No One Knows The Day Or Hour

Satan twists God’s message by elevating one Scripture at the expense of all others. Sadly, many Christians play right along with him. Interpreting Scripture is not “this and not that”, but “line upon line”. In other words, we need to stop shredding Scriptures, ignoring others, and assuming what they mean, and start trusting every Scripture for what they plainly say. I see many examples of this assumptive Scripture-twisting in the Church and I’ve argued that it is the primary reason divisions exist within Christianity. I’ve written a lot about the need for faithful, comprehensive exegesis in regards to the topics of faith vs. works and the partial-rapture doctrine (see here, here, and here).

What I want to talk about now is the ad infinitum repeat of “no one knows the day or hour” (Matt. 24:36, Mk. 13:32) as an argument against the Revelation 12 Sign. For those of us watching for Jesus’ appearing, what confuses us the most is why so many Christians base their entire theory of eschatology on just two verses when there are literally dozens of other Scriptures that paint a more complete picture. Even more – over a quarter of the Bible is prophecy. There are literally dozens and dozens of signs listed in Scripture that indicate the nearness of Jesus’ return along with a number of commands to “Watch!” (Matt. 24:42-44, 25:10, 13, Mk. 13:35-37, Lk. 12:37-39, 21:36, Rev. 3:3).

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