Jesus may return to Earth tomorrow, a hundred years from now, or any other day, but it is unlikely to be this Saturday, May 21st- a day when the Family Radio organization expects His return. The reason is simple: The Bible says in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 that no one knows the day or hour of the Lord’s return, not angels or anyone else, but the God the Father.
The Bible further explains in 2 Peter 3:10 that the Lord will come as a “thief in the night.” So, to calculate and promote a specific date means to disregard the Bible’s teaching. Matthew 24:44 says Jesus will come when He is unexpected: “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
One of the claims made by Family Radio about the May 21, 2011 date is, “The Bible guarantee’s it!” The Bible actually states the opposite- that no one knows the day or hour of Jesus’s return, but only God the father.
In a poll conducted on March 16, 2011, Bible readers expressed their opinions about the recent Judgment Day claims. “They should know better than to ‘fear-monger’,” said R. Hartman, a housewife from Spotswood, New Jersey. “I think a lot of people lose respect for people who claim such things. If you know your Bible, you should know the truth!”
Richard Harris, retired Bible reader from Katy, Texas, said, “I believe the Word of God should be taken literally whenever possible. I am amazed at the clarity and simple truths that are ingrained in the Bible. God’s promises, precepts and provisions are clearly outlined in His Word and easily found and identified when reading and studying His Word.”
The book of Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” (King James Version)
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