Q. Thank you for your insight and study and the willingness to share your time with us. I have a concern/question: I have read your studies on the Rapture and how to be ready when He comes. I believe what you present, but struggle with the teaching of others that say you have to have faith to be taken in the Rapture, just as you have to have faith to be saved, healed, etc. How do I reconcile the two points of view?
Q. My co-workers and I were discussing how some employers are starting to ask their employees if they support the homosexual lifestyle. Two of my colleagues said if it happens where we work, they’ll lie and say yes, they support it because they don’t want to lose their jobs. The thing is, they are both born-again Christians. My question is, will pretending they support homosexual marriage mean they’ll end up in hell?
Q. When believers are in heaven or in the 1000 year reign of Christ will we still have free will?
Q. We have a few crosses as “ornaments” in our home, but lately I’m beginning to feel vaguely uneasy about it. Are crosses actually idols with pagan origins, even when only seen as symbols and signs of faith? What is your viewpoint regarding the display of crosses and candles as symbols of faith in churches and in homes as well as wearing crosses as jewelry?
Q. I am so grateful for your teaching, I am on this site reading every day. My question is, how can I best explain to someone, what is the Kingdom of God?
Q. Is there any scripture in the Bible that talks about marrying outside of your race?
Q. If we are all descended from Adam and Eve, do we all have the same DNA? I always thought that as far as races go, the Jewish race is different from all other races. Was the DNA of the Jewish people changed, I wonder?
Q. I was recently baptized along with my wife and we had the event videoed. I’m a quadriplegic and only have use of my shoulders and biceps, so we had 3 people carry me into the pool. Once I was in, my pastor had me under my armpits, but when he went to submerge me, the top of my head didn’t go all the way under the water. I’m sure he was a bit nervous and didn’t want me to accidentally choke, but shouldn’t I have been fully submerged? I know I’m saved, but was I technically not baptized?
Q. Jesus was the first of many brethren, and the brethren are we who will be raptured, from what I understand. We are/will be members of the royal family and will be kings and priests. But what about those who believe after we are raptured? If I understand it correctly, they will not be kings (although they might be like governors) and they will serve in God’s temple. Are they also the brothers and sisters of King Jesus, even though they are not royalty?
Q. I have always wondered what is the point of this parable in Luke 5:36-39. Would you please explain?