Monday, May 23, 2011

Surprise, We Are Still Here

Harold Camping is consistent if nothing else. Once again Mr. Camping has miscalculated the world's end. This comes as no surprise for Christian's who follow prophesy or anyone with rudimentary logic for that matter. Mr. Camping's date setting was based on the date of Noah's flood. And when exactly was that again? I am afraid the only certain doom is for those who insist on declaring a date for that which Jesus clearly stated no date can be known.

Does God keep secrets? Apparently He does. And He keeps no secret of this secret keeping. Jesus, who was God, is God, and always will be God - but is not God the Father, put it this way:

Mark 13:32 (King James Version)

32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Did Jesus not know all things during his earthly tenure?

Hebrews 5:8 (King James Version)

8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Or how about this one:

Revelation 1

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

God the Father gave a "revelation" unto Jesus? What's that all about? When did that happen? I'll bet you always read that as "gave unto John". Maybe you should read it again.

Would it really bother you if today God the Father knew something that God the Son did not know? It wouldn't bother me. Would this limitation disturb the omniscient aspect of God? Not if we truly believe in the oneness of God. I would not suggest bringing it up at the neighborhood Bible study.

Is there a point to all this? Only that we all have a lot to learn. We are well advised not to climb too far out on any heretical limb in search of apples.

But the next time you hear some pastor experiencing his mental entanglements while recounting a story from Jesus' life and assuring you that "Jesus knew all things because He was God", you can think of me enjoying it with you.

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