Monday, May 16, 2011

May 21, The End of the World?

As many know, there is a preacher who has said the world will end on May 21, and/or that Jesus Christ was coming back on that day. Some have paid their life's savings to advertise the fact.

I want to post this 1) to edify those who believe Jesus will return on May 21 and 2) to direct those who saw an ad about it and are curious.

To those who believe.

When you wake up in your normal everyday life on May 22, first thing, don't panic! God is still there, Jesus will indeed be coming back, but it won't be until some other point in time. How much later? We don't know. Jesus Christ Himself told us that even He didn't know when He was coming to rule on the earth. Only the Father knows. Jesus also said that He is coming like a thief. If someone knew when the thief would come, they would catch him. This is why we are commanded by Christ to watch and wait expectantly and make ourselves ready for His return at any moment. He could return in ten minutes, or maybe another 1000 years. We don't know. No Bible code, or other calculation can determine when He comes back. No one knows (yes this is a bad pun, but my pseudonym "No One" does not apply here. I do not know when Jesus is coming back, and I will not know until He comes to get me), and neither does Harold Camping. Remember he was wrong before.

Here's what the Bible says.

Mat 24:36
"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.

Mat 25:13
"So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day orhour of my return.

Mar 13:32
"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.


Matt 24:36

But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matt 25:13

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:32-37

But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

[For the Son of man is] as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

So, Jesus told us to watch. You May 21 believers, I admire you for watching and waiting for Christ to return, and also for announcing that He is returning, but please don't be disappointed and turn from the faith because God didn't come when you wanted Him to.

Rather, pray to God, read the Bible and keep watching, waiting and witnessing. Repent if God leads you to, for believing a date setter. I myself thought Christ was coming in 2000 and that I was ready. I see now that I was so immature in my faith then that I wonder now if I would have made the cut. Thank God He didn't come in 2000, for I have been able to grow in a relationship with Jesus since then. Remember I think in 2 Peter, God's patience gives time for others to repent.

Now, for you curious ones.

So what's all this stuff about the end of the world? Are these people crazy? Should I worry? Is the world going to end on May 21?

Yes the world is going to end, Jesus Christ is coming back, but probably not May 21, 2011. The Bible does tell us to be watchful for His return. I blogged about it in March. Please go read my blog "apocalypse now?" And then "hardboiled".

So go read those if you are curious about May 21 and the real end of the world, and see where the big differences are. Read those, THEN, go read the Bible (available every where and Pray to God, the God of the Bible to lead you and sho you the truth. Then, wherever I messed up in the blog, throw that away, and you follow what the Bible says. If you seek God (In His word, not this blog. This blog should point you back to His Word.) in this way, He will honor your search if you ask in the name of Jesus.

There has never been a better time to ask Jesus into your heart and ask to be forgiven for your sins. Come to the Lord Jesus Christ, and He will not fail you, even when worldly teachers do.

I pray the Lord will move you to seek forgiveness and life changing power in the Lord Jesus Christ, His Son. May His Spirit lead and guide you to the truth.

Lastly, and this is a waaay out there CMA, just in case. What if something does come or happen on May 21? What then?

Well, then that's a whole different ball of wax. In that event, I would say that it is most likely an an (or the) (A)antichrist. If someone or something appears and people say it is Jesus or proclaims itself God/Jesus, then it's lying. Because if something appears that day, people will say "Look, Jesus is here." Or, "Jesus came back to ," and they will be wrong. When Jesus returns, it will be self evident.

Mat 24:26 KJV - Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not.
Mat 24:27 KJV - For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

So as a closing note, pray about it, and ask God to show you the truth about the return of Jesus Christ. Go read Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.

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