If your mechanic told you that your timing belt was going to break on a specific day—say May 21, 2011—you might be a bit skeptical. How could anybody know the exact time at which it would fail? Even so, you would probably check your owner’s manual to see when it should be replaced. Not being prepared for that would be disastrous to your car’s engine … and your bank account.
If a radio preacher told you that Jesus would come back on a specific day—say May 21, 2011—you might be a bit skeptical as well. How could anybody know the exact time of Jesus’ return? Didn’t Jesus say that nobody knows the day or hour of his return? Even so, you should probably check the Bible to see when you should be ready. Not being prepared for Jesus’ return would be disastrous to you and your family.
For more information, read what Jesus said about the end times in Matthew 24.