Reject Precise Predictions
It was a startling title: 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988! The author predicted not only the year but also the month and the day of Jesus’ return. I thought to myself, “One thing we can be sure about: Jesus will not be returning on that day!” Mark 13:32 says, “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.”
If we knew the precise day of Christ’s return, we would not live in the state of continual watchfulness and readiness that God desires.
After Jesus explained that no one but His heavenly Father knows the exact time of His return, He stated, “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is” (Mark 13:33). In spite of God’s clear statements regarding the return of Christ, many people have a persistent curiosity to know the exact day of Christ’s Second Coming.