Thursday, May 19, 2011

Is it possible to know for sure when Jesus is going to return?

"May 21, 2011, according to loyal listeners of Family Radio, a Christian broadcasting network based in Oakland, California, will mark the Day of Rapture and the start of Judgment Day (which, they say, will last five months). Those who are saved will be taken up to heaven, and those who aren’t will endure unspeakable suffering. Dead bodies will be strewn about as earthquakes ravage the Earth, they say. And come October 21, they’ll tell you, the entire world will be kaput."

Wow! Is it really possible for people to know for sure when Jesus will return? We'll kee this answer short and simple, because that's exactly what Jesus did when He was teaching about this topic. In fact, His teaching on this matter was so straightforward, so clear, that I'm just going to share His words with you. Here is what Jesus said about His future return:

  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. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.  But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.  So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." (Matthew 24:36-44)
So, lets recap. Jesus made it clear that NO ONE knows when He is going to return. NO ONE. That includes this group which claims they know. They may have cool t-shirts, crazy billboards, and awesome RV's (I want to take a vacation with one of those RV's!) but they don't know. In fact, Jesus doesn't make a big deal about the WHEN, He makes a big deal about being ready! So, that begs the question: Are you ready for Jesus to return?  He is coming.


  1. Listening to Twitter - You gotta laugh!

    You have to give Harold Camping credit. A worldwide audience has noticed his prediction. I have enjoyed watching the twitterverse respond to this predicted event. Below are some of the more humorous tweets. I gathered some directly off Twitter, and others from

    · “If I owe you money, I don’t plan on paying you until after May 21.”

    · “Who wants to have a rapture party this Saturday? I’ll make clam dip.”

    · “Remember everyone: It’s gauche to wear white before Judgment Day.”

    · “I need to get some ammo and ice cream before the rapture.”

    · “If the rapture is happening Saturday, why is the guy still soliciting donations on his website?”

    · “I really don’t have time for the rapture. Plus the weather is supposed to be bad.”

    · “With all the 5/21 end of the world talk, why am I on a diet? If we make it to 5/22, I’ll get back on the diet.”

    · “My mom acts like the devil. Judgment Day is on her birthday. Coincidence? I think not.”

    · “Dude really predicted the end of the world on Pacific time. Guess he wanted to catch some waves before the rapture.”

    · “The only way I would believe it’s Judgment Day is if Morgan Freeman came up and told me.”

    · “Someone just called our dealership and asked if we were having a Judgment Day sale this weekend.”

    · “Saturday, May 21 forecast: Doomy with a chance of rapture.”

    From: Thom Rainer -

  2. One of my friends' birthday is the 22nd....... Probably shouldn't tell him about this.