May 20, 2011 – No, the world is not ending on May 21, 2011 and the Bible does not call the day Judgment Day. We should avoid setting dates for any end of the world events. The Bible clearly states that the timing of Christ’s second coming is unknown to himself or to the angels in heaven: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Matthew 24:36. Christ repeatedly told his disciples that the sequence and timing of such end-time events was in the hands of his Father only. Just before his accession, Christ made this salient point again with his disciples when they asked him if it was time to restore the nation of Israel. “And he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” Acts 1:7 Yet men, who are made a little lower than the angels, claim to know what has been secreted from the ages, hidden from human eyes, and is privileged to the Most High only. Christ warned his disciples: “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Matthew 24:42. There are two other vital points about Christ’s coming worth mentioning: Every eye shall see the coming and all nations shall mourn because of His unexpected return. (Rev 1:7, Matt 24:30) Only He who made the world has the power to decide its end. This right of judgment resides in the authority and power of God, “who created all things by Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 3:9. Out of loving reverence and trust for the Creator, we should be careful about claiming rights and knowledge that is reserved to His providence along. Job 11:7. Man is called to stand firmly on the word of God as his foundation of truth and not on his interpretation of it. Christ came to this Earth, suffered an ignominious death and brought healing and light to human souls to demonstrate the true nature and loving character of the very God which was shrouded in the shadows and lies instigated by the fallen Lucifer. After this disappointment, thousands must live with frayed hopes and a faith that is in tatters because it rests more in the hands of men than it does in the promises and Word of the Almighty.