2012 Prophecy or Panic?

DVD Release: October 11, 2011
2012 Prophecy or Panic?


Is it the end of the world? Something more? Or nothing at all?

On the surface it marks the end of the ancient Mayan long-count calendar and the Winter Solstice. But there’s much more to it! It’s also a very rare galactic eclipse which might also be timed with the weakening of the Earth’s magnetic poles; an increase in the sun’s solar flares; a mysterious ‘Planet X’ hurtling toward earth; and other ancient prophecies which point to something BIG happening on that very same day!

Dozens of books, videos, articles and even a Hollywood blockbuster movie have focused on the 2012 Phenomenon. The Bible makes its own fascinating predictions about the future. What is fact? What is fiction? Join world-renowned experts as they take an in-depth look at the original source Mayan materials, examine how all of it is affecting our world, and see how best we can prepare for an uncertain future.

Dove Review

“2012: Prophecy or Panic?” is a fascinating look at what people were predicting about the year 2012, when Dec. 21 ended the ancient Mayan calendar. Many people predicted the end of the world and hysteria was high. Jeff Douglas hosts this documentary that features comments by a number of people including Philip Coppens, who says that people need to forget the idea that the Mayans were barbarians. They were an intelligent people who were excellent astronomers.

Just about every theory about the Mayan people and the belief that the world would end is examined by experts including Donald Perkins of Prophecy Ministries, who says the Mayans were brilliant in their ability to track stars but that people have taken this too far with their predictions about the end of the world coinciding with the end of their calendar. The man behind the “harmonic convergence” is mentioned, as is the fact that many involved with the occult tend to get excited about end-time predictions. The topic is examined closely using star charts, commentary, and archive footage. Ultimately people are pointed to Christ, who gave no exact date for his return but warned people everywhere to be ready. This topic is covered pretty well, and a look back at the hysteria of Y2K is featured. Dr. Chuck Missler, author, believes that many people turn from materialism to mysticism, instead of following Christ.

It’s interesting to note that several people ended up with egg on their faces, but the Christian leaders who encouraged people to live normally and trust God were proven right. We are pleased to award this film our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus. This interesting film is insightful as it relates to Bible teachers and their predictions, as well as to how far off others were in their predictions.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: The word "damnation" is mentioned in reference to lost souls.
Violence: Footage of tanks; building on fire; an explosion is seen.
Drugs: Young man who believed the world would end in 2012 said he was going to party until then.
Nudity: None
Other: Mention of occult beliefs or practices including demonic worship and occult priesthoods; couple of comments about some people believing in evolution; photo of someone using a Ouija board; I Ching is mentioned and Nostradamus' predictions; mention of a cult that committed suicide; mention of teen suicides; girl does not plan to apply for college due to her belief in 2012 and the end of the world.


Company: Cloud Ten Pictures
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 87 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter