WAS JESUS IGNORANT OF THE TIME OF HIS SECOND COMING?

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PROBLEM: The Bible teaches that Jesus is God (John 1:1) and that He knows all things (John 2:24; Col. 2:3). On the other hand, He “increased in wisdom” (Luke 2:52) and sometimes did not seem to know certain things (cf. John 11:34). Indeed, He denied knowing the time of His own second coming here, saying, “but of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

SOLUTION: We must distinguish between what Jesus knew as God (everything) and what He knew as man. As God, Jesus was omniscient (all-knowing), but as man He was limited in His knowledge. The situation can be schematized as follows:

JESUS AS GOD

Unlimited in knowledge

No growth in knowledge

Knew the time of His second coming

JESUS AS MAN

Limited in knowledge

Growth in knowledge

Did not know the time of His second coming

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