The First Ones Into The Lake Of Fire

Q. I have a question concerning Matt 25:  We know that at the great white throne judgment Hades and death will be cast into the lake of fire.  However, are the “goats” in Matt 25 the 1st inhabitants of the lake of fire after the beast and false prophet? Jesus` description “the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” is NOT a description of Hades, but of the lake of fire, so it seems to me the “goats” go to the lake of fire at this point rather than after the white throne. am I correct?

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Should We Wait? Follow up

Q.  Why is this question avoided by churches and or pastors, other than it’s wrong?  Just read Galatians 5:19-21 and 1 Cor 6:9.  Obviously I could go on and on, but We need to teach people and be bold.  If people understand their righteousness, these questions would not even be brought up by believers. Your spiritual life needs to be larger than your physical life. You feed the spirit by reading your bible. The bible doesn’t mince words yet people keep asking pastors till they get the answer they want.

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Is Matt. 24:30 About The Church?

Q. One question that constantly comes out of the mouth of Post Tribbers is Matt. 24:30 and it’s relation to verse 29 before it, insinuating the rapture is the gathering spoken of and happens after the tribulation. I am sure I have read some reference about this in one of your articles but I am not sure which. My explanation usually deals with the fact that Jesus, here speaking to Jews is also prophesying the fate of the Jews living through the tribulation (context).   However the explanation always seems to come across as my interpretation and I really have no clear scriptures to back it up.  Any thoughts or scriptures I should consider?

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Should We Wait?

Q. My fiance and I have been dating for 14 months and are engaged to be married.  We are both Christians and have been married before.  Both our previous spouses are deceased.   As strong as my walk has been with the Lord, I am not sure about us having sex before we are actually married.  We are obviously not virgins.  I haven’t found anything in the Bible to give us specific direction.  We have not been physically intimate yet and I want to be clear on whether we need to wait for our union to be  blessed.  Could you give us some insight and scripture?

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Second Chance Theology?

Q.  Today my husband and I watched a television broadcast from a well known ministry. He was teaching about different kinds of hell and everyone who has already died, that was NOT saved will have a second chance to be saved at the White Throne Judgment, using Revelation 20 as scripture backing this up. What are your thoughts on this?

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Did God Put Joseph Into Bad Situations?

Q.  I heard from my pastor years ago when he preached on the story of Joseph that God put him in bad (difficult) situations and says God will sometimes put us in bad situations. I have read Q&A on your website and you state that God does not put us in bad situations. In the story of Joseph, I believe he was hurt badly and deeply though God was not the cause of his problems nor did He put him in situations like that. But I believe He allowed him to be sold into slavery and put into prison and God used his bad situations and turned them around for his good (Romans 8:28). Do you think God put Joseph in these situations or allowed these bad things to happen to him?

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Iron Mixed With Clay

Q.  Re: Daniel 2:41. ” And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.”  I once heard a speaker say, “Iron mixed with miry clay; how else would someone in Daniel’s day describe something being built of reinforced concrete? ”

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The Joy Of Giving

Q.   Today I gave some money to a hungry homeless man at a stop light. I felt immense joy that I was able to bless him and I felt I should have done even more for him. Is it wrong for me to feel great joy when giving or helping the less fortunate or am I to turn that Joy over to the Lord and just be thankful that He has chosen to Save me and give me eternal life.  I do not want to rob the Lord of what is rightfully His and I desire to be an obedient servant to Him but the joy and happiness that filled my heart today was almost immeasurable.  What do you think?  Can you share some Scripture about this experience with your response?

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How Could It Happen So Fast?

Q. In studying the Book of Revelation, we discover that during the Tribulation there will be a single  global currency, a single global government and a single global religion.  From a strictly logistical viewpoint, if the Rapture occurred in the next year or two, how could the anti-Christ all of a sudden “globalize” everything?  Wouldn’t the world already need to have a uniform type of currency and government “in the works.”  As far as the religion part is concerned, that could happen overnight, especially when the Church is gone.  I definitely see the trend toward globalization – the EU is a perfect example, but we are far from having the entire world under one currency & government.  I look forward to your thoughts on this.

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