Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Is it possible to predict when Jesus will come again?

Is it possible for one to accurately predict Judgment Day? What does the Bible say?

There have been many different people throughout history who have claimed to have predicted when the Judgment Day is going to occur and every time they are proven to be wrong. William Miller (Adventist Movement), Joseph Smith (Mormon Faith), C.T Russell (The Jehovah's Witnesses) and many others have all been shown to be false prophets when it comes to predicting the future return of Jesus. It is my conclusion that the Family Radio Worldwide organization will be shown to be false as well.

What Does the Bible Say about the Date and Time of Judgment Day?
  • “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only" (Matthew 24:36).
  • "Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night." (1 Thessalonians 5:1-2).
One of the points that Scripture is very clear on is that no one can predict the exact date and time of the 2nd Coming and Judgment Day. Instead of guessing when it is going to occur, we should instead live in a constant state of preparedness or readiness.

If one is prepared for the 2nd Coming by being "in Christ" (Galatians 3:27), Judgment Day is not a event to fear, but an occasion for rejoicing for at that moment we will go on to be with the Lord forever.

Notice what a glorious day the Judgment will be for those who are prepared.

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

No matter what the latest so called prophet says, no one knows when Jesus will come again. Christians should inform those who are easily mislead that there is no reason to spend time picking arbitrary dates, trying to find a supposed secret mysterious formula from the pages of Scripture or applying ancient Biblical symbolism to modern events. The believer, instead, should teach others the gospel so they too may obey and have life when He does come again.

by Cliff Sabroe