By Bible Studies Online, May 4 2014 08:47PM
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
(Rev 22:12 AV)
At the beginning of 2011, I read Tom Breen's article in the Washington Post (3rd January 2011), about a group of "Christians" spreading the word that Jesus Christ will return and the world will end on May 21st 2011. They used the text of Acts 17:31 to justify their claims:
He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. (Acts 17:31 NKJV).
It is now May 2014! Clearly, they got their facts wrong!
It is quite right, of course, to believe that Jesus will come again, for it is His right to reign over all the earth. But as for making predictions about the date, may I remind the reader of what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself said on this issue:
"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming." (Matthew 25:13 NKJV)
Reader, be ready, Jesus is coming! Be ready always, for he could come today. He will certainly come "as a thief in the night". (1 Thessalonians 5:2 NKJV)