Q. Does the Bible address the problem of so many preachers not preaching the Bible as they used to? A lot of the scriptures seem to get twisted and give the wrong view. It’s getting harder and harder to find good Bible based preaching.
Q. Regarding The Terminal Generation, one interpretation of the word “generation” I’ve heard is that of “age.” The pastor indicated that Jesus was basically saying that the signs he mentions will happen before and as the Church Age ends. Do you see any merit in this interpretation of “generation”?
Q. Re: Ephesians 5:25-27. May I ask you if the raptured Church (the bride) will have to meet the standards as stated by Paul in this passage? Because on the other hand we have the great multitude in Revelation 7 . Did they miss the rapture on account of poor qualifications, or is there another explanation?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
My study on Israel and the Church provoked several comments that require a lengthy response. It made more sense to post them as a separate document than to append them to the bottom of the original study. Here they are.
Q. Since at the start, there were “hebrews” and the jewish realm did not start until the tribe of judah existed. So the issue of who is Israel, and the claim that you can’t use the “jewish” description to speak of Israel, then who is Israel? How does one know? And if one is jewish and accepts Jesus, do they become part of the church, or are they part of Israel no matter what?
Q. As a follow-up to the latest “Mid-Trib Rapture” Question: Do you believe that there is a distinction between “God’s Wrath” and the “Wrath of the Lamb”?
Q. In Genesis the devil tells Eve the lie that she will not die. In Revelation during the tribulation men will desire death but will not be able to die. I read somewhere that this might have something to do with taking the mark of the beast, a temporary inability to die. Something the devil might offer to get people to take the mark, everlasting life, just to discover the horror of another of his lies. I know it is speculation but the thought came up as well as the idea to ask your opinion. What do you think?
Q. In John 11:24 Martha referred to the resurrection at the last day. What last day does this refer to? Is this the last day before the new heaven and earth, the last day before the millennium starts, a period of time, or some other last day?