FROM THE PULPIT: Watch for signs of the Second Coming, not 2013

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 05:58 PM.

We don’t talk much about that eventuality, but God has promised it will happen when we least expect it.

Jesus talks about it coming unannounced like a thief in the night. He describes it as a bridegroom arriving unannounced, saying those who are ready will go with him, and those who are not will be left behind.

No one knows the day or the hour. Jesus said that he himself doesn’t know the day or the hour.

I shake my head at the arrogance and pride of men and women who attempt to predict when certain milestones like the end of the world — Dec. 21 passed uneventfully — and the Second Coming will take place.

If Jesus doesn’t know, how do people think they can outsmart God by figuring out His plan?

Jesus says to watch for the signs, not to predict.

As we watch for the signs, we must prepare ourselves to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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