Must The Church Preach The Gospel In All Nations?

Q. I am curious about Matthew 24 vs 14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” I was taught all my life that Jesus wouldn’t come back till every nation had heard the gospel.  After following your website now for sometime, I believe that Jesus was talking to the nation of Israel in this chapter.

Since I now believe that the rapture will happen when the fullness of the gentiles has come in, this verse 14 must be talking about the period of the tribulation and not of the church reaching the whole world with the gospel.  So reaching the whole earth with the gospel is not a prerequisite of the rapture, but of the second coming.  Am I correct?

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Repent After Taking The Mark?

Q.  Recently a popular Bible teacher taught that people will be able to repent of having taken the mark of the beast, otherwise there would be no one to enter the millennial kingdom.  If the false prophet does cause all to receive the mark and if the mark does result in damnation, maybe he has a point.  All I can think of is that there must be a lot of people who escape the mark and survive the judgments.  What are your thoughts on this?

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The Anti-Christ And The End Times Judgments

Q. Am I correct to believe that the first half of Daniels 70th week coincides with the opening of the seven seals and that the latter half sees the trumpet and bowl judgments?  If so, how would it be possible for the man of sin and false prophet to meet their objectives as outlined in the 13th chapter of Revelation when the world is experiencing the devastating bowl judgments of the wrath of God? It’s my understanding that the time of God’s wrath is so severe as to drive men to hide in caves and that no flesh would survive had it not been cut short. Hardly the time to conduct international affairs. Where exactly in the time line of the seal, trumpet and bowl judgments does anti-Christ’s reign fall?

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The Church In Rev. 12?

Q. Thank you so very much for all the great work you do, I’ve learned so much from you.  I see the church in heaven in Rev. 4:4 as the elders clothed in white robes, then we see the church coming with Jesus in Rev.19:14.  My question for you is, do I see the church in heaven in Rev. 12:10-12 also? It sure looks like the church to me.

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Wrath Of Anti-Christ, Wrath Of Satan, Wrath Of God

Q. Can you help me understand the difference (if there is one)  between the anti-Christ’s wrath, Satan’s Wrath, God’s Wrath, and the Great Tribulation?  I heard someone say the Church will be here for the anti-Christ’s wrath and Satan’s wrath but not God’s wrath.  I thought Satan’s wrath was the same as the Great Tribulation.  Doesn’t the Rapture come before the Great Tribulation?  I’m really confused about these terms.

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Will They Be Saved?

Q.  After reading the Bible and your study guides, I have realized something that troubles me and I ponder at the thought. What happens to people (family and friends) who miss the rapture and then realize that they were left behind due to their unbelief or uncertainty about The Lord and salvation… for example, let’s say after the rapture, and right before, or at the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week, these people accept Jesus and then die of natural causes, sickness, or in accidents, will they become saved and go to heaven?

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Will All Israel Be Saved?

Q. The other day I was talking to someone and he pointed out these verses to me from Romans 11:25-26.  “For I don’t desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, “There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

In these verses I was interested to see that it appears that we are waiting for that last Gentile to come in to the Kingdom for the rapture to happen. But Paul also stated that all of Israel will be saved. Does that mean all of Israel that is alive at the beginning of the tribulation or the ones who make it through the tribulation or something else? I have Jewish friends who are so anti-Jesus it would give me comfort to know that they will be saved.

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Measuring Time In The Bible

Q.  When the Bible speaks of 3 1/2 years how do we know it means 3 1/2 years as the Bible also says a day is as a thousand years. How do we determine time in the Bible?

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Receive The Mark And Still Be Saved?

Q.  I’ve recently read where a well-known preacher believes that people who take the Mark of the Beast during the Tribulation can still be saved. I get the impression that this preacher may think that worshiping the Beast, not taking the mark, is what damns people during the Tribulation. Doesn’t Revelation 20:4 contradict this? Aren’t these people eternally damned after they take the mark?

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