Reflection and perspective on believing and pronouncing that May 21st was Judgment Day.
"So let’s reflect on this together. First, what can be affirmed? What were you right to feel and to believe?
- Your heart was in the right place.This may sound like a minor matter, or it may sound like condescension, but I assure you it’s not. This is a rare and exceedingly important thing. It’s perfectly right to yearn for the day of Christ’s return. It’s right to desire with all of your heart that you could be with God right now. ”Better is one day in your courts,” writes the Psalmist (84:10), “than thousands elsewhere.” You longed to be in those courts together with the saints. It is a good thing to thirst for God and to look forward to the day when God’s truth and grace and justice will be made known to all humankind. I believe that desire is precious to God.
- You were right to believe that God will, one day, gather his children unto himself and draw history as we know it to a close.The most persuasive falsehoods are always the ones that contain the greatest proportion of the truth. Although only a very small slice of the Christian community believed that Judgment Day was arriving on May 21st, the vast majority of the church around the globe and throughout its history has believed that Christ would come again to bring judgment and restoration, and ultimately the beginning of a new age of peace and justice. We should always live as though Christ’s return is imminent. Today is always the day of salvation."
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man,
no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."