Is the date of Christ's return fixed from God's perspective?

squirrelyguy

Active member
In 2 Peter 3, we are told that 1) Christ's return is being delayed (v. 9), and that 2) we can do something to hasten it (v. 12). If it can be delayed and hastened, doesn't it follow that the date of Christ's return has not been fixed yet?
 

Caroljeen

Active member
In 2 Peter 3, we are told that 1) Christ's return is being delayed (v. 9), and that 2) we can do something to hasten it (v. 12). If it can be delayed and hastened, doesn't it follow that the date of Christ's return has not been fixed yet?
Are you an open theist?

Mt 24: 36 “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. NSRV
 

CrowCross

Super Member
In 2 Peter 3, we are told that 1) Christ's return is being delayed (v. 9), and that 2) we can do something to hasten it (v. 12). If it can be delayed and hastened, doesn't it follow that the date of Christ's return has not been fixed yet?
In Gods realm, it already happened.
 

puddleglum

Active member
In 2 Peter 3, we are told that 1) Christ's return is being delayed (v. 9), and that 2) we can do something to hasten it (v. 12). If it can be delayed and hastened, doesn't it follow that the date of Christ's return has not been fixed yet?

Apparently our actions have some part in determining when Christ will return but God already knows when that will take place so from his point of view the time is already determined.
 

JosephLeo

New Member
Only the Father knows. Whether he has already determined it or not, we do not know. But, one thing for certain is that his return will definitely be at the end of the world -- an extinction level event, just like the flood.
 
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