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?
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?
Q. What can I say to a friend who uses the persecution of the early Church to deny the pre-trib rapture? Looking at the way they suffered he can’t understand how we can expect to escape?
Q. We know that God has not already raptured the Church because of His long suffering, giving every human a chance to trust His plan of salvation. Do you think He will come back at a time when every person that will make a decision for Him will have done so, or will there be those who might have trusted Him at a later date, but be lost because He came back? Or do you think it is simply a number thing, when the full number of Gentiles has come in?
Q. I firmly hold and believe that pre-trib is both correct and the only accurate biblical position for the rapture. However, I have a hard time coming to terms with believers after the rapture experiencing God’s wrath along with the world. I know they are tribulation saints but am I missing something?
Q. I believe God is going to do something supernatural to show Israel he is God, to cause them to come back to Him, and I think this is what scripture says. Is this right?
Q. My friend has a new pastor who commented that currently there is no one (believer/unbeliever) in Heaven or Hell. He also believes that there are 3 raptures. I know what I believe, but how would you respond?
Q. When referring to Romans 13, which talks about submitting to governing authorities, does that mean the government has the right to control people’s lives? I know there are countries like China and North Korea that often seem to do that. This has happened throughout the Roman Empire in medieval times. When properly understood how authority works, how do we apply it to Biblical scripture?
Q. Genesis 6:4 speaks of children who were born of an unholy union between fallen angels and human women. On the whole Genesis 6 implies these children were evil and perpetuated evil and the whole world became corrupt to the point of God having to start humankind all over again with clean DNA. This leads to several assumptions: These children did not have an eye toward God; the purpose of their breeding was that they would spread evil and havoc upon the earth; that they were of a corrupt DNA, and since that corrupt DNA came from fallen angels, they did not have a spirit that would strive for God. Therefore, they did not get saved, and they are spending eternity in hell. And herein are the problems and my questions.
How is their spending eternity in hell “fair?” If I was one of these children burning in hell, I would plead “Not fair; what choice did I have!?” With a demonic nature, we infer they had no chance of desiring God and being saved. Does the demonic portion of their seed nullify them from being human?
Q. Re: The Lord’s comments to Thomas in the Upper Room. Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” You have said that Jesus was talking about the Church. Does this mean that Thomas (and any others) who actually saw him physically after his resurrection, before believing in his resurrection, are grouped with Old Testament believers and are not considered a part of the church?