“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Oh and the numerologists of course. Can’t keep anything secret from them”
Not the Bible: The Ungospel of Matthew 24:36
People have been predicting the return of Christ for years. And I mean years. For those who take a dim view of those who do so and want to call them false prophets and have them punished, we should recall that the list also includes Martin Luther who expected the parousia in 1530:
“for it is certain from the holy Scriptures that we have no more temporal things to expect. All is fulfilled.”
Let’s not get hung up on when He is coming again or wasting time berating those that do.
Both of these responses distract us from living for Christ in the now.
Yes, we should interpret the signs – for we know that our salvation is nearer than when we first believed – but let’s keep our eyes on the goal and press on to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.