Q. I do have to say that even though I hold to the pre-mil, pre-trib rapture belief, I know there are very godly men and women who hold other beliefs based on careful study of scripture. Isn’t it a matter of preparedness rather than salvation? Should we let this divide the church?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
There’s a lot of talk these days about how bad things are, and what we should be doing to protect ourselves. The internet is rich with advice. Some is competent and some is not, but almost all of it involves applying the ways of this world. Some advise us to stock up on stuff, so when there’s a shortage we won’t run out. Others say we should also buy precious metals to help preserve the value of our assets when inflation comes. The list goes on.
Q. A friend of mine believes that many end times things happened in the 1st century AD and I’m trying to find precise information in the Bible (more than Mt 24, rebirth of Israel in 1948 etc) that we are in the end of the end times so I can say with corroborative evidence why I believe what I believe. Can you help?
Q. What do you say to someone who questions if the delay for the completion of the 70th week is just a convenient way to explain away the fact that the world hasn’t ended yet and to make the bible match up more accurately to actual events. What in the bible supports that delay? I believe the Bible is factual but I’m not sure how to answer this question. Love your website. Thanks!
Q. Like so many, your web site continues to inform and bless me and my family. We are very excited about our Lord’s coming for his church. As I study the world’s events, one thing keeps bothering me. Is Babylon going to be rebuilt to the extent it appears to be in the Bible to accommodate the Lord’s return in the 2018 time frame? I am worried a city of that magnitude would take longer to develop. Would love your input on this subject. Thank you and God bless!!
Q. The way I understand it thus far is for 490 years the Jews did not give their land a Sabbath year of rest so that was 70 years they owed God for the land Sabbaths. They went into exile to Babylon and that paid that debt. Daniel 9 speaks of six things they must square away for the 490 years that are determined for them. 69 weeks of years were fulfilled and the 70th week of years is coming up after the Church Age, what we nick name the 7 Year Tribulation Period. What is it that makes the 490 years still on the clock for them since they served the 70 years for the land Sabbaths in exile already?
Q. Christ told us, in Matthew 24:8, “All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Many teachers use this to say that the things discussed, i.e. earthquakes, wars, etc, will increase in frequency and intensity as birth pains do. But none seem to touch on the idea that if these are birth pains, what is going to be born?
Q. Thanks for all you do in the name of our Lord. My question is about prayer furnaces. Pastors these days are saying that the prayer furnaces are mainly important because they will usher back the return of Christ. I haven’t seen anywhere in the Bible where this is true. Am I missing something?
Q. I was discussing the rapture with some other guys. One of them said that (regarding 1 Thes. 4) there’s a shout and a trumpet, so how could the rapture be secret if there’s such a big fanfare right before it happens? Second, they said that John 14:2-3 could just as easily mean that we come back to earth to the New Creation in Rev. 21. It seems to me that there is a bunch of stuff being skipped over for that interpretation to work. Your thoughts?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
He will confirm the covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. (Daniel 9:27)