This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. It began as an effort to blog through that book, posting each of the Questions and Answers in the book in the order in which they appeared. I started this on Dec. 10, 2011. I completed blogging from that book on July 11, 2015. Along the way, I began to also post snippets from Dr. Steele's other writings — and from some other holiness writers of his times. Since then, I have begun adding material from his Bible commentaries. I also re-blog many of the old posts.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Why Did Jesus Not Know the Hour of His Return?

QUESTION: Explain Mark 13:22, "But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, nor the Father."

ANSWER: It seems to have been a part of the humiliation of the Son of God while on the earth that there should be a limit to his knowledge, not of future events, but of the dates of certain great crises such as the destruction of Jerusalem and his own second coming to judge the world. Why? It has not been revealed. Perhaps it was to bring him into perfect sympathy with us who know that certain events are in the future, but we do not know when. No man, except condemned murderers, knows the date of his future death, though he is certain of the event.

Steele's Answers p. 66.

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