In 1974, two scientists, John Gribbin and Steven Plagemann, wrote a book entitled The Jupiter Effect which predicted the end of the world in 1982 because of a rare planetary alignment of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn on the same side of the sun. This triggered their speculation that these planets, especially Jupiter the biggest one, would exert a significant gravitational pull on the earth, affecting its speed, axis and weather. They predicted that even solar activity would greatly increase, further triggering disasters on earth.
What happened on March 10, 1982? Nothing. Zip. And nothing will happen on December 21, 2012, unless God determined that he would end the world before or on that day. This is one of the 12 reasons I listed below why no one should be duped by this latest “Dupiter Effect”:
1. The “Dupiter Effect” had no effect whatsoever on the earth. It didn’t cause huge earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, climate change, magnetic shifts, earth wobbling, and other such nonsense.
2. Planetary alignments are not rare; in fact, they happen very often. Do you remember the New Agers’ “Harmonic Convergence” in 1987? “Rare” planetary alignments also happened in 1962 and 2000.
3. “Mankind’s earliest civilization warned us…” the scary movie trailer tells us. But the Mayan calendar does not end in the 2012 equivalent and does not mention any kind of doomsday. The ancient calendar would actually roll over to start a new cycle, just as when your odometer hits 100,000.
4. “But concerning that day and hour no one knows” (Matt 24:36; Acts 1:7). All date-setting doomsayers are doomed to ridicule, as proven throughout the 2,000 years of date-setting throughout church history.
5. There is no such thing as a “secret” Rapture. The Rapture will be noisy and visible to everyone (Matt 24:30; 1 Thess 4:16; Rev 1:7). Dispensational false prophet and huckster Jack Van Impe talks about the possibility of the “Rapture” happening in 2012 based on the Mayan calendar:
6. When the “last day” comes, no unbeliever will survive on earth. And all people, Christians and non-Christians, will appear on the same “hour” before the God’s judgment throne (Matt 24:31-32; John 5:28-29).
7. The Bible says that the world will be normal until the end, “eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark“ (Matt 24:37-38).
8. Just as date-setting false prophets made quick bucks from the Y2K hysteria, they are again only out for the big bucks from the deluded Rapture and millennium crowd.
9. When God decides to end the present age and inaugurate the age to come, no one can prevent the cosmic upheaval in store for the heavens and earth (Matt 24:29; Acts 2:20; 2 Pet 3:7, 10).
10. The movie is a gumbo of quasi-Biblical, Mayan, New Age, false science, and ancient Sumerian planet speculations.
11. Even Mayans themselves debunk this idea as a Western hoax. In fact, most Mayans don’t know and don’t care about the 2012 hysteria.
12. Many Websites that are supposed to show scientific proof of this coming doomsday are fake, e.g., sites that have fake photos of the Sumerian “planet” Nibiru.
Conclusion: Another waste of time and money watching another dumb doomsday delusion by Roland Emmerich, who’s exploiting the gullible Rapture crowd, then laughing all the way to his bank.