Who Is The Bride Of Christ?

Q.  I am confused in regards to the marriage supper of the Lamb in Rev 19:7.  Who is the wife spoken of there for it says the wife has made herself ready…is this reference to the church or Israel? Why would the church have to make herself ready, in what respect?  Is there more than one wedding in scripture?  If Christ to be married to both Israel (Isaiah 54:5) and the church (Ephes 5:25) this would have to be the case. If so, then who is the bride of Christ?

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The Fullness Of The Gentiles

Q.  For a while now I’ve been pondering “the fullness of the Gentiles”.  You have spoken on the differences between believers (the Body of Christ/the Church) as distinct from Jewish people and Gentile people who trust in Christ during the Tribulation.   Since there will still be those two groups of people during this time, why do the Gentiles not figure into “the fullness” right through the Tribulation?  Would not those Gentiles be counted as well in that “fullness”?  And, the Rapture would then have nothing to do with this count?

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Are They Adding Or Subtracting?

Q.  With the growing number of “believers” gravitating away from true and traditional doctrine to churches that tell them “what they want to hear” do you believe that this is adding to the total number of the church or taking away from it?

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Who Are The Other Sheep?

Q.  Re: John 10:16:   “And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold…”.  Who was Jesus referring to in this verse and exactly to whom was he speaking?

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Do We Have Little Strength?

Q.  I agree with your interpretation of Romans 11:25 that  the timing of the rapture is based on a number instead of a specific date.  If so, do you see the big push for promotion and acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle, as well as abortion on demand to be a final “big push” of the enemy (Satan) to try and delay reaching the number? And is the twisting freedom of speech laws to try and stop Christians from sharing the gospel a sign that the church has “little strength” as the Lord said in Rev. 3:8? That our influence is being diminished, making the great commission more and more difficult?

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Ruling Over What?

Q.  Our reward when we get to heaven is to rule and reign. My question is, to rule and reign what? Satan is vanquished. The only people there are ones that “passed the test”and received the reward of heaven. Its not like they need someone to keep them from robbing banks or stealing the asphalt. I myself would not be comfortable ruling over Christians  or setting myself above them in any way. What am I missing here?

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Stuck In New Jerusalem?

Q.  You have said that the Church will be in the New Jerusalem during the Tribulation and the Millennium, but that we won’t arrive until after the battle of Armageddon. However, scripture says we will return with Jesus when He comes to destroy the nations at Armageddon and thereafter we will rule on Earth with Him. How can we do that if we are stuck in the New Jerusalem floating above Earth?

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A Bible Based Church Without Prophecy?

Q. I have a question about a church I am attending. It is a wonderful, Bible-based church, and after quite a search, I have settled down into it. What is holding me back from membership is that I noticed the Pastor never mentions the Rapture or end-time prophecy. He does say general statements such as “When the Lord returns,” but that is about it.  I have searched high and low for a good, Bible-based church with loving people and I believe I have found it. I also would like to hear teaching on end times prophecy.  What should I do?

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Giving To The Poor

Q.  I can tell you why I voted for Obama even though I am a Christian. First let me say neither candidate was a Christian. Then I asked myself whose policies show the most concern for the needy as God has directed as I do not see churches being able to carry this burden totally and in fact most do very little in this area. What do you think?

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