Recently a well-known radio and Bible preacher and teacher has predicted the imminent return of our Lord will occur on a particular day in May. You may have seen the billboards proclaiming it as "Judgement Day 2011 - Repent".
Although I am reluctant to be critical of another preacher, in this case I must humbly disagree. Jesus may indeed come back on May 21st, but He may also come back today, or tomorrow, or on January 12,2030. The scripture is emphatically clear that only God the Father knows the day and the hour! This fact alone makes me question the rationale for making such a bold prediction.
That being said, it is absolutely scriptural to live our lives in the light of His coming. We could indeed be living in the last hours. To properly understand this and its Biblical application is certainly relevant to the Christian life. Though believers may not agree on all the specific details of His return, most can agree on the Biblical command to be about our work of kingdom building if He should tarry.
So when you see the billboards displaying Judgement Day is May 21st, recognize that though it may be folly to so brazenly predict what only God knows, as Christians we should also prepare ourselves, for He may come today!
If not, I'll see you Sunday! Remember our Sunday evening series, "What in the world is going on?"
God bless,keep looking up!