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The Date of Christ’s Return February 18, 2010

Posted by Henry in Eschatology & End Times.
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Following on from my previous article entitled, “ The Pre-tribulation Rapture: Fact or Fiction?” I want to explore in this brief expose whether it is possible to know the date of Christ’s return. According to Jesus’ own words, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:32). Yet there are numerous individuals/organisations purporting to be able to work out the precise date of Jesus’ return and even the date of the end of the world. The recent 2012 film for example is the source of much speculation and propaganda concerning the end of the world. Some individuals use numerology, some read the stars (astrology and star gazing) and some even claim they have discovered a Bible code using mathematical permutations which they use to ascertain the precise date of Jesus’ return. The methods are numerous and some of the claims even sound convincing if you are not clued up on scripture. Even the mid-tribulation rapture proponents are no exception here either as they attempt to place Jesus return in the middle of the 7 year tribulation reign of the anti-christ. This conclusion they based on Daniel’s 70 weeks in Daniel 9:24-27.

If Jesus himself claims not to know the date how can we know the date of His return? It is interesting to note that Jesus fully knew the scriptures including the Book of Daniel which He made reference to when He mentioned the “abomination of desolation” in Matt 24:15. If Daniel 9 could have been used to work out the date of His return Jesus of all Persons would have known that when He said no one knew, neither the Son but the Father. So those of us who use this Book to work out the date of His return (mid-tribbers), are we saying we are smarter than Jesus Christ, the Immanuel, God with us? Can you still claim to know the date of His return? I would love to hear your views.



1. James - February 4, 2014

The people who pushed this are in for some serious judgment and trouble. I remember this day, there were reports of Christians committing suicide because they were not assured of their salvation; Christian women having abortions due to their misunderstanding of Matt. 24-19.

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