Q. I have been a pretrib rapture believer and defender for many years. I can support it from every angle out of the old or new testament, and I have a great understanding of the problems with placing the rapture anywhere but pretrib. I have read many times where you say not to let one verse undo what many verses have already established. Having said all of that I am wondering if you could help clarify Revelation 10:7 where talking of the mystery of God being accomplished by the seventh angel, at the seventh trumpet, and whether or not it is referring to the rapture of the church at the last trumpet.
Q. I believe my understanding is correct that during the Millennium, believers can lose their salvation and will be required to conduct animal sacrifices. But once the Millennium is over and Satan is forever shut away to no longer influence believers, will it still be possible for those living on Earth to lose their salvation? Will they be required to continue animal sacrifices in eternity?
Q. Revelation 3:3 states “So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.” Does this verse imply for those that are awake that they will know the hour of his return? If so, it seems to contradict Mathew 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Could you explain?
Q. When the 5th Bowl Judgment hits, the Bible says darkness covers the throne of the Beast. How long will this last? I can’t imagine it will last until the time Jesus comes in His 2nd coming because there is the assembling of the armies at Armageddon and they’d need light to fight that battle. Am I right, or am I off base? Or will the darkness last until the 2nd coming? I did a search but couldn’t find any conclusive answers.
Q. I was watching a well known teacher on TV today and he said a fascinating thing; Quoting 2 Corinthians 5: 1-5, he explained that we will have up to three bodies. The body we have on earth which is corruptible, a second temporary body when we go to Heaven if we die before the Rapture and a third, perfect body which we will receive at our resurrection. Apparently those who go in the rapture will only get two of these, the first and the third. Have you ever heard of this?
Q. My question is about the things the Bible says must happen before the coming of the Lord. Do these things refer to the Rapture or the Second Coming? For instance Christ talks about the gospel of the kingdom being preached to all tribes and then the end. Is this a pre- rapture prophecy or a pre-second Coming prophecy. Also Paul says Christ is coming for a church without spot or wrinkle. Is this talking about a church that has worked out its salvation? What does this mean? And this seems like a pre-rapture condition, too.
Q. If we are in the end times 2 Thes. 2 speaks to a falling away. But Acts 2 seems to speak to an end times revival. Can you reconcile these two apparently contradictory verses?
Q. I have always believed in OSAS. but, how do we mesh OSAS with what Paul says in Galatians 5:19-21? I have 3 adult children who all profess to be saved but all are committing fornication I guess. They all seem dedicated to their mate but there is no marriage for any of them. Paul seems pretty definite when he says here that none of them who are involved in sexual immorality will ever see the kingdom of God.
Q. I believe in justification being a one time thing. But people in my small group say you have to be sanctified also and that takes time. Could you please expand on what sanctification is and whether it’s something we do or God does. I would like to know how long sanctification takes and how do we know when it’s been completed enough to now feel confident that we’re going to make it to glorification.
Q. There are some who look at Revelation 12 and match the sign that John saw in the heavens to a computer program called Starry Night that accurately tracks past and future movements of stars, planets, sun, moon, etc. and the description matches very well in Sept of 2017. If Revelation 12 is considered “mid trib” then could it mean that the beginning of the seven years would be March of 2014?