December 18: The World’s End

I was in Westminster last week. There was, opposite its iconic palace, a sign predicting Christ’s return in December 2018. That would certainly be a nice, neat time with which to conclude the world’s business. Sadly, this particular prophet has a rather basic level of literacy and the board on which he wrote it was evidently requisitioned from a skip. His message is essentially correct, but that he would presume to offer us a time scale when Jesus Himself declined to do so singles him out as a crank. A pity, because there’ll be many walking past that sign who will recall it in January 2019, assuring themselves that Jesus never will return in judgement.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.Matthew 24:36