The Holy People Of Matt 27:52-53

Q. I have a question concerning Matt 27:52,53. Will these resurrected saints die again? I don’t think they’re in heaven yet, but I’m not sure what took place.

They apparently had physical bodies and were recognizable to others per their “appearance unto many”, but what is their disposition until the final judgment? Continue reading…

Is The Rapture A Number Specific Event?

Q. First of all, I thank God for making your knowledge and understanding available to the body of Christ and thank you for giving your time and energy to this excellent ministry. Now to my question.

I have heard and read many times that the timing of the rapture is based on the completion of the church, whatever number God decides is complete. This explanation has always seemed arbitrary to me and God is anything but arbitrary.  Also, I’m not aware of any scripture that says this or even hints at it. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Continue reading…

The Fate Of False Teachers

Q. What do you interpret the bible as saying the fate will be for those pastors/ministers, etc. who knowingly,enthusiastically teach false doctrine and who are leading their sheep astray into the world church movement, especially those who say the bible/christianity needs to be re-written? Is this not sin against the holy sprit? Continue reading…

Why Is Samson Among The Faithful?

Q. I’m a little confused why Samson is mentioned in Hebrews 11:32-34.  As I reread the account in Judges, it seems to me that his life was anything but a walk in faith.  I can’t recall a single incident in his life where he did what he knew was right according to his faith.  He defiled himself from the moment when he touched a dead lion to the point of sleeping with the prostitute and revealing the secret of his strengh to Delilah.  Even the motivation for his final moment when he killed his enemies in the temple was revenge.  He was a poor judge and a failer as a Nazirite.  Why is he mentioned among the faithful? What does Samson mean? Continue reading…

Earth: Restoration Or Judgment?

Q. I read your article on Magnetic Pole Shift written in ’06. It is very
interesting. A couple of questions please.

Is the article referring to the restoration on earth to its original position? What about the restoration on the vapor rind around the earth? Am I getting the restoration of earth and the judgment of earth mixed up? Continue reading…

No Salvation After The Rapture?

Q. According to Romans 11:25, “For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this secret — that ye may not be wise in your own conceits — that hardness in part to Israel hath happened till the fulness of the nations may come in;” (YLT).  Surely, if the fulness of the nations (or gentiles), will come in before Israel comes to Christ, there can be no salvation for the gentiles after the rapture. Continue reading…

Where Do We Go After Death?

Q. I read that one remains in the grave until the rapture.  If this is so why did Jesus say to the robber – today you will be with me in paradise.  Is paradise another place?  And when the poor man died he went to a place where Abraham was and they were talking and so on? Continue reading…

How Long Did The Jews Suffer In Egypt?

Q. In my weekly bible study class, we were told the Jews were only in Egypt for 210 years and of that time only 80 some years were in hard labor, not the 400 years as I had always been taught.  Is this correct? Continue reading…

Is It OK To Pray for The Rapture?

Q.  I recognize the times we are living in and know that the rapture of the church is close at hand. I believe we are that generation that Jesus was talking about.  I want the rapture to happen as soon as possible and I pray for it. But I also feel torn because I have children, grandchildren, other family members and friends who are not yet saved. Is it being selfish to ask the Lord to deliver us out of this evil world while there are still so many that don’t know Him? Is it right to pray for the rapture knowing what those left behind are going to have to face?

Also, after we are raptured, do you think we will feel sorrow for our family and friends who are left behind here and going through the tribulation? Thank you in advance for your answers and may the Lord continue to bless you and the work that you do for Him.

A. The Bible promises a crown to those who long for the Lord’s appearance (2 Tim 4:8)  so I think it’s OK to pray for the Rapture.  I think it would be even better to pray that your (currently) lost loved ones will be saved in time to go with you. After we’re gone, we’ll understand that everyone gets at least one chance to surrender their hearts to the Lord and be saved, but that some will refuse.  Rev. 21:4 says that in the New Jerusalem there’ll be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.  AndIsaiah 65:17 says the former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.  To me this means that the past will not trouble us.

Looking Upon The Unsaved Dead

Q. Your series from Isaiah was very interesting.  Thanks for all the effort you must have put into it.

I read in Isaiah not long ago where,  I think during the millennium, that people will walk past the burning lake of fire, and will look at those suffering and be reminded of what happens to those who don’t accept god’s grace.  It’s in Isaiah 66:24 and you quoted it at the end of the conclusion.

Do we have to look at this?  I don’t care to see it myself. Continue reading…