Does the year 2012 have any prophetic significance?

The Mayan Calendar, considered by many Ancient American peoples as a Divine gift, provides a complementary witness of sacred events chronicled by the ancient Hebrew Calendar. This ancient American calendar provides another testimony of the validity of the scriptural accounts. Current research, however, does not support the theory that the reset of the Mayan calendar long count to zero in December 2012 predicts imminent “end of world” calamities.

The Mayan Calendar: Witness of Scriptural Truth

What is generally called the Mayan calendar was in fact used by many of the inhabitants of ancient America. These include the Aztecs, the Toltecs, Mixtecs and the Olmecs. The calendar includes a 260 day Sacred Round, also called the tzolkin; a 365 day solar calendar, also called the ha’ab; a Calendar Round that relates years to days, and a calendar that can count back thousands of years into the past and thousands of years into the future, the Mayan Long Count.

The Bible indicates that the birth and death of Jesus Christ occurred on the holy day of Passover on the Hebrew calendar, a sophisticated lunisolar calendar. John Pratt has, over the last 25 years, published articles that propose that other ancient calendars, including the Sacred Round of the ancient American calendar, also celebrated holy days. He has discovered that important sacred events probably occur on days that are holy days on several calendars.

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