More On Destroying The Nations

Q.  Re: Is The USA In Biblical Prophecy?  After reading this, I had a question about the Jeremiah 30:11 prophecy.   Revelation talks about the nations in several places.  The mention of the nations in chapters 21:24/26 and 22:2 are the last ones recorded.  The nations are very much present here, so I am wondering if this speaks of times during The Millennium only?  How does Jeremiah’s prophecy fit in with the nations being destroyed?  Does this happen someplace before Revelation 21:1?

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Is The USA In Bible Prophecy?

Q.  I have a hard time believing that we can’t see the USA in prophecy.  This country is way too influential and center stage/unique to overlook and to ignore these facts is like being blinded to a major truth.   It also seems possible that this country could represent the great whore in the bible, because of the trade, commerce intertwining with the other countries and I wonder if this is the place that will be mourned at some point because of destruction, either financial ruin or other destruction. In other words, I think that this country could be the new Babylon.

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Confused About The New Jerusalem

Q.   I`m still confused about the New Jerusalem (John 14 and Rev 21). In one of your answers you indicated at the rapture we would go directly to the New Jerusalem. In another answer you indicated the New Jerusalem would come into play after the 2nd coming. Personally, my belief is John saw the New Jerusalem coming down after the 2nd coming and we would at that time occupy it. What say you?

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Hades And Hell

Q. I really enjoy your website and thank you for your teachings.  I was listening to a well known prophecy teacher on television. He said that there is no one in hell right now, that those who have gone on are instead in Hades until after the tribulation period then those people will be sent to hell at that time.  Could this be correct?  God bless you richly in all things.

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Are Matt. 24:29 And Rev. 6:12 the Same?

Q. Re: Birth Pangs Update.  I’m not sure whether Jack Kelley is still around, but I have a question about the way he presents a view that Rev. 6:12, with the moon turning red and the sun going black, represents the beginning of Daniel’s 70th Week, while the stars falling from heaven per Mt. 24:29 marks its end.  What about the stars falling from heaven in Rev. 6:13?  How can these events be viewed as separated in time when they are mentioned in consecutive verses as a direct consequence of the opening of the Sixth Seal, and why was the subsequent verse 13 not mentioned in Kelley’s commentary?

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Children Of The Rapture

Q.  You have said that all children who die below the age of accountability go to heaven. Will all the children below the age of accountability who are present on earth at the time of Rapture be leaving along with adult believers irrespective of their parents belief or religion? If it is so, then won’t there be any children left on this earth for the Tribulation? And how shall God take them without the consent of their parents, since they may be of different religions other than Christian?

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Does God Destroy The Innocent?

Q. I was having a conversation recently with a believer who is struggling with his faith. He claims that every time God punished the enemies of the Jews, thousands of innocent people died, even women and children.  As examples, he named the people who died in the flood, all the first born in Egypt, David’s baby (from Bathsheba) and the innocents in Caanan who died when God instructed the Israelites to conquer the land.  He concluded that God was never ‘good’, just ‘one sided’ towards the Jews. He said those people who died were still created by Him, so why did he watch them be slaughtered?

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Our Measure Of Faith

Q. In Romans 12:3, it speaks of “the measure of Faith” God has given us.  My question is: do we all get the same “measure” of Faith, or are some of us given a bigger or smaller measure? Some of us are called to serve in areas where I would think they would need a very large measure of Faith.

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Was Abraham Justified By Faith Or Works?

Q. I am studying James in a small group study.  I understand and believe that we are saved by faith alone by the grace of God.  I also understand that James is telling us that true belief and faith in Jesus’ finished work on the cross will produce good works. I agree. This is my question:  James 2:21 says, “was not… Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

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