Q. I’m having trouble with the souls under the altar in Rev 6:9-11. This sounds so much like true believers waiting many years for the Lord to avenge our blood. If these souls were killed during the Tribulation wouldn’t they know that they wouldn’t have to wait much longer without asking ? Also why do you think John didn’t see or mention a multitude of people before the tribulation starts? I know many believe the 24 elders with crowns perhaps represent the raptured saints but why wouldn’t John make it more clear what was to happen to true believers before the tribulation ?
Q. Concerning we who are believers and have been raptured. Will we still mourn for our family and friends who were left behind?
Q. In 2 Thes. 1:6 – 10 we read as follows.
6 Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
This passage seems very clearly to point to a post trib rapture unless I am missing something glaringly obvious. I have asked many ministers and teachers about this passage and have not really had a satisfactory response, so I was wondering if you would like to have a stab at it.
Q. Re: At An Hour When We Don’t Expect Him. So, if i am not watching for the rapture that you say is imminent and I have repented of my sins and I know that Jesus died for my sins and paid the debt that I owe, I am not going to be raptured because I’m not watching for it. Is that right? If I am going to be raptured even if I’m not watching for it, than why should I watch for it as you suggest?
Q. What about believers whose bodies have been cremated and ashes deposited over the oceans or into the air and whatever particles of dust remain were consumed by animals or fish; or those who have been burned in fires and there is no body; or anything else that that would prevent there being a body to bury? I don’t know how to say this because I do not want to be flippant, but it seems there will be some in the Rapture who will not have a body with which to be reunited. Will God call into being a new body with identical traits as the living counterpart had?
Q. This isn’t really a question but a thought. Why should I tithe at my church when the pastors there live in million dollar houses and drive a BMW or Mercedes. Yes, I do know this for a fact. So basically my tithe is supporting their expensive mortgages. These same men turn around and tell all of us to be content with what we have and that having a lot of money is basically evil unless we use it for God’s purpose. Yeah, like supporting their BMW payments.
Q. Thank you for the tremendous effort you put into your site. It is a great blessing and a must read every day. It seems like every where I read just about every one, that is all born again believers, are expecting the rapture very soon, but the Bible says it will happen at a time when it is not expected . The thought that we might have to wait longer for it to occur is sad, can you please comment.
Q. As always, thank you for your ministry. It is a shining spot in my day. I just want to clear something up in my mind regarding the 40 year desolation in Egypt. I thought that the Millennium was to be a time of peace and prosperity until some time towards the end when Satan is to be let loose for a time. If that is so, then how will Egypt be made desolate for 40 years at the beginning?
Q. How do you respond to claims in books written by unbelievers that there’s no historical evidence for the existence of Jesus and that Christianity is just another version of the savior myths that were part of so many ancient societies?