The good news:
Although the Mayan calendar ends on Dec 21st 2012, the world will not be falling apart catastrophically due to any known scientifically understood phenomenon. The earth shall align with the sun and the centre of our galaxy, but there's no reason to expect any cosmic forces will create polar shifts on earth or launch solar flares on the sun which could turn us into toast.
The bad news:
The 11 year sun spot cycle is due to peak again next year. Some scientists believe this time the activity could be unusually energetic and resulting solar storms that could severely disrupt electronic systems and communications. Power grids may be disrupted and satellites may experience difficulties. This could cause disruption that will impact communities and business, and this could get ugly if services are out for weeks. However, the earth won’t open up and swallow us.
That said, the following points should be considered.
Jesus said clearly:
“36 Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father “(Matthew 24).
32 “Concerning that day or the hour nobody knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but the Father.”
Nobody knows or can predict when the world will end, not the Mayans, not even Jesus. In fact, it will come like a thief in the night. Every prediction of the end of the world (since the Egyptians 6000 years ago at least) so far has been wrong. Just this weekend a radio broadcaster named Harold Camping was expecting the rapture on 21st May 2011. His Family Radio show had been predicting this date for a few years. And yes, he and his listeners are still here, but I'm sure his ratings have been removed from the planet.
The earth has experienced global catastrophes in the past. The great flood is one event (or maybe the last event) that has been recorded in numerous traditions in addition to the Bible. There seems to be evidence that the world has also been devastated by pole shifts and asteroids in the distant past.
Stan Deyo, author of the Cosmic Conspiracy, was predicting that all sorts of calamity would befall us because the planets would come into a unique alignment in 1983. I remember attending an end of the world beach party to see in the apocalypse. It didn't happen.
The US has been building many deep underground bases across the continent since the cold war but seems to be ramping up the infrastructure building program in preparation for something. This could be the expected social disorder arising from the chaos caused by the solar storm disruptions. Alternatively, the US government may be anticipating general anarchy to accompany the breakdown of the economy and the impending collapse of the US dollar. Perhaps they expect WWIII with China. Preparation of underground bases does not confirm a 2012 doomsday scenario. This could also be another ploy to keep the defence contractors fed with no bid contracts whilst the rest of the economy goes down the tubes.
Everyone keeps mentioning "Planet X" and “Nibiru”. These are supposedly undiscovered 12th planets that have long and extremely eccentric orbits. There are many problems with the physics of such orbits, and if these planets were approaching us in 2012, we would be able to see them by now. Despite all the conjecture and “Chariots of the Gods” type theories, the evidence for these mystery planets is pretty thin.
Unfortunately, worrying about 2012 is distracting us from very real issues which threaten to disrupt the equilibrium of our civilization: peak oil, eugenics, world war, totalitarianism, dollar collapse, false flag terrorism, food crisis etc. This distraction could be intentional. It's notable how the mainstream media has been pushing doomsday hysteria relating to 2012 in History Channel documentaries and the blockbuster 2012 movie. One thing is certain, there are a lot of people making money from 2012 and if something is approaching, the elite have their seats reserved already in their shelters and there's no room for "steerage" accommodation.
Jesus warned us to be watchful and to keep oil in our lamps. He warns us not to be deceived. He has foretold that when the end approaches, it won't be pleasant, but we are not to lose heart or grow faint. The only doomsday bunker guaranteed to preserve us is the new Ark, the body of believers in Christ. We don't know when the end will come, but there's no reason to expect it in 2012 any more than 2013.