12 Reasons Why “2012” is Another Delusional “(D)upiter Effect”

2012posterSurvive 2012In 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.


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13 thoughts on “12 Reasons Why “2012” is Another Delusional “(D)upiter Effect””

  1. One of our church members told me that her friend told her after she saw the movie:

    “Please tell me when your pastor starts building a boat!”

  2. It’s quite surprising that this movie is being hailed as the no. 1 movie in America right now. Whereas, the movie Knowing, which is just about as bad as this one, was trashed even by non-Christians as being simply the fiction of Dianetics (Scientology).

    1. Very similar to evangelicals’ vigorous acclamation of the Roman Catholic “Passion of the Christ” (“one of the greatest opportunities for evangelism in 2,000 years”), while completely ignoring the Protestant “Luther” movie.

      1. Not only did the Passion break the Second Commandment but what were they thinking? It’s a movie. People watch movies for entertainment and hardly for any other purpose.
        Well, I was still an evangelical back when the movie first came out and I was one of those who entertained false hopes that it could perhaps be useful for evangelism. I remember quite well that, when I was watching the Passion in a cinema with my family, I got very angry with my sister after she walked out in the middle of the show. I found out later on that she’s seen it already. I realized that it was just another movie for her and it was foolish of me to think that one could actually substitute a movie for the Word which is “sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

    2. When I was in Cagayan de Oro this last weekend, I met a distinguished, learned gentleman who is currently doing a research on this matter and on the so-called Annunaki of the Sumerians. I pointed out to him that the most important thing in this world is not that it will come to an end sometime, but faith alone in Christ alone, which assures us of eternal life whenever that “end of the world” comes to us at any moment.

  3. i am not sure, but i recall, that in physics the force of attraction between 2 bodies if they are so distant apart is almost infinitesimal that it will not have an effect to us. i think the formula runs like this:
    Force  = (Gravitational constant? x mass of  body1 x mass of   body2) divided by their distance from each other raised to the second power.
    Please correct me if i am mistaken.
    atto m.

    1. Some engineer/scientist actually made that calculation, and came up to the same conclusion. That’s why the Jupiter Effect is practically nil.

  4. i was curious, so to kill my curiosity i watch the movie in dvd, and i got the shock of my life! the acting is so bad,  there are actors here in the Philippines who will do better. i cant understand what the chinese woman want and , are all russians like the one portrayed in the film? ( i hope this film wont start another cold war, jejeje) seems like they cant think anymore of a better story than a bad film trying to be techy? waste of money, waste of  time and an insult to the intelligence.

  5. There’s a running joke among the first year students in college. “Di na lang ako magaaral, di naman pala ako aabot sa graduation. Then we’d laugh ourselves off. 🙂

    (“I won’t continue my studies. Anyway, I won’t be able to graduate.”)

  6. Although he says he isn’t setting dates, Van Impe uses the December 2012 date as significant, but Harold Camping in his wisdom (say I tongue in cheekily) sets 2011 as THE date.  All those who try to set dates seem to ignore the reality that most, if not all of us, will meet Jesus before the second coming  when we die.

    1. Death is the end of the world for many, “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27). No Mayan calendar for anyone. Only God’s calendar.

  7. In the end, it is what God says in His Word about the last day that matters, not what the Mayan calendar says (or implies to say) or what other doomsday prophets say.

    God says that there will come a day of final judgment and reckoning, when His Son Jesus Christ returns to judge the living and the dead (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10). As in the days of Noah, many people will not heed the Lord’s warning of judgment and call to repentance. Likewise, as in the days of Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah, many will not listen to the Lord’s call to forsake wickedness and obey the gospel but would love perversion and immorality all the more.

    But the Lord promises to spare His own people who by faith endure the wickedness of men and patiently bear the shame of being faithful to their King Jesus. The Apostle Peter also writes, “…[for] the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority” (2 Peter 2:9-10a).

    May true believers learn to listen to the Word of God and be wise in His Word. In light of the coming judgment of the unbelievers and the vindication of believers, the Apostle Paul encourages the faithful in Christ saying, “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thess. 1:11-12).

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