I am amazed when someone will hold to a teaching that is contradictory to the Bible. Even a cursory reading of the bible refutes what they teach. Recently on social network sites I have seen a rise in people putting forth statements or teachings that even in a simple cursory reading of the bible contradicts what they say. That, you think should end the discussion but it doesn’t. I want to take a moment to address one that has been around before and has been exposed as foolishness bringing shame a scorn not only to those who put it forth but also to God.
If we look at a section of scripture like Acts 1:6-8 what do you see? The Lord Jesus now resurrected is with the disciples on the mount just before he ascends to heaven. They inquire if he is going to restore the kingdom to Israel. The Lord Jesus says “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority,” then the Lord goes on to say they are to be His witnesses, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to the world.
I could also add where in Matthew 24 it talks about the return of the Lord being like a thief in the night. And it says almost the exact word for word thing in 1 Thessalonians 5. And in both cases we are commanded to be alert. To make it our daily pattern to be ready for when the Lord returns for us because we do not know when he will come.
How can anyone then be so bold as to say we can know when the Lord returns. Or be so bold as to contradict, that is exactly what it is a contradicting, your God & Father. Or even the Lord Jesus who says himself that “No one except the Father knows when...” How can they twist scripture and contradict the Lord’s own words?
And the biggest part of this heresy! They go as far as to say The Lord will return on this date. Do they not remember that in 1980’s a twisted soul wrote a book explaining the 80 some reasons why He would return that year? And then next year had to write one additional reason why the Lord would not be coming back until next year. We could also mention how the Jehovah Witnesses have on a number of occasions predicted the Lord’s return at a specific date. Thousands of misguided souls sold their material goods to await the specific date only to still be here and without anything the next day.
I pray that these souls will release the heresy they are guarding and see the truth. Let me leave a warning for us all. Not just them but all of us. It goes like this:
“I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plaques described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away from his share in the tree of life and the holy city described in this book.”