So according to Harold Camping, God’s gonna pull up the tent pegs and break camp tomorrow, May 21. Or was it in 1994? I thought I’d throw out my two cents, for you to ponder … There are books written entirely on this, but we’re gonna nail it in 3 simple verses of Scripture.
1. Jesus is really God, and He is coming back someday.
Acts 1.9 After he [Jesus] said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
2. Christians look forward to [and are not surprised by] the return of Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 51 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. [written by Apostle Paul, 51AD]
3. Nobody knows the time Jesus will return.
Matthew 24: 36 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 39 That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. [spoken by Jesus, 33AD]
So here it is – Jesus IS coming again – maybe even today! While that sounds crazy to someone who doesn’t know and believe in Christ, it is true! BUT here’s the thing – we’re not supposed to spend our time trying to figure out the hour Jesus will return, but tell as many people about His love for them until He does [or until our time here on earth is over and we die and go to meet Him!] Focus you life now on living and loving people in order to tell them about Jesus – don’t waste it worrying about when the end of time will be!