The Mayan Calendar Ends in 2012!!


The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012….The Mayans were OBSESSED with calendars and chronology, and they kept a careful count of the years from the creation of the world….This sacred calendar was actually handed down to the Maya from a much older and more advanced civilization, known today as the Olmecs.

The Mayan civilization flourished from around 1000 B.C. to 300 A.D., and then suddenly disappeared from history….The Mayans succeeded the Olmecs, who disappeared from history sometime before 1000 B.C.

Their calendar—called the LONG COUNT—has the world ending in the year 2012….There is no special astronomical event predicted for the year 2012 so the question is: why did they choose to end their calendar at that particular year?

The only reasonable and chronological answer to that question is the fact that the world will be around 6000 years old in 2012….Bible chronology has the world entering its 6000th year in 1958, and there is a 52 year difference between Bible chronology and Mayan chronology….Considering the vast time involved, this is a very, very small difference.

Here is a quote from a Christian writer named Saint Irenaeus who lived almost 2000 years ago:

For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years shall it be concluded. And for this reason the Scripture says: Thus the heaven and the earth were finished, and all their adornment. And God brought to a conclusion upon the sixth day the works that He had made; and God rested upon the seventh day from all His works, Genesis 2:2. This is an account of the things formerly created, as also it is a prophecy of what is to come. For the day of the Lord is as a thousand years; 2 Peter 3:8 and in six days created things were completed: it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the sixth thousand year. (Saint Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book V, ch. 28).

Chickén Itzá pyramid, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.

Chickén Itzá pyramid, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.

Mayan pyramids were astronomical observatories and were actually calendars to faithfully record the passage of time.

Pyramid of Pacal Votan, Palenque, Mexico.

Pyramid of Pacal Votan, Palenque, Mexico.

At the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, the sun gradually illuminates the pyramid stairs and the serpent head at its base, creating the image of a snake slithering down the sacred mountain to earth:

The Maya built whenever their calendar demanded it. Every fifty-two years throughout the centuries they put a new stone mantle round their old buildings without removing the one underneath. These calendar mantles can be traced back for hundreds of years, and for hundreds of years the priests must have continually pressed the people into merciless slave labour, so as to build anew, and bigger every time—simply at the bidding of the calendar. The priests were obsessed with chronology. (Honoré, In Search of Quetzalcoatl, p. 87).

The Maya had 3 calendars

The Maya had 3 calendars:

1.
A 260 day calendar.

2.
A 365 day calendar.

3.
A Long Count calendar of 5000 years.

The 260 day and 365 day calendars synchronized every 52 years and this was a very, very important time for the Maya and their successors—the brutal Aztecs.

The Mayan calendar.

The Mayan calendar.

O (ZERO) was an advanced mathematical concept not seen in Europe until about 1200 A.D.

It was first introduced by the Arabs who obtained it from India.

The 260 and 365 day calendars synchronized every 52 years.

Mayan round calendar.

Mayan round calendar.

Maya math used only three symbols: a shell-shaped glyph for zero, a dot for one and a bar for five to represent units from zero to 19. For instance, the number 13 was represented as three dots and two bars.

The Mayan calendar came from the Olmecs

The Mayan calendar was actually borrowed from an older civilization that proceeded it. That civilization was called the OLMEC.

The name "Olmec" means "rubber people" in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, and was the Aztec name for the people who lived in the area of the Olmec heartland in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The major centers of the Olmec heartland (in yellow) as well as artifact finds unassociated with habitations (smaller circles, in red).

The major centers of the Olmec heartland (in yellow) as well as artifact finds unassociated with habitations (smaller circles, in red).

The Olmecs are credited with founding all the later civilizations that emerged in central America.

As the first people in that area, their lineage goes back to Noah, and the dispersal of the nations at the Tower of Babel.

Giant head found at an Olmec site in La Venta.

Giant head found at an Olmec site in La Venta.

The Olmecs are considered the "mother culture" of Mexico. They invented the complex calendar, built the pyramids, and were the originators of the unique hieroglyphic method of writing:

The Olmecs were the first widespread and organized culture in Mexico. Dubbed the Mesoamerican "mother culture" by Mexican artist and scholar Miguel Covarrubias. Olmec civilization took root in the Gulf Coast swamps around 1800 B.C. Its origin is somewhat obscure. Some scholars believe that an earlier precedent for the Olmec can be found in Guerrero state, south of Mexico City. But Olmec sites have been found along the Pacific coasts of Guatemala and El Salvador, suggesting a vigorous and expansive empire during the second millennium B.C. Amazingly, scholars even have argued, rather convincingly, that the Olmec had trade links with the Chavín culture in South America. (Jenkins,Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, p. 6).

The Olmec culture—totally unlike the later Mayans and Aztecs— were not militaristic societies and did not practice the abomination of human sacrifice. Here is a quote from a French expert on Olmec culture, Jacques Sostelle:

As is likewise true of Teotihuacán, the vision of itself offered by Olmec civilization is not a warlike one. To compare it with that of the classic Mayas, the closest in time and space: there are no scenes of combat and violence such as those in the frescoes at Bonampak, with their bloody, pleading prisoners, not even any brandished lances, as at Yaxchilán. If the Maya civilization of the first millennium gives us the impression, with a few rare exceptions, of having been a rather peaceful one on the whole (and infinitely less warlike than those of Tula, Yucatán, or Mexico in the following millennium), that of the Olmecs would appear to have been even more so. Its sculptures and its carved objects, its pottery figurines reflect a very strong religious constant. What does this art show us? Priests and gods. (Soustelle, The Olmecs, p. 146).

The peoples of the New World went from a higher, more advanced and peaceful civilization, to much more warlike societies involving devil worship and human sacrifice.

The dispersal of the nations at the Tower of Babel

If another people proceeded the Olmecs in the New World we know nothing about them, to we can assume that the people called Olmecs were part of the people dispersed at the Tower of Babel, who crossed the then much smaller Atlantic or Pacific oceans to the New World:

And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. (Genesis 11:1-8).

Don’t believe the lies of EVILution that ancient man was primitive and came to the New World over the Bering Strait…. Any archeologist can attest that the Olmecs arrived suddenly upon the scene with a highly complex calendar and civilization.

A day with the Lord is as 1000 years!!

As attested by the Olmecs and Mayans, ancient man was keenly interested in chronology or the passage of time. The oldest history of the human race is found in the Book of Genesis, and it is full of dates about events in the early history of mankind.

The first great event was the creation of the universe, the seas, plants and animals, and finally Adam and Eve in 6-24 hour days:

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20: 11).

Adam and Eve—the first humans—were told that if they ate the forbidden fruit they would die in that very day:

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:15-17).

Adam did not die the day he ate the forbidden fruit….As a matter of fact, he lived to be almost 1000 years old:

And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. (Genesis 5:3-5).

There is a problem with the very long life of Adam—he lived to be almost 1000 years old—unless we know that a day with the Lord is considered 1000 years.

Moses said:

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4).

Saint Peter said:

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (II Peter 3:8).

Therefore the 6 days of creation correspond to 6000 years of human history that God would work with mankind…. Saint Irenaeus (circa 120-200 A.D.), was a prolific writer and one of the few whose works have survived, expected the world to last about 6000 years:

For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years shall it be concluded. And for this reason the Scripture says: Thus the heaven and the earth were finished, and all their adornment. And God brought to a conclusion upon the sixth day the works that He had made; and God rested upon the seventh day from all His works, Genesis 2:2. This is an account of the things formerly created, as also it is a prophecy of what is to come. For the day of the Lord is as a thousand years; 2 Peter 3:8 and in six days created things were completed: it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the sixth thousand year. (Saint Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book V, ch. 28).

The earth is about 6000 years old!!

All of the major events in the Old Testament are dated, as a matter of fact, the first 11 chapters of Genesis are mostly genealogy and chronology.

It is not a simple task to count the years from the beginning using the chronology of the Bible. It takes a knowledge of mathematics and careful study. From Abraham to Christ was exactly 2,000 years but there might be a slight discrepancy before that time. Bible chronology is PERFECT; it is the interpretation of that chronology that a small difference in dates might appear.

Leading Bible Dates from the Old Testament

Event
Bible Date
B.C.

Universe created . . . Adam and Eve created.

4046

Enoch born.
622
3424

Noah born.
1056
2990

Great Flood.
1656
2390

Abraham born.
2008
2038

Moses born.
2433
1677

Exodus from Egypt.
2513
1533

Conquest of Canaan begins.
2553
1493

King David begins to reign at Jerusalem.
3063
983

4th year of King Jehoiakim. 1st year of King Nebuchadnezzar. This year connects sacred and secular chronology. 70 year Babylonian Captivity begins.
3520
526

1st year of Cyrus king of Persia. End of Babylonian Captivity. Cyrus issues proclamation allowing Jews to return and rebuild the Temple. Countdown of 483 years unto Messiah the Prince begins.
3589
457

15th year of Tiberius Caesar. Jesus is about 30 years old. He is anointed as Messiah at His baptism in the Jordan River. He binds Satan morally by overcoming all his temptations in the wilderness!!
4071
26 A.D.

And so we have a complete count of the years from the first Adam to the Last Adam—the Lord Jesus Christ….From the beginning of time to the fullness of time. From creation to redemption. To find out the age of the world from this point is very simple:

Determining the age of the world

Event
Bible Date

15th year of Tiberius Caesar. End of the Old Testament chronology. Jesus is about 30 years old.
4071

Subtract 30 years from this date
– 30

Add the years of the Christian era
2010

Age of the world!!
6051

According to the Bible chronology, the world was 6,000 years old about 1958.

From this date to the end of the Mayan chronology in 2012 is a difference of about 52 years.


References

Anstey, Martin. Chronology of the Old Testament. Marshall Brothers, London, 1913.

Coe, Michael, D. Breaking the Maya Code. Thames and Hudson, New York, 1992.

Honoré, Pierre. In Search of Quetzalcoatl. Adventures Unlimited Press. Kempton, Illinois, 2007.

Jenkins, John Major. Maya Cosmogenesis 2012. Bear & Company, Rochester, Vermont, 1998.

Soustelle, Jacques. The Olmecs: The Oldest Civilization in Mexico. (Translated from the French by Helen R. Lane). Doubleday & Co., New York, 1979. Reprinted 1984.

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