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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Save the Date? Maybe Not.

An unemployed woman in Colorado Springs has paid $1,200 to purchase advertising space on bus benches. They advise: “Save the Date! Return of Christ May 21, 2011.” She believes Armageddon, which she perceives to be the end of the world, will arrive next year.

I have to wonder if she explains in a job interview that she can’t work past May 21, 2011.

Although the topic of Christ’s return intrigues me, I wouldn’t spend a dime to advertise the date of His return. It’s not because I’m Scottish; I simply don’t know when He will return. Nor does any one else, except God. Didn’t Jesus tell His disciples, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority”? (See Acts 1:7.)

I do know, however, that believers should hope for Christ’s return, and while they hope they should lead a credible Christian life (1 John 3:2-3).

Do I feel tempted to sit on a certain bus bench and block the date? What’s your guess?