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Does the Bible Say When Jesus Christ Will Return?

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Contrary to what many people believe or claim, the Bible does not say when Jesus Christ will return. On the contrary, it clearly says that we do not know. Consider the following biblical statements:

Matthew 24:4-6 Matthew 24:4-6 4 And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
American King James Version×
-“And Jesus answered and said to them: 'Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

Matthew 24:23 Matthew 24:23Then if any man shall say to you, See, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
American King James Version×
-“Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe it.”

Matthew 24:36 Matthew 24:36But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
American King James Version×
,-“But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only….”

Matthew 24:44 Matthew 24:44Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.
American King James Version×
-“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.”

Matthew 25:13 Matthew 25:13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.
American King James Version×
-“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”

Acts 1:6-7 Acts 1:6-7 6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.
American King James Version×
-“Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, 'Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?' And He said to them, 'It is not for your to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.'”

All the above passages tell us that we are not to know the exact time of the return of Jesus Christ, and that we should not misinterpret events as indicating the end of the world is upon us. We will not know for certain they are signs of the end. GN

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  • Maria George

    According to my knowledge the prophecies don’t tell us when Christ will return. Jesus said; “Nobody knows the day or the hour”, even not the angels or Jesus Himself. But, as we look at the signs Jesus subscribed, we can know the season.

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