Q. I was watching the History channel last night and they had a show about the Mayan prophecies which sounded quite astonishingly similar to Christ’s descriptions of the end times. Also their date predictions are quite similar to yours with respect to beginning and end of times. They claim to have received their knowledge from a white man with blue eyes and long white hair and beard (perhaps one of Satan’s angels?).
Their prediction is for 2012 when the sun will align in the center of the Milky Way through what they called an evil black hole that leads to the netherworld. Science confirms the coming alignment but how were they able to predict this 2000 years ago? How did they acquire such an advanced understanding of astronomy and time 1000’s of years ago? What are your thoughts on the Mayans?
A. The Ancients knew a lot more about astronomy than we give them credit for, and the Mayans were no exception. They understood somethng called the Precession of the Equinoxes, an approximately 26,000 year cycle in which Earth transits through each of the 12 signs of the zodiac for about 2152 years each. This knowledge was world wide at one time and accounts for some of the otherwise unexplainable similarities of measurement in the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge and other ancient monuments. Plotting their own time on the precession, they determined that the age would end on December 21, 2012.
Some claim that this knowledge was made available to man through the Nephilim, a superhuman cross between human and angel that apparently controlled much of the world in the time preceding Noah’s flood. (Genesis 6:4)
It’s really fascinating to me that the Mayan date is the same as the one scientists have proposed for the coming Magnetic Polar Reversals on both Earth and the Sun. I’ve compared their descriptions of this with the 6th Seal judgment of Rev. 6:12-14 and found them to be remarkably similar.