Theories abound about what, if anything, will happen on Dec. 21, 2012. One documentary seeks to examine not only the natural cataclysms that threaten the planet, but also what the Bible has to say about the end times – as the oft-cited Mayan date could potentially be used to deceive Christians.
Dec. 21, 2012, marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and has stirred much discussion and debate about what that might signify. Some fear the end of the calendar might mark the time of the end of all life; others predict it will be the dawn of a new era. However, André van Heerden, the writer and director of “2012: PROPHECY OR PANIC?” believes it is wise for Christians to be prepared for anything regardless of what actually may happen on that day.
Van Heerden, who is also an executive producer at Cloud Ten Pictures, the production company behind the movie, has worked on a number of Christian-themed films in the past, such as "Left Behind" (2000) and "Revelation" (1999). more >>
Is heaven simply some far off place that Christians go to after they die or is there something they should be actively taking part in while living to help bring heaven onto earth?
Chris Kugler, a theology major studying at a private Tennessee university, tries to answer the question in his first book, Being Christian: A Journey from the Boat to the Shore, Culminating at the Cross. In it he explores the subject of heaven.
Kugler believes the Bible tells Christians that they do have a part in preparing for God’s return, when the earth will become a “new Creation" or “new heaven.” In his book, he writes about other areas of the Bible, but chose to focus on the subject of “heaven on earth” when he recently spoke with The Christian Post. more >>
Harold Camping's Family Radio Inc. (also referred to as Family Stations Inc.) has been undergoing changes as the radio network seeks to shed the non-commercial status of some of its properties, prompting some observers to wonder if these stations will also be shedding their Christian content.
Specifically, it has been reported that the Christian radio network filed a request to have its WFME Newark station converted from a non-commercial to commercial operation on Jan 6.
Experts from NASA say that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know the world won't end in 2012.
The beginning of the New Year is reigniting debate over the prediction of the end of the world, connected to the end of the ancient Mayan calendar.
Space.Com reported last month that the Mesoamerican civilization recorded a 365-day calendar not unlike the modern Gregorian version. The Mayans measured time with a short-count calendar lasting 52 years, and a long-count version completed every 5,125 years. Some believe that the end of the long-count cycle on Dec. 21, 2012 marks the apocalypse given the Mayan calendar stops on that date. more >>
“Look, I am coming soon!” Revelation 22:7
The Mayans predicted it. Conspiracy theorists have confirmed it. Hollywood even made a movie about it. Could the next twelve months culminate in the end of the world as we know it?
Think about it from the Christian perspective. We’ve never been closer to the technology necessary for every eye to see him as the Bible predicted in Revelation 1:7. There was no way technologically this could have happened one hundred years ago. But today it could be as simple as telling your iPhone, “Siri, record Jesus riding that cloud down from heaven and post it on Youtube.” (If she refuses then maybe she is the antichrist! Aha!!!) more >>
Family Radio founder Harold Camping may have missed the mark when he predicted the world was going to end this year, first in May and then October, but is he that far off?
In a recent interview with Colorado's 9News, Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, shared his thoughts on the notion of the world ending sometime in the near future.
"These are scary times we are living in," said news anchor Lance Barry. "We are seeing massive storms all over the globe, we are seeing unrest in the streets, we are seeing financial uncertainty. Some, and perhaps a growing chorus, is starting to say we are beginning to see the beginning of the end times." more >>