7th-Day Advent Bible Ministry Church - Jesus Christ Is Coming Back Soon
Date setting on the Second Coming of Christ
 
 
Many zealous Christians have misinterpreted the notion of date setting. The misunderstanding is stemmed out of misinterpretation of Scripture without a proper understanding of what date setting is all about.
 
A. What is date setting?
1. If I told you that the Lord is coming on October 22, 1844; that is date setting.
2. If I told you that Jesus Christ is coming on a date and year, e.g. let’s say – December 10, 2012; that would be date setting.
 
B. What is NOT date setting?
1. If I said, “Jesus Christ is returning after Sunday law is enforced; that is not date setting. Why? Because "NO" date is given.
2. If I said, “This current Pope is the last Pope;” that is not date setting. Why? Because “NO” date is given.
 
C. Has the day and hour for Jesus Christ to come again "SET" (Appointed) already? Has God set the date already?
1. God has already set the day and hour of Jesus Christ’s return. He knows the future – Matthew 24:36; Acts 17:31.
2. God never told us of the day and hour of Jesus Christ’s return and that does not mean that He has not set or appointed the day and hour yet.
 
D. Date setting by God.
The day of Jesus Christ’s return has already been appointed. He knows the day and hour of Jesus Christ’s return. Just because God never told us of the day and hour, that does not mean that the date is not set yet.
 
E. What did Mrs. White say about the day and hour of Jesus Christ's return?
She says, "But the day and the hour of His coming Christ has not revealed. . . . The exact time of the second coming of the Son of man is God's mystery." {The Faith I Live By, p.344.5}
 
F. This is the last Pope
 If I said, "The current reigning Pope  Benedict XV1 is the last Pope and the world will end;" Is that date setting? Of course not! There is no date given in here.
 
 
 Misunderstanding what date setting is all about is a mere reflection of someone who is most likely to misinterpret the Scriptures very easily.  
 
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