Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Will the World End in 2012? by Raymond Hundley

Many predict that 2012 marks the end of the world.  Hundley reviews what has been written about the issue, beginning with the Mayan calendar.  He cites many Mayanists who say the Mayan calendar does not, in fact, predict the end of the world in 2012, but only a transition of some type.  He also looks at predictions of solar storms, the predictions of Nostradamus, concerns of the LHC, the "galactic alignment" scare, the possibility of a geomagnetic reversal, religious predictions, and various past predictions for the end of the word that have obviously failed.
He sums it all up with an evaluation chapter.  His conclusion?  Will the world end in 2012?  "...[I]t could, but it might not."  (133)
He does end the book with a presentation of the gospel and an admonition to always be ready.  We don't know if the end will be 2012 or tomorrow.  With the gospel presentation, this would make a suitable gift for someone caught up in the 2012 hype. 
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