Monday, September 25, 2017

When Will They Learn?

Well, it has happened again. The return of Christ was once again predicted by a group of people because they were big into numbers, who are referred to as Biblical Numerologists. Simply put, these people use a lot of calculations and some math equations to determine when Jesus was going to return. This caught the attention of the media, so I am sure by now many people are either scratching their heads or rolling their eyes because the return of Christ has not happened.

This is not the first time an individual or a group of people predicted Christ is going to return. Remember Harold Camping? He is the radio evangelist who said Christ was going to return on May 21, 2011 then adjusted to October of 2011 because Jesus did not come back. Hal Lindsey in one of his books predicted Christ would return in the 1980's. Obviously, that did not happen.

I could go on and on about who has predicted when Christ will return and there is even a list on who the Antichrist is. As I thought about this and other times when Christ returns, I ask myself, "When Will They Learn?"

When will people who predict that Jesus will return realize they will be wrong? Could they be right when the timing seems right? I am sure many felt that during the days of World War II. The problem when man says Christ is going to return means that everyone is expecting it. Jesus said that no one knows when He will return except God (Matthew 24:36). Jesus also said, "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect" (Matthew 24:44). The Apostle Paul wrote that the day of the Lord (the return of Christ) will come like a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2), which means it will be unexpected.

The Bible is clear that no one knows when He will return. It amazes me that these people know more about the return of Christ than Jesus Himself. These people are also adding fuel to the fire of scoffers who will say, “'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation'” (2 Peter 2:4).

Sad thing is that many will keep guessing the return of Christ until it happens. What is sad is I think (this is just my opinion) I think all the guessing will end and talk about Christ's coming will cease even among the people of God. I do believe Christ will return when no one expects it because the Bible does say He will come at an hour we do not expect.

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