I'll toss my two cents in - this is how I tend to look at the entire 2012 issue, given my human brain limit.
"2012" isn't mentioned in the Bible - not the actual word, that is. But the effects OF 2012 most certainly are.
List down all of the coming prophecies that deal with natural events, as well as manmade events, then at the very top, give the list a title - called
"Coming Prophetical Events".
On my list, 2012 is there right a long with the rest of the soon coming events.
2012, as the scientists are now saying, will bring intense solar storms, increased earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, and all other natural
Now - flip open the Bible, and read Daniel and Revelation - these two books in the Bible discuss these very same events, in detail, that are coming to
Plus, the Bible also mentions increased behavior of mankind such as jealousy, evil, non belief, murder, theft, pride, blasphemy, etc.
It shouldn't take a rocket scientists to see that everything that is now occurring on the planet is now aligning up, exactly, with biblical prophecy.
The Bible speaks of the last days as like it was during the days of Noah, and Lot. Meaning, mankind was carefree, drinking/marrying, carrying on
their every day activities, mocking others for believing in Jesus, and thinking they haven't a care in the world. Remember in Noah's day, God told
him to start building the Ark - and the people around the town laughed at him and mocked him - b/c there was no flood, it wasn't raining, and they
weren't heeding God's warning.
And then boom.
As far as protection - if a person is saved, and baptized, and has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, you won't have to worry - if you
are still on the planet, you, being a believing child of God, will have God's hand of protection upon you. I.e. if the crap is hitting the fan all
around you, nothing will touch the hairs of your head. God protects His children - as long as they have accepted His son as their Savior.
I'm torn on the Rapture, but leaning on it being that Christians will be 'snatched up' before the seven year tribulation - if that's the case, and
you have received Jesus as your Savior then you won't even be here. God will also protect His small children and infants as they are not accountable
for their sins, if they even have any.
If the Rapture isn't true, then you will still be protected no matter what is going on around you.
So bottom line, if you are right with God, either way, whether there is a Rapture or not, you will have God's hand over you for protection.
The people that are standing around mocking and laughing? Well, they will be in the direct line of 'fire' per say. That is what the 'final days'
and "Armageddon" are all about - God is ridding His earth of all evil.
Faith, my friend, faith - that is stressed over and over, and over and over, in the Bible. Make sure you have things right with Jesus in your soul, as
well as your wife - and yall both stay in God's Word i.e. reading His Bible daily - and pray for His protection, as well as guidance. And you'll be