Q. After the rapture and during the Great Tribulation and Millennium, what will be happening here in the U.S? I am assuming the Jews left behind from the rapture will make their way to Israel once they see Israel win the Battle of Ezekiel 38 by God’s hand. With the economy failing , I wonder if some Jews in the U.S will even be able to afford to get over there, and then to flee when the abomination that causes desolation of the temple occurs. I wonder what becomes of nonbelievers (and non-Jews I should say) that live in the U.S. Some of them could possibly still attain salvation, correct? I understand that after the rapture and the church is gone, God is dealing with Israel only. I just don’t know where this leaves the United States of America , gentiles and Jews alike.
Q. I heard someone teach that it is the duty of the Bride of Christ to finance the return of the house of Israel to the homeland. He goes so far as to say that “the blood of Israel is on our hands.” In other words, if we as Christians do not help finance the return of Israel to the homeland, somehow we will be found with blood on our hands.
He is using the story of Ruth and Boaz to support his teaching. He likens Ruth gleaning the four corners of the field and bringing the grain to lay in Naomi’s lap as the Bride of Christ financing the return of the dispersed Israelites from the four corners of the earth to the homeland.
From your studies, what exactly does scripture have to say on this issue? Is the Body of Christ responsible for the return of the Jews to the homeland?
Q. Let me say first of all that I love your site – it is amazing and so informative. I was reading 1 Cor 9:24-27 and my question is what is the crown that we are obtaining here? (I know it is not salvation) Also, what is the meaning of the strict training?
Q. The teaching of the pre-trib rapture is true enough, but to go in it you must believe in it just like healing. How do you receive something you don’t believe exists? The rapture fighters and non believers will get what they believe in. This is our blessed hope which purifies us to keep us from the hour of testing. I pray and hope all will come to believe in the catching away of the saints, but I firmly believe you must believe in it to receive it. What say you?
Q. Re: “How Will they Merit Eternal Life”. Your answer raised a few questions in my mind, regarding the tribulation survivors found worthy to enter the kingdom (The Sheep) You said they will have earned eternal life once their natural life ends. Will there be medicine, doctors, hospitals, all of life’s technology that we depend on now, after Jesus returns and sets up his kingdom? If the Tribulation survivors will be re-populating Planet Earth, won’t they be in need of all these things?
Q. I’ve been wondering, is there anything in prophecy that addresses the radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown? I live near the CA coast and have a retreat up north. Everything I read from prophecy buffs says the whole Pacific Coast and Hawaii will be radioactive soon. Frankly, the East Coast isn’t any safer for a number of reasons. How should we address this threat when people bring it to mind?
Q. What part does repentance have in becoming saved? We often read we must just ask for forgiveness and believe in Jesus.
Q. Thank you for your willingness to discuss anything in scripture in a reasonable and logical way, without contention. I have a question about those who are saved as described in Matt. 25, the Sheep and Goats judgment at the end of the Great Tribulation. The last verse, 46, says about the sheep: “…but the righteous into eternal life”. Since these survived the Tribulation in their normal body form, how is it that they merit eternal life by their works to the brothers of Jesus, the Jews?
Q. Ezekiel 38:16 states that one result of God’s defense of Israel will be that “Then all the nations will know that I am the LORD”. Would you please explain the probable extent of this prophecy? How many and who will this prophecy apply to?
Q. In your response entitled OSAS and Galatians 5:19-21 you state that “people who live like this are giving evidence that they are not saved and therefore won’t inherit the Kingdom.” I received Christ as my Savior trusting his death and resurrection to pay the penalty for my sins before I went to college. But once I went to college I began drinking excessively and partying. I would try to compartmentalize my behavior and live a” Christian” life except for my drinking, but that as you know that is impossible. My question is then, since my life was “characterized” by this behavior and this was occurring nearly every weekend where do I stand as far as Galatians and your comment about it? I have confessed my sin since I left college. It took awhile to break free from excessive drinking but I have recommitted myself to Christ since then, however sometimes I still have doubts about my forgiveness and my standing before the Lord.