Sunday, 22 May 2011
Jesus Did Not Come Back – Yet
Jesus did not return – yet. But the day will come when He will return. Christus Pantokrator in a Greek icon. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
May 21st came and went, but Jesus did not return.
Recently, Harold Camping gave sceptics a good reason for criticising some Christians for their lack of critical thinking.
Mr. Camping is an old man so we should refrain from throwing stones at him. After all, none of us is omniscient or all-knowing.
It is good to keep in mind that Mr. Camping was not the first one who failed in his prediction of Jesus’ return, and hardly the last one, either.
Camping forgot a very essential element. Jesus had said of His return, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” (Mark 13:32-33).
In addition, Mr. Camping misinterpreted a key verse in Second Peter: ”With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” He forgot the little word like. We cannot use a verse like this to predict the Lord’s return.
So here we are and live and work until Jesus will return.