This is more of an in-house discussion among Christians, but feel free to weigh in with some speculation on the issue if you’re outside the Christian camp. Jesus tells us no man can know the day or the hour, and I believe him, no one can know the day or hour. But could someone guess?
There is no shortage of people proclaiming the end of the world and so far they’ve all been wrong. But let’s say God was going to bring about the end on September 17th 2013, couldn’t someone –in theory at least — guess that day?
If some crack pot were to guess September 17th, would God change the day? Would he intervene as to assure no one would ever guess his appointed day? Or would he allow the prediction to be made even if by a sandwich-board wearing crack pot?