"But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." Matthew 24:36-44
Something my pastor always says is that the bible wasn't written to confuse us. It wasn't written so that we'd have to spend years figuring out the hidden messages and equations. God wrote a book so that we'd know what he wants us to know. If God wanted us to know that Jesus would be returning on May 21, 2011...it would have been written. THAT is belief...THAT is faith.
I'm not claiming that Saturday won't be the day. It very well may be. But for any human to claim to know...to claim to have figured out the magic rapture equation with all the numbers in the bible...I feel like its playing God for a fool. Or maybe just playing God.
I have genuine concern for the many who believe this. Who have made these claims...shared these claims. I worry that there will be mass suicides or something foolish to mask their humility. I worry about the millions of people in the world who will look at these radicals and call this Jesus Christ. Call this Christianity. Call this belief in the true Savior. I suppose all we can do it pray that this be used for God's true glory.
If you want to know what the bible says...if you want to know about rapture...if you want to know about the second coming of Christ...if you want to know about God...find a bible and read it. Don't let radicals make you believe that they have figured something out beyond what the bible wants us to know.
Peace and Blessings to you my faithful readers :)