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Monday, May 23 2011
Religious broadcaster Harold Camping is now 0-2 in his career of predicting the end of the world.  His first prediction was for September 1994.  When that date passed uneventfully, he recalculated and determined that last Saturday, May 21, 2011 was the actual date for Judgment Day.  Wrong again.

On Sunday he told the San Francisco Chronicle he was "flabbergasted" that his prediction had not come true.  I don't know about you, but I was totally "unflabbergasted." 

Throughout the centuries many have tried to set a date for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, even though Jesus Himself said that "no one knows" when He will return.

Jesus told a story about a man who went on a journey, leaving his servants in charge.  Their responsibility was to carry on their assigned task.  One was to stand at the door and "keep watch."

The watchman's responsibility was not just to alert all the other servants to "look busy" when he saw the master returning.  His job was to watch out for any danger that might threaten the master's house.  The watchman was not the servant's lookout; he was the master's lookout. 

The servants were not expected to goof off until the watchman said, "Look out, the master's coming now!"  The servants were supposed to stay busy at work all the time, not just when the master was arriving.

Why do so many people want to know when Jesus will return?  Obviously, so they can be ready then.  Jesus says that's the wrong way to look at it.  Don't be ready then; be ready now.

"Keep watch," Jesus said, "because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back. . . . If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping  What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch!" (Mark 13:35-37, NIV).
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