Christ tells them again that it was not for them to know the
times or dates the Father had set (Acts 1:7). However, at this
time, He did not say that He (the Son) did not know the date.
At this second asking, Jesus did not claim not to have this
knowledge because He was then omniscient, once again!
The above passage (Matt. 24:36) was certainly true while
Christ appeared in human flesh, but it did not pertain to Christ
in His post-resurrection/glorified state, approximately forty days
later, nor does it pertain to all people future to the time that it
was stated. It is axiomatic, that all will know when it is all over.
The words translated there as “no one knows” do not mean
“no one will know.” Actually, the word in the Greek is
which is used in the perfect tense and describes an action
which is viewed as past tense. Accordingly, it should be trans-
lated as it is in the YLT (Young’s Literal Translation) as “no one
hath known.” No one having known before Christ’s resurrec-
tion in any way precludes everyone from knowing later. There-
fore, let us not stumble over one passage, but continue to seek
from the prophetic word of God.
The disciples equalled that day, the end day, with the time
of restoring the kingdom to Israel (Matt. 24:3; Acts 1:6). This
is also seen in the Old Testament (Amos 9:11; Dan. 2:44).
These passages clearly equate the end with the restoration of
Israel. If we can find out when the restoration will take place,
then we will know when the end will be.
THE BIBLE SETS DATES
The Book of Revelation was written decades after the books
of Matthew and Mark. Once certain events of the tribulation
take place, one can know when other events, and when the