Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
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A lot of people have tried to guess when Christ will return over the past 2000 years. Everyone thought that they had good reasons for whatever date they picked, but so far they have all been wrong. When these dates come to pass, there are always some that leave the faith based on what the false prophet said.
There is no telling how many people were chased away from Christianity by false prophets like Harold Camping, who not only set several dates for Christ return that have already passed but fleeced people out of their life savings in the process. One of his followers actually tried to kill her family to protect them from the apocalypse!
Not only was she following a false prophet, but a preacher that somehow led her to believe that it was OK to kill her own children!
We as believers have a fine line that we have to walk when it comes to biblical prophecy.
On one hand, we are told that only the Father knows what day Jesus will return. On the other, we are told to watch for his coming. I feel that it must be soon, but I don’t know and neither do you. We can theorize, but we can’t know. Current events can, however, give us the incentive to act as if his return will be tonight. It is a part of learning about God so prophecy and the Second Coming can’t be ignored, but in some ways, it doesn’t even matter because even if he doesn’t come for another hundred years, we never know when our personal last day on Earth might occur it may even be tonight. Plan as if you will live to be 100 years old, but live as if you will see Jesus by the end of this article. Whenever he returns plan to already be busy doing his work.