We should not forget that even the very angels are ignorant of the day and hour of Christ’s second coming. And we should also remember it is not for man to attempt to set the month or the year or even the decade of the times of future events which the Father has established in His Own power. 9
Yet we have been commanded by Christ Himself to discern the signs of the times of happenings prior to His final coming.10 The time of some of these happenings can, we believe, from a close study of the Bible, be established roughly – within a margin of a century or two.
We should approach this whole matter with the necessary reserve. In so doing, however, it is still quite legitimate and indeed even necessary to inquire — what do the Christian Scriptures teach us about the relevance of the approximate time of the end of our twentieth and the start of our twenty-first centuries? Are we really living at the end of an age?