If Jesus was God, why did He not know when He would return?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini Julie Nwaodu

I agree perfectly with Pastor Ezekiel Kimosop. Our Lord Jesus knows the exact time of His return as the omniscient God. For purposes of His personal safety and strategic shielding of His divinity from the Sanhedrin & even His disciples, Jesus chose, most times, to feign ignorance of certain phenomena. The things He pretended limited knowledge of are those that are clearly beyond the ordinary human faculties to discern. By so doing, Jesus placed Himself at the same level as all of us.

Man is therefore, required to be content with what God has desired to reveal to him and remain there. This may be what Deut. 29:29 means when it emphatically declares that "The secret things belong to the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us & to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law". Accordingly, it is wrong to say that Jesus did not actually know the real hour of His second advent. As God, He knows; as a human being, He would not know.

Pastor Chigozirim C. Nwaodu
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

August 21 2014 Report

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