Book of Mormons and the 2012 Predictions
have predicted that cataclysmic or transformative
events will take place on Dec. 21, 2012. This
date is the last date of the 5,125 year long cycle
according to the Mayan Calender. Although a lot
of theories have been put forward, none have convinced
the mainstream scholarship. Mainstream scholars
from Maya feel that the idea that the calendar
ends, in some way, misrepresents Maya History.
Mormons have also been in the news for having
their own beliefs on these predictions and even
within the Mormons, there are people who believe
it and don’t.
It is believed that a list of 2 million names
has been made by the Mormons. They are stored
on 2.4 million microfilm rolls that are kept in
climate controlled repository behind a door that
weighs 14 tons. Nothing can destroy the repository,
not even a nuclear explosion. The purpose of this
list could be to use this during the Baptism of
the Dead. This is a ceremony practiced by the
Mormons which is believed to reunite the dead
eternally. This brings together family members
All these beliefs were started in the mind of
a young man named Joseph Smith who prayed for
answers. He got the answers in the form of visions.
In short, he was guided to build the Covenant
of God by the Spirit.
3 groups are mentioned in the Book of the Mormons.
The Jeradites are the first group that lived from
2200 BC to 600 BC. A massive battle in Comorah
killed the last Jeradite. As this happened, two
more groups moved to the new land. The two new
groups are called Nephites and Lamanites. Nephite
was the group that believed in the Laws of Moses
and Lamanites were the ones who didn’t.
Nephites were eventually destroyed by the Lamanites.
Moroni is the last Nephite who appeared as a
spirit to Joseph Smith. Mormon population can
be found in the State of Utah. There are a few
conspiracies surrounding this as well. Some believe
there is an underground city being built that
is large enough to sustain 10% of the population
of the world. This is built to escape the apocalyptic
events that are believed to happen on 2012. It
seems that Mormons know something that the rest
of the world doesn’t know about the events
that will occur in 2012.
Some believe that when you read the Mormon teachings,
they seem light years ahead of some other belief
systems with respect to enlightenment, technology,
scientific truth, etc. Whether this is true or
not, only time will tell. As not many know of
Mormons, a lot of mystery surrounds their beliefs
and practices. The believers say that the teachings
are quite simple and as you read more, you will
achieve greater knowledge and understanding of
its beliefs. There are a lot of takers for the
2012 prediction and a lot more who don’t
believe in it. Both sections have their reasons
and some just don’t have the time to dwell