The End Times Empire. Rome, Or Islam, Or …? Part 1

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the updated commentary on Rev. 17-18 I recently posted, I briefly summarized two major opinions concerning the end times world government. The view that it will be a revival of the Biblical Roman Empire has been universally accepted among believers for generations, but recent world events have caused some to propose an alternative in the form of an Islamic Empire.

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Can A Person Be Post Trib And Pre Wrath?

Q.  A friend mentioned that they believe in a rapture, but a rapture that is post trib, pre-wrath (meaning the day of wrath). I have heard of both post-trib, and pre-wrath rapture theories, but not the combination of the two. I completely and firmly believe in a pre-trib rapture, with no other qualifiers, and to me it would be hard to “comfort one another with these words” if you believed in the above scenario.  Any input on this theory and how I can help my friend?

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Revelation 17-18

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Revelation

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

With the conclusion of the bowl judgments we’re right at the end of the Great Tribulation. Now we’ll back up a little and get the detail on Babylon’s Destruction. Remember the verse from Rev. 16:19? God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. Well, chapters 17-18 will give us the blow-by-blow. Almost since the beginning of time, the story of man on Earth has been the Tale of Two Cities, Babylon the city of man, and Jerusalem the City of God. It’s no coincidence that the final days of the Age of Man are taken up with a battle involving these two cities. Continue reading…

FEMA Camps For Christians?

Q.  Jesus said in Matthew 24:38-39 that when He returns it will be like days of Noe in that people were getting married and eating and drinking then the flood came. Do you think that the rapture has  to happen before all the FEMA Camps and stuff like that comes down on us?  Or do you think the FEMA Camp Dictatorship thing might happen and it will be a difficult time for us Christians but that the rapture would then happen at least before the revealing of antichrist? Maybe the eating and drinking as days of Noe is referencing Israel and middle east area but not a worldwide (or at least American) ‘business as usual’ condition?

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The Assyrian

Q.  Does Micah 5:5 infer that the Antichrist will be an Assyrian, as a valued friend if mine insists?

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Are The Jews In The Promised Land Forever?

Q.  I was speaking with a friend and fellow believer at church last night about the signs that the end times are upon us.  When I mentioned that the holy land and Jerusalem were back in Jewish hands as one of the signs, he wondered out loud if there could be another dispersal of the Jews and then another regathering in the future.  We agreed that it was highly improbable but I wanted to ask you if there is prophetic Scripture which tells us that once the holy land is re-occupied by God’s people, they are there to stay.

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Revelation 15-16

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Revelation

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The time of the Bowl Judgments is upon us. The full fury of God’s Wrath, begun in chapter 6, is coming. It’s been building in stages to give all those who will, the opportunity to seek and find Him before it’s too late. But now the climax is at hand. Upon the completion of the Bowl Judgments, God’s righteous requirement for judgment upon those who have rejected His earnest and unceasing pleas for reconciliation will have been satisfied. At long last Planet Earth will be ready to receive Her King, and enjoy the peace He alone can bring.

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Who Are The Elect In Matt. 24?

Q.   I have been thinking a lot about Matthew 24:24 ” For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”  Who are the “elect” and if it is us as followers of Christ does he mean that we will not be here for the deception by saying “if possible”.

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