If You Forgive Them, They Are Forgiven

Q.  How should we interpret John 20:23? Since salvation depends on remission of all sins, it looks as though Jesus is empowering the disciples to either grant or withhold salvation. I know that this can’t be the case, as it contradicts other scripture. What is really being said here?

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Survivor’s Guilt?

Q.  My son-in-law has spent 17 years in the service, and been out of country for 8 of those.   He loves the Lord and he is  born again, he can’t seem to accept the fact that God has forgiven him for the “killings” he did or the fact that he was in charge of other men and couldn’t bring them home safe.  I know that the blood of Jesus is bigger than any sin, how do I get him to believe it?

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Losing Faith In The Pre-Trib Rapture

Q.  I have been a pre-trib rapture believer but now have questions.  Christians are supposed to be raptured before things turn real ugly.  Scripture promises that.  However, in other countries, we are already seeing beheadings and persecutions of the saints.  America hasn’t seen anything like this but I do believe it is coming to us.  I know it is impossible to know the rapture date but since we are seeing these horrible things occurring  elsewhere and slowly creeping in here, I now question my belief in the pre-trib rapture.

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Heaven, The Rapture, And Ezekiel 38

Q.  I have two questions and would like your perspective. First, I have lost two Christian friends in the past two years. I know they don’t have their new bodies yet, but have they in spirit met the Lord Jesus, and do you think they have been told when the Rapture will happen?

And second,  is it set in stone that the Battle of Ezekiel has to happen before the Rapture? I ask this because of all that’s going on in the Middle East. The beheading incident is chilling and a forewarning of what’s going to happen during the Great Tribulation.

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Children In The Millennium

Q.  Is it true that during the millennium  children will be born to populate the kingdom? I don’t know where I got the idea there would be no new children born, so I need you to straighten out my thinking.

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Ezekiel’s Sticks

Q.  In Ezekiel 37:16-28 God has the prophet take two sticks and join them together into one.  What it the passage really about?

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Judgment For Tribulation Saints?

Q. I love your site! I understand all the coming judgments, such as the Bema Seat, Great White Throne etc. But I cannot seem to find how the Tribulation Saints, the saints that are martyred in the last 3 1/2 years, are judged? Or are they? Thank you for your help.

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Marriage In Heaven?

Q. Thank you for your God inspired website. I read it every day and it has helped so much in my understanding and interest. In the past I’ve considered the Old Testament as just a history story of the way God was, but I now realize it has everything to do with the here and now.  My question is about the 1000 year reign. Its kind of childish I suppose, but do you think we will be with our same families?  If we are to live and marry and reproduce as originally planned, do you think it will be with our current spouses if they too are raptured?

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Believe Or Die!

Q. Something is laying heavy on my heart and was wondering if you could give me an answer. I have always felt Christians had one up on Muslims because I always thought Christ taught that it is up to you join Him or not, whereas Muslims have to join and stay a Muslim under coercion and threat of death. Deuteronomy 13:10- tells a different story. If God never changes why did he threaten death to those who refused to follow Him? Sounds like the koran. How can I tell a Muslim my God would not force you to believe in Him when He did it here?

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