Or just maybe we should quit asking questions that have no answers, that are clear out of our province? There are so many seemingly erudite answers to this question that one must conclude that there is really no absolute and positive answer in human purview. There are a great many learned folk in this area, meaning they all know what the Bible says, but their interpretations differ. so we are left to make a personal choice. This is, to say the least, a rather dangerous way to take a positive stand one way or another. If it had been among the things we humans really needed to know, you would think it would have been made clear and plain as in, “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth and all that’s in them, and on a certain day in a certain month in a certain year, He will destroy them.” But He didn’t. And the guessing game seems both useless and quite presumptuous actually. Maybe we should concentrate on being ready to go or stay at His bidding, here or there. We are created beings in a universe way too big for us to understand. We have been given instructions by our Maker on how to live here according to His will., simple enough for a child to understand: Love God and one another. Why complicate matters with guesswork?
In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and people and placed them in a beautiful garden. But their curiosity about their perfect surroundings cost them dearly. Is there a lesson here for us mere mortals? What makes us think we have to know everything in order to enjoy life?
What’s wrong with just enjoying life, and letting it be, not worrying about the day, hour and minute when it ceases to be?
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” Matt. 24:36
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed and watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is.” Mark 13: 32, 33
Doesn’t this put a conclusive end to needless and ineffective human speculation?