Q. What’s the point of the Bible telling us all about the end times such as the Great Tribulation, the Anti-Christ, seals, trumpets, bowls when we all will be gone from Earth in the rapture and we, the church, are the only ones who read the Bible?
Q. Re: The Restrainer = Holy Spirit resident in the Church. The question centered on who was being restrained. My small group leader didn’t feel that 2 Thess 2:7 was necessarily talking about the restraining of evil. He asked the question – How much restraining is the Church really doing anyway? – Not so much. Seems a bit egotistical to believe that we as the Church are having that much effect on Evil. His thought was that it was the Lord’s Wrath that was being restrained. That it couldn’t fall until the Church was taken out.
This seems to match scripturally. The event that allowed the Lord’s Wrath to fall in Sodom/Gomorrah and other “wrath” events in the Bible was a separation of the righteous from the unrighteous. The Lord’s Wrath is restrained until that separation occurs. How does this square with your thoughts?
Q. Upon reading Revelation 13:1-3, verse 1 states the beast has “seven heads and ten crowns”. Verse 3 says that “one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Is this “wounded to death” head an actual man’s head? I mean, how can this “beast” not look ghastly?? Seven heads? It’s like something from a sci-fi movie! Verse 2 explains that in more detail. This is a picture of the Anti-Christ, yes? If so, how can he look like this and be ever-so desirable to the nations? It sounds like he looks hideous.
Q. I was studying the judgments of the end times for the purpose of warning some friends I care about what awaits them if they continue to put off salvation. I’d like your opinion on something. While the fact is no one knows for sure it seems to me that the 7 thunders are an unrevealed series of judgments, probably worse than the trumpet judgments, but not as severe as the bowl judgments. I say this because of the number of thunders and the location of the thunders in the book. What’s your opinion?
Q. Did I understand you to say the Lord must call all who are born again but have strayed away back to faith before the rapture? If so then we are in for a very long wait. And I’m afraid that means the rapture won’t be anytime soon. And neither will the 1948 generation live to see the second coming, as they will be long dead by the time all who have strayed are called back to faith. In fact I think I’ve read the opposite on your site, that born again believers are turning to the world and false prophets at an alarming rate during the last days. Did I misunderstand you?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Intending to write a letter to the Church on the subject of salvation, Jude was prompted instead to write about the false teachers who were already infecting the Church with their lies. He was just getting nicely wound up as we finished our first installment. Let’s rejoin him now as he releases the full force of his torrent against them. And as we saw last time, he wasn’t just writing about his times, he was also writing about ours.
Q. I was reading a post “Who Goes Where And When” and you gave the reference (Daniel 12:1-2, Rev. 20:4) to show that the Old Testament saints would be resurrected at the 2nd coming. It has been my understanding that all people before Christ will sleep through the thousand years and I did not see anything indicating differently. What am I missing?
Q. What are you making of the Pontiff’s visit to Israel? Is it pointing to Dan 9:27?
“He will confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him”
If a 7 year peace agreement is signed at the Vatican next month has the prophetic clock gone into overdrive ie is it the start of the tribulation?
Q. When reading Jer 30: 4-11, but specifically part of verse 11 where the Lord says He will completely destroy all the nations, does that include the believers in those nations or does it mean maybe, that there won’t be any believers?