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Mayan prediction stupid, say Methodists

Torika Tokalau
Friday, December 21, 2012

THE Methodist Church in Fiji believes the prediction of ancient Mayans that an apocalypse will take place today — December 21, 2012 — is stupid.

According to historians, the fact that the ancient Mayan Calendar ends on December 21 is proof of the ancient race predicting the end of the world

"This prediction is stupid. It's not the first prediction of the world ending that we have heard," general secretary of the Methodist Church Reverend Tevita Nawadra said.

"As far as Methodists believe, only God knows when the world will end, or as we put it the second coming. Even Jesus, as written in the Bible, when asked if he knew when the second coming will occur, said only his Father up in heaven knew the time and the hour." Mr Nawadra said people needed to get their lives right with God instead of worrying about the end of the world. "So many predictions of the world ending has come and gone and we are still here. We do not entertain pre-empted prophesies like this, especially about the end of the world."