Being in the ministry for fifty years I've noticed that there is a season for the strange prophecy views to make their rounds. The folks who have done mathematical calculations as to when the Lord returns. What is it that causes the truth always to attracts error? These folks do not listen or carefully read sound and solid works. They sit around and calculate with a computer when the Lord returns. Now even the apostles Paul and John could not figure out their reasoning. You can smell their pride that they have found out something that others have missed.
The Lord did not have me in mind when He set forth their dating of the return of Christ. I made bad grades in high school in math, so I'm left out when He revealed the timetable to these great minds who now have it figured out.
Please do not waste your time reading their figuring. It will only strain your brain! Remember, a few weeks back the rapture was going to take place? And others now have a new date figured out as well. While it takes a few minutes to fully understand the Pre-Tribulational Rapture of the church, and a few more minutes to get clear the Premillennial return of the Lord, this is really all not that complicated. God is not so interested that we fully understand the timing of His coming, but that we grasp the basic order of His coming! The Bible is clear, just don't listen (or look at their new charts) and waste your time.
Both the OT and the NT are clear and certain as to His return. To help many of you, Dr. Tom McCall and I are working on a complete CD set that will explain all of the basics from the great passages of Scripture. We will let you know when it is completed! —Dr. Mal Couch (1/11)