Q. I know that there is a judgment seat of Christ and a Great White Throne Judgment in the Bible. Years ago I recall my Grandfather talking about a Bema Seat Judgment, but I can find nothing in my King James Version about it. He spoke of its meaning as the same as the Judgment Seat of Christ. Do you know anything about this?
Q. I have listened to your teaching on the battle of Ezekiel 38 and the timing of the rapture. I am confused as how this is related to Romans 11:25, (For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.) Does this mean that when the “last” Gentile person is saved that the battle begins and the church is raptured, or are these events unrelated?
Q. What will become of the non-believers who have not come to faith prior to the Second Coming, yet have managed to survive through the Tribulation era while refusing to take the mark? Will these individuals also take part in the repopulating of the planet during the Millennial Era along with the Tribulation Saints, or will they suffer the same fate as those who willingly took the mark, and are part of the antichrist system?
Q. Re: the 7 years leading up to the 2nd Coming. There evidently is not peace on the earth before the 70th week starts or there wouldn’t be a need for a 7 year peace treaty with Israel. Then, when Revelation 6 starts there is turmoil with the four horsemen. Granted, it gets much worse in the second half but it does not sound to me like there is peace before or during the 70th week. My question is how does the below verse fit when there isn’t peace occurring in the world? In I Thess. 5:3 “When they say peace and safety then sudden destruction comes upon them and they shall not escape.”
Do you think there must be a there a short bit of time with a reprieve of peace between the signing of the treaty and the 1st horseman coming on the world scene?
Q. How come the battle of Gog and Magog in Rev. 20 is not mentioned as any of the major prophetic events in the road map to eternity. Whenever we hear the battle of Gog Magog it usually pertains to EZE 38 and 39. I would appreciate if you can please shed some light into why the Bible describes the battle in Rev 20 with the same name of the battle in Ezekiel.
Q. There seems to be a huge move of the Spirit in the world with many souls coming to Christ. People in South America, Asia, Africa, Muslim nations etc. This doesn’t seem to be happening in the U.S. as it is in these nations. I have looked on the internet and found many of our well known religious leaders prophesying that in 2015 a great outpouring will take place here. At the same time their prophesying seems tainted with, that the U.S. will regain it’s prominence in the world and a new political freedom will emerge. That part of their prophesying doesn’t add up with the political climate that has emerged in the last 20 years or so. Do you have any wisdom on the future of the U.S. in light of what these people say they are hearing from God?
Q. In the column of Feb. 4th entitled “Three Questions of Matt.24″ in the section “I’ve Got a Secret” you say that the church and Israel are two different entities with two different destinies. The NT tells us that through Christ, Jews and Gentiles become one new man. So, what are the two different destinies? Thank you for this clarification.
Q. How does the Preterist justify Jesus’ Transfiguration ( His going UP into Heaven ) to really be His 2nd. Coming ( Jesus coming DOWN from Heaven ) ? And secondly, I know a Pretierst who believes this and therefore he must also believe he is living now in the Millenium. That just makes no sense ! How can a born-again Christian believe these things?
Q. Rom 11:26 says “All Israel will be saved….” Does that mean all Israel will be given the opportunity to receive Jesus?
Q. I hear all the time that some Christians will miss out on the Rapture and be left behind. Can you tell us who are these Christians? On a scale of 1-10, where is the cut-off? Do I need to be a 10, and never sin to go? Does scripture paint this picture in your opinion?