Q. I think I understand all the judgments as to when and where they will occur and who will be involved. However, I am having a problem determining exactly what is the judgment of the nations. Is it in conjunction with the Sheep and Goat judgment? Is it called the judgment of the nations because all the people living at the end of the Great Tribulation from their various nations will be called to this judgment? I know that whole nations, as well as individuals, have been judged by the way they have treated the Jewish people. Will whole nations be judged or just on an individual basis within these nations? Thank you for the time you spend answering our questions. It has certainly been a blessing to me.
Q. In Rev. 20:14, it states that “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire”. Am I correct in interpreting this verse as meaning that death and Hades will simply no longer exist? Wouldn’t that make this verse figurative? Death is not a “thing”, per se, but rather the cessation of life. Hades is a spiritual realm, so I’m having trouble seeing it being tossed into the lake of fire which, I assume, is a physical place.
Q. Can you tell me what 1 Peter 4:17 means? “For the time is come that judgement must begin at the house of God?: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of Christ” This verse has really impacted me.
Q. Hebrews 9:27 says that it is appointed unto men once to die but after this the judgement – does this mean once believers die, they are judged for their works? If so, the judgement occurs at a different time for each believer. For some reason, I thought it happened at the rapture. Am I correct?
Q. Re: Fulfilling God’s Will? You said, “Because of this they were completely ignorant of the signs of the times in which they lived, and rejected the King they had been waiting over 2000 years for. Sadly, much of the “church” has made the same mistake and for the most part is just as ignorant of the signs of our times. The results will be just as devastating.”
It’s true and a bit depressing that comparatively few Christians are interested in studying the prophesies of His return, and I understand how devastating that was for Israel to pay no attention to the evidence. They still suffer the judgmental consequences. Can you please explain your last statement as to how ignorance in the church will be just as devastating?
Q. How can I prove the sheep & goat judgment occurs at the 2nd coming and is not the same as the great white throne judgment?
Q. I understand that children below the age of accountability are not held to account for their sins. This fact raises a question in my mind about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. God promised Abraham to spare Sodom If only 10 righteous men could be found. In a city of any size there must have been at least 10 children below the age of accountability. Why do you think these young innocents were not counted as being sufficient to spare the cities that were destroyed?
Q. I just want to make sure I am on the right track. In Revelation 6, the seal judgements, I see it as 7 scrolls sealed with 7 seals. When the first seal is opened then the first judgments are described –right? The second seal is broken and the judgments described. etc.
Q. As I read all your End Times articles, I understand so much of what is happening now and will happen in the Middle East after the Rapture. My question is what countries will be punished in relation to ‘scattered Jews’ of old. America must be on that list. Who else?
Secondly, what is happening around the world after the Rapture? Is the whole world punished, and just the major wars occur in the Mid – East; or is war world wide? Is any counrty ‘safer’ than another ? ( ei – Judea/Petra ). I love your site. I apologize if this question has already been answered.
Q. Could you give me some scripture for Christ sprinking his blood upon an actual “Mercy Seat” in heaven. My pastor says he can’t find any scripture for a “heavenly mercy seat” piece of furnishing where Christ sprinkled his blood after his resurrection. I was taught that the earthly tabernacle and all it’s furnishings were a picture of what was coming in Christ and his sacrifice on our behalf. I didn’t realize there is an actual temple with furnishings in Heaven.