Sunday, January 16, 2011

Judgment Day May 21, 2011


“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.." Matthew 24:36-39

On wikipedia it reads. "In Harold Camping's book 1994? he claimed there was a very high likelihood that the world would end in September 1994, although he did acknowledge in the book "the possibility does exist that I could be wrong." He makes no mention of this failure when establishing his new claims of the end of the world in October 2011."

Some say that Harold Camping is a prophet but remember that a prophet cannot tell a lie and prophets don't guess what is going to happen. This is what God says about false prophets.

"Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds." Jeremiah 14:14

In Mark 13:3 Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple when Peter, James, John and Andrew were questioning Jesus privately.

Notice that these are believers. Those who are no longer in darkness, no longer dead in their sins and they ask Jesus privately in Mark 13:4

"Tell us, when will these things be...." and Jesus then describes His second coming at the end of the present age.

Read the verses that follows and you'll notice that Jesus is continually speaking to his disciples. All the way up to and including Mark 13:32 where Jesus says,

"But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, not the Son, but the Father alone."

Notice that Jesus is telling His followers that no one knows, not even the Son, but the Father alone.

And then.... read the next verse.

"Take heed, keep on the alert, for YOU do not know when the appointed time will come." Mark 13:33

John MacArthur wrote,

"When Jesus spoke these words to the disciples, even He had no knowledge of the date and time of His return. Although Jesus was fully God (John 1:1,1:14), when He became a man, He voluntarily restricted the use of certain divine attributes (Philippians 2:6-8). He did not manifest them unless directed by the Father (John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38).

He demonstrated His omniscience on several occasions (cf. John 2:25; 13:3), but He voluntarily restricted that omniscience to only those things God wanted Him to know during the days of His humanity (John 15:15). Such was the case regarding the knowledge of the date and time of His return. After He was resurrected, Jesus resumed His full divine knowledge (cf. Matthew 28:18; Acts 1:7)."