Q. My question is regarding July 13th’s Q&A on Islam & the Anti-Christ. Please tell me if you think my reasoning and logic is off base on this subject. It would seem logical to me that the Anti-Christ would be a supposed Jew (possibly a poser Jew). The reason I would say this is because the Jews would most likely sign a “false” peace agreement with a fellow Jew, right? Not a Muslim of all people, right? The Jews in Israel have been attacked and terrorized by Muslims ever since their rebirth as a nation in May 1948. It just does not make sense to me that Israel would trust a Muslim leader.
Q. Is the war described in Daniel 11 different from the war in Ezekiel 38-39 ?
Q. My Pastor of Music Ministry believes that the rapture is more likely to happen in mid-tribulation because of the reference to the Great Tribulation, thinking that the tribulation actually begins at that time. I believe that the tribulation begins with the anti-Christ’s peace agreement which leads Israel into a false peace and that the Great Tribulation is God’s wrath on the earth in preparation of Jesus second coming. Is there a clear scripture reference that identifies the tribulation period as the total seven years?
Q. I am concerned about the little children who are conceived after the Rapture. I know Jesus will return before they reach an age of accountability, so their salvation is assured. But I worry about what their lives will be like during the 70th week, and especially during the Great Tribulation.
Q. In Rev Chapter 7 verse it talks of the “great multitude that can’t be numbered. Earlier in the book it mentions the angels, beasts and elders who numbered 10,000 times 10,000 and thousands and thousands. This comes out to be more than 1000,000,000, and they are numbered so this “great multitude” must far exceed that number. Also the martyrs are already mentioned in the 5th seal. So who are these great multitudes?
Q. Would you please comment on LK 21:23/MT 24:19? It is a common belief that children under the age of accountability will be raptured. The same for the unborn fetuses. Are the children and unborn fetuses referred to in these passages conceived after the rapture? Or is this something specific concerning the nation Israel?
Q. I really enjoy your web site. My question is in regard to how long it will take to build the third temple. My thinking is that if Daniel’s 70th week is 7 years, each day being a year, would the temple be built in 3 years? Jesus said “Destroy this temple and I will raise it up in 3 days.” Would the building of the temple occur during the first 3 years of the tribulation?
Q. Re: Your commentary on Psalm 7. Could you please explain in more detail exactly what you are referring to in the US? Are there some laws coming down that we are not aware of? Are you speaking of the tribulation (Daniel’s 70th week) or are you talking here and now before the Rapture? I certainly agree that there is no end to ALL kinds of problems on the horizon but I’m confused about the severe persecution comments, at least in the “near future” as you have indicated for the U.S. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.
Q. Ive been checking out a website that contradicts the popular belief about the 70 weeks of Daniel. The teacher at this site says the He in the Daniel 9 24-27 is none other than Christ.
Q. Does the Bible state a specific time when the seals of Revelation chapter 6 have to be opened? I always assumed that the events of chapter 6 followed chapter 5 and began after the rapture and consequently were opened during the first half of the 7 year tribulation period. A friend of mine and a well studied Bible student says he has recently raised this question himself and finds that nowhere in the word of God does it say specifically when the seals have to begin or that they are limited to be during the seven years of the tribulation. He has asked, “Why do we assume they are judgments’ of God?”