Q. I have looked up several translations and versions of 2 Thessalonians 2:7. Some refer to the person as he and some as He. I guess regardless whether he be the church or the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit will be out of the way. My question is where will the Holy Spirit be during this time? And will He return during the Millennium to convict men’s hearts again?
Q. I have a question for you that was brought up during a study I had with my brother last night. We were reviewing Matthew 24. The “big” verse obviously, that a lot of your interpretations of the end times are structured around is the “This generation shall not pass away…” verse in 24:34. Here is the question. Upon further review in the Greek and several commentaries, there seems to be a contingent who believe that the more accurate translation should be “race” or “nation”. Was Jesus referring simply to the enduring longevity of the Jewish nation and people even until the end of the age and beyond?
Q. I just read your comments on II Thes. 2. You made mention of the “restrainer” being the church, and the Rapture would be what would remove the restrainer. I have a note in the margin of my KJV bible that some scholars believe the restrainer is the Holy Spirit, but most believe it is the Roman Empire. If we consider that the USA grew out of the Roman Empire( Brittain) and in many ways has been a restraining force in the world as a superpower ( God blessing our Christian nation) couldn’t America be the restrainer due to our large (true) Christian population ?
Q. I have been reading your site for years and have learned very much. I am thankful for your time in researching, preparing, and posting as I know it is time consuming. My question is this. At our church they are continuously saying that the Lord will not return until the word is taught in every tongue, meaning for every people group in the world. Some nations have hundreds of people groups. This isn’t required before the rapture is it?
Q. What could possibly happen to bring the wealthy American Jews back to Israel ? Since the Anti-Christ seems friendly at first to the Jews I don’t see a national movement or persecution against the Jews, as Germany did prior to World War ll, nor do I see Israel becoming wealthy overnight a driving force for mass migration to Israel and besides Israel does not have the infrastructure or land to support millions more and lets face it Israel is already overcrowded and I see it to be an ugly country.
Q. I know that God has used nature in the past to bring his judgments upon man. Do you believe that the judgments in Revelation (seal, trumpet, and bowl) will be “natural enough” or “logical enough” that they can be explained away by man as just acts of nature? Or, do you believe they will be so supernatural that they can only be explained as acts of God?
Q. Regarding a recent post about Egypt and Ez. 29, I’ve wondered if it may be fulfilled during the period of rebellion towards the end of the thousand year reign of Christ…what are your thoughts on this?
Q. As my “gut feeling” tells me the tribulation is quickly approaching, I find myself praying to be left here after the rapture. For two millennium believers have sought to bring people to Christ. What more perfect time will there be. I do not wish to die a martyr, but would accept that if it was God’s plan. I find myself praying for strength and wisdom to do this. Is this wrong?
Q. There has been much discussion on Facebook with the “Christ in Prophecy” group about the view that the un-fulfilled Prophecy of Ezekiel 29:12-13, Egypt’s 40 year desolation, will put the timing of the Rapture much later by some decades. Would you agree with this?
Q. Is it true that 2/3 of earth’s human population will die during the Tribulation? Other prophecy teachers have said this many will die, but I cannot find it in the Bible. Could you please tell me if this is an accurate number, and where it can be found in the Bible?