christ Jesus and that God has smitten Jews with a certain unique madness. for them “America Is Doomed”, “Israel Is Doomed”, and “ADL Jew Bullies”.
Phelps concluded by stating, in an apparent reference to the Book of Revelation, that all the nations of the world would soon march on Israel, and that they would be led by President Barack Obama, whom she called the “Antichrist“.
According to them over 1 billion Catholics in the world will split Hell wide open when they die and as such this would mean every day hell is brought closer to this world.
The protestant churches do not escape criticism because “their preachers have shirked their responsibility to tell people the truth about sin, and instead lie to them about what the Lord their God doth require of them.”
But what does ‘the Lord our God’ require from men? What has God foreseen for humankind and how would he treat men and women?
Is it reasonable to think December 21, 2012 would be the last day of this universe?
It it time to stop planning your careers, bothering buying a house or is it just the opposite and have we to work harder to make sure everything is done what we wanted to do?
Is it time to make sure to spend the last years of our life doing something we always wanted to do but never had the time.
We may tell you that you have the time now lying in front of you. Every day you live is one more day that you could make the best out of your life. But every day that passes is also a day we should have to be ready to expect the end of times coming around the corner and greeting the return of Jesus Christ our Messiah.
What does it mean that we should be “awake” and that the night is nearing its end or that the Day is close-by?
Do you want to belong to those who are called out of darkness into His marvellous light and be something or nothing in God’s estimation?
Life is compact of little things and it passes very quickly. We as inhabitants of this world and tenants of this space should be aware how we treat others and nature around us. We also should listen to what men of God told the people, who wanted to hear, about the future and look forward to the return of the promised one.
From the time we waken till we go to rest, we are engaged in a thousand trifling tasks. And this is as true of the greatest of mankind, who lead humanity in thought and action, as of the rest of us who are but common clay. Great hours come to us but rarely; common hours are with us all the time. Great hours reveal our possibilities; common hours reveal our consecration. And for our Lord the usual was the big thing, because the usual is nine-tenths of life, and sets the field for triumph or defeat.
We should be aware what the real world is but also what is going to happen really to the world. Being part of this world we should also know we can be part of an other ‘world’ and remember the Divine Call.
The Bible stands unequalled in all Literature. Yes, there are many volumes of sacred writings held in high esteem by many peoples; works of history, poetry, philosophy, spirituality, humanity, philanthropy and mystery. They each have their place, and have undoubtedly contributed in some way or another to either the maintenance, or advancement of their respective cultures. But, still, none of them equal the Bible in its depth of inspiration, or its sweep of influence.
Therefore we can better take the Bestseller of all times and look in it for the wisdom, because it is a real treasure which can reveal a lot. It is also a book which can disclose matters of the things still going to happen. Lots shall come manifest by reading and understanding the Holy Scriptures.
Even Jesus did not know when he was going to return or when the end times would come. How should we know then?
While there are still doomsday dates currently circulating, Camping and Family Radio said they have “no new evidence pointing to another date” and have “no interest in even considering another date.”
“God has humbled us through the events of May 21, to continue to even more fervently search the Scriptures (the Bible), not to find dates, but to be more faithful in our understanding,” they highlighted.
“[W]e must be satisfied to humbly wait upon God, and trust He will guide His people to safety. At Family Radio, we continue to look to God for guidance. If it is His good pleasure for us to continue on with our original mission, the proclamation of the Gospel, God’s Word, then we must continue to look to Him.”
Come and find out this coming Saturday March 10 in Amersfoort, Holland at the ecclesia of our Dutch brethren: ‘t Nieuwe Kerkehuis, hoek Daltonstraat/Leusderweg in Amersfoort for the Studyday in Dutch and on Sunday the 11 th of March in Heverlee at Texaco, E40 Motorway, Ecclesia Brussel-Leuven for an English update.
We shall show you there is no way to panic, only to be aware of what we should know and what we should do, ‘staying awake’ and ‘being prepared’, trusting God, not fearing man or heathen predictions.
Invitation: > Uitnodiging voor studiedag 2012
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DaanSpeak, the News behind the news:
- In English: Maya predicted a long time ago: The year 2012 will be a turning point
- In Dutch: Maya’s voorspelden al lang geleden:
Het jaar 2012 wordt een omslagpunt
You can find more literature on the subject of this study weekend:
- Preparing for the return of Christ and the Kingdom of God on earth.
- Life and Prophecies of Nostradamus
- 2012 Doomsday Predictions
- The real Doomsday in 2012
- No Doomsday in 2012
- The great Day of their wrath
- The hands of God’s wrath
- Radio talk: May 23rd 2011 Family Radio Full Broadcast: Harold Camping’s New Doomsday
- Video: MAY 21ST DISASTER UPDATE: 6PM in New Zealand! (Dino Run, lol!)
- Harold Camping Employee Estimates $100M Spent on Judgment Day Advertising
- Could Harold Camping Be Sued?
- Antichrist and The Most Hated Family in America in crisis
- End Times
- The days are coming
- 1. Rapture what does it mean?2. The Rapture or admittance with Christ.
- Increase Earthquakes
- Newsweek asks: How ignorant are you?
- Rugby Prophecy Day
- Called ones escape
- Why does God “loosen Satan for a time” at the end of the age?
- Armageddon and other global disasters that could spell the end of the world.
Vind meer gegevens over deze en een zelfde onderwerp behandelende studie dag:
In het Nederlands:
- De Dag is nabij #1 Voortdurende moeilijkheden
- De Dag is nabij #2 Bruikbare informatie
- De Dag is nabij #3 Niet laten verrassen
- De Dag is nabij #4 Begrijpen
- De Dag is nabij #5 Terugkijken naar verleden
- De Dag is nabij #6 Uitzien
- De Dag is nabij #7 Thema van de dag
- Eindtijd / Eindtijd
- Is er een komende Eindtijd
- Wereld waarheen? #2 Gebed om de komst van de koning
- Wereld waarheen? #3 De Wortelscheut van David
- Wereld waarheen? #4 Het Lied van de Serafs
- De Wederkomst en de eindtijd #1 Dit geslacht zal geenszins voorbijgaan
- De Wederkomst en de eindtijd #2 Blik op de nabije toekomst
- De wederkomst en de eindtijd #3 Let op de Vijgeboom
- De Wederkomst en de eindtijd #4 De komende toorn
- De Wederkomst en de Eindtijd #5 De Verlosser uit de hemel
- De Wederkomst en de eindtijd #6 De Dagen van Noach en Lot
- De Rapture of Wegvoering blootgelegd:1. Hoofdstuk 1: Wat betekent”Rapture” of “vervoering”?
- Is er een komende Eindtijd
- Een Naam voor een God #8 Vergeten of weigeren
- Het begin van Jezus #6 Beloften van innerlijke zegeningen
- De Bijbel onze Gids #15 Het Heerlijke einde
- Visie op Jezus’ wederkomst van invloed op vraag hoe met deze aarde omgaan
- Harold Camping komt met nieuwe dag op de proppen zonder verontschuldiging
- Laatste dagen omroepers
- Newsweek vraagt zich af of wij nog onwetend willen houden
- Hoe de Satan vandaag rond toert
- Messiaanse tijd
- Toename van aardbevingen
- Lucas 21, 25-36 toegelicht door Augustinus
- Blijf waakzaam nu einde nabij komt
- De Knecht des Heren #5 De Gezalfde gezant
- Welke dag van de komst
- Fragiliteit en actie #7 Gebeurtenissen en Prioriteiten
- Jesaja profeet en boodschapper van God
- Draagbare Tempel
- Door verkondiging ook geruster
- Zo maar gerechtvaardigd?
- God meester van goed en kwaad
- Vandaag 22 September en vooruitzicht op Vrede
- Harold Camping Admits Sin, Announces End to Doomsday Predictions (revivalandreformation.wordpress.com)
After numerous failed doomsday predictions, Family Radio founder Harold Camping announced this month that he has no plans to predict ever again the day of God’s Judgment. He also issued an apology to listeners, admitting that he was wrong. + Harold Camping Admits Sin, Announces End to Doomsday Predictions
- What a Liberating Hope We Have As Christians (verticalviewer.wordpress.com)
The Bible claims to contain all the truth (John 16:13), and everything that pertains to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). From 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it is apparent that since the Scriptures are profitable for correction, that whatever corrections one will need to make in their life, the Bible will be useful in each of those areas.
Those who fear the Lord are encouraged to trust God and to rely upon Him. Others, who insist on making their own fires, torches or flashlights, are those who are attempting to find the way out of the darkness without following the Scriptures. What will the end result be?
- Wyoming Bill Prepares for Doomsday (newser.com)
Wyoming lawmakers are ready for anything—even the apocalypse. House legislators advanced a bill Friday to prepare for a possible nationwide economic or political meltdown, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.
- The Maya Calendar Explained at Chaa Creek Website (prweb.com)
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, located in Belize’s heartland of the Maya, has added a functioning, interactive Maya Calendar to their website to help people understand and appreciate the Maya concept of time in the lead up to 2012.
- December 21st 2012 – END of THE World as According to The Mayan Calender (socyberty.com)
considering the predictions and considering the prophecies catastrophes past of the end of the world, the earth should have finished on time that it is! Since the earth always is here, it would be just to say then that, to date, all the prophecies and the predictions catastrophes of the end of the world (before that 2012) failed! May 21 2011 the Prediction of Camping of Harold of the rapture and final judgement failed.+
The cycle Tzolkin , 260 days long, was a calendar religion based on two shorter cycles, a 13-day and another of 20. The combination of these two cycles forming a cycle of 260 days (13 × 20 = 260), the Tzolkin cycle precisely.
- Doomsday Dashed: Why the End of the World Will Not Happen on December 21, 2012 (ibtimes.com)
Many believe that the end of the calendar, which happens to fall on the same day as the Winter Solstice, marks the end of the world. Doomsday prophets are banking on the end of humankind.
However, a new hypothesis has begun to float around the Internet that poses a contradicting opinion. This new theory might very well silence all those doomsayers once and for all. It has appeared on Tumblrs and forum threads as well as on Twitter and Facebook pages.
- Circling a fate on the calendar (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
There are years that are remembered for changing the course of human history: 1492. 1776. 1945.Then there are years that were predicted to change the course of history. 1844, when Judgment Day didn’t materialize. 1910, when Halley’s comet didn’t wipe out humanity. And remember Y2K?But rarely does a year arrive with such a mixture of anticipation and dread as 2012.
We speak not of the presidential campaign but of the Maya calendar, and the projection that it — or, more accurately, a cycle within it — will end on Dec. 21, 2012. That date has kicked up a swirl of anticipation, based on science, pseudoscience, hucksterism and spiritual belief. The idea is that 2012 will be a game-changer, the last year of civilization as we know it.
There is dispute among Maya scholars about the date, however. While some believe it is accurate, Aldana contends the calculations used to align the Maya calendar with the Gregorian calendar (the one widely used today) were based on a misunderstanding and could be as much as 50 to 100 years off.
- December 21 2012 End of the World Mayan Countdown Begins Today (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
Amid all the various predictions of Armageddon, the Mayan prophecy of December 21, 2012 seems to carry the most weight with the general population.
Of course, the blogosphere erupted with excitement when Mexico’s archaeology institute acknowledged on November 24 that a secondreference to December 21, 2012 had been found on a brick discovered at other ruins.“Human beings seem to be attracted by apocalyptic ideas and always assume the worst,” Gronemeyer said.
- Mayan Connection(tracewhitley.wordpress.com)Carlos Barrios: “Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.”
“Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.”
“We are disturbed — we can’t play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history.”
- ‘Doomsday’ minister mum on 2012 forecast (droneratti.org)
Well the year 2011 has flown by without a hitch … or, at least, without Earth bursting into flames. Radio evangelist Harold Camping’s famous pair of prophecies — his prediction that true Christians would be safely evacuated to heaven on May 21, and that a series of global cataclysms would then climax in a grand, Earth-shattering finale on Oct. 21 — seem to have flopped.Yes, it looks as if we’ll make it to 2012 after all. But what then?
- 2012 Mayan Calendar (socialmediasnews.wordpress.com)
New Age (New Age Movement and New Age Spirituality) is a social collective phenomenon and a spiritual nature/cosmology movement that seeks universal truth through the Oneness of Humanity. It combines aspects of spirituality, esotericism, complementary and alternative medicine, various religious practices and environmentalism. It is characterized by an eclectic and individual approach to spirituality with a general rejection of mainstream dogma and religion.
- Cycles of Time – Playing with Numbers (theabysmal.wordpress.com)
We have the luxury of being able to harmonize what works from various systems with what works in others.
- Hunab Ku |by Donna Hilton FaceBook OnLine| (vedernikov.wordpress.com)
Hunab Ku was, to the Mayas, the supreme God and ultimate Creator. It represented… the gateway to other Galaxies beyond our Sun as well as all of the Consciousness that has ever existed in this Galaxy.
New Age beliefs about Hunab Ku derive from the work of Mexican anthropologist Domingo Martínez Parédez ( 1904–1984 ), who first presented his interpretation of the concept in 1953 and expanded upon his ideas in a subsequent book, Hunab Kú: Síntesis del pensamiento filosófico maya (1964).
- Maya kind of Mexico (firstchoice.co.uk)
To appease their gods, Mayan priests would pin victims down over stone altars, plunge flint blades into their chests, and then tear out their still-beating hearts. But it’s not all about grisly history lessons and Indiana Jones-style adventure. Head off on a Mayan trail and you’ll also come across the real Mexico – rainbow-painted haciendas, tropical rainforests, cactus-studded deserts – the lot.
- What the Mayan Elders Are Saying About 2012, A Guest Post Contributed by Michael Brine (notesalongthepath.com)
We are no longer in the world of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the world of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing earth changes.
- Experts Answer Mayan Calendar Doomsday Issues (socyberty.com)
Leonzo Barreno, Maya experts from Saskatchewan, Canada said, the concept of ‘Resurrection’ is a wrong interpretation of the long count calendar (long count).+
Many descendants of the Maya who also dismissed the doomsday predictions, and call it a ‘Western idea’.
- Calendar 2012 Mayan (socyberty.com)
Like our Gregorian calendar ends on December 31st of each year and begin a new year. December 21, 2012 calendar year does not end the Maya, of course. 21.12.2012 Winter Solstice and is our sun will align with the center of the Milky Way or the “Tree of Life” as the Maya call it. The importance of the day would be “the end of a big” no “to the world.” Instead, bring a new sense of awareness, or understanding. ”
Maya was a time to move and they were interested in a new beginning at the ends. The world is changing rapidly and we must all learn about ourselves in order to cope with future changes. Not a moment of fear. There is a time for hope. There is a time to develop their skills. The choice is yours.
- Mayan Calendar Predicts Doomsday in 2012. or Not (socyberty.com)
Ian O’Neill, a physicist by training, has written a piece that says, “there’s no evidence to suggest the Mayans believed the end of their Long Count calendar would spell doomsday.”+
O’Neill blames the viral marketing campaign in 2009 that promoted the Roland Emmerich disaster movie “2012.” The film got mediocre reviews but sold a lot of DVDs. And social scientists say the mythology of a doomsday prophecy fits an old pattern: When times are tough, it’s almost comforting for people to blame higher unseen powers.“It’s almost like you’re out there looking for evidence of a looming apocalypse,” said anthropologist Wade Davis, an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, “and I think it also ties into a lot of uncertainty that exists in our world today.”
- Mayan Calendar Predicts Doomsday in 2012. or Not (maboulette.wordpress.com)
At Yahoo News, writer Lisa Hix quoted Bruce Love of the Archaeological Institute of America: “Whatever the significance of the date is, it is significance we are putting on it; it’s not the significance the Maya are putting on it. It’s not coming from anywhere in the literature or in the Mayan hieroglyphic writing.”
- *** New Artifacts proves alien contact with Mayas *** (disclose.tv)
“I can just say that the Mexican government is preparing to tell humanity and the world things that are critical for us, for the way we live, for the way we’ve been handling the planet.”
- Maya cosmology and 2012 (theskythismonth.wordpress.com)
The night sky has inspired cultures throughout history to come up with many versions of creation.
- Rapture Insurance – act now… you have less than 24 hours to go!!! (pinnaclelife.co.nz)
If we in the ‘life industry’ were thinking on our feet, we’d have designed Rapture Insurance; insurance that takes care of your family after you’re raptured away to heaven.From the insurance industry’s perspective, rapture insurance would be the ultimate insurance gamble. (Dare I say it… it’s like earthquake insurance).
- Editorial: The Truth About the Doomsday Virus? (nytimes.com)
Two months ago we warned that a new bird flu virus – modified in a laboratory to make it transmissible through the air among mammals – could kill millions of people if it escaped confinement or was stolen by terrorists. Now Ron Fouchier, the Dutch scientist who led the key research team, is saying that his findings, which remain…
- Does Harold Camping Foresee the World Ending in 2012? (livescience.com)
- ‘Doomsday’ minister mum on 2012 forecast (msnbc.msn.com)
- Failed doomsday predictions (antiworldnews.wordpress.com)