Q. From reading your different articles along with the Bible, I understand that the 3rd temple to be built, that the Anti Christ will desecrate, will be built supposedly after the Ezekiel Battle. Is that the same temple that will remain when Christ comes back for the 1000 year reign? Or is the 3rd temple destroyed by the Anti Christ and a 4th built in the Millennium that the Jews will do their sacrifices in during that 1000 years? Thank you for your time and answers. I have loved studying God’s Word along with your interpretations.
Q. I grew up being taught the rapture. I don’t feel so sure about it now. Jesus tells the parable one will be in the field, the other gone and so on. He also tells the parable of the wheat and the tares. The tares were taken before the wheat. If the rapture is true, then the people suffering in other countries, why can’t they be raptured out? Why are we any better that we don’t have to suffer but they do? I believe ALL will be tried. What do you think of this?
Q. I was recently directed to a web site and I was a little upset after realizing that this website seems to say that salvation is based on faith and grace, but that those that will be raptured is a reward for works. Those not considered worthy Christians would have to endure the tribulation. The site uses the 10 virgins parable to say that the 5 that didn’t make the rapture were not worthy enough. Is this true? I thought that true believers were raptured, and this was based on grace and faith, not works. If the messages from this web site is true, than this is very disturbing indeed.
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matt 24:12-13)
In the debate over the timing of the Rapture, one point is often overlooked. And that is that the terms and conditions of salvation during the Great Tribulation are vastly different from those during the Church Age, and therefore couldn’t be meant for the same group. In both cases salvation is by faith, but that’s where the similarity ends. This presents another argument for Church Age believers being taken before the Great Tribulation begins.
Q. I have a question about a few verses in Revelation….specifically Rev 21:27 & Rev 22:15. The first verse follows a description of the new Jerusalem & it mentions that nothing evil will be allowed to enter, no idolators, etc. I guess I thought there would be no evil after the millennium. The second verse describes the people who are not allowed to enter the city…again they are described as immoral, murderers & sorcerers. I thought these types would be condemned at this point & cast into the lake of fire. Can you provide some clarification on my confusion?
Q. Re: “Destroying All The Nations” According to the Scriptures you listed, I was wondering if the nations mentioned in Revelation 21:24 (“And the nations of them which are saved…”) and Revelation 22:1 might be newly-created ones, names and all. And, they would be “governed” by those in The Body of Christ that have been given charge over them during the Millennium. Or is that the heritage of Israel only?
Q. Jeremiah 30:1-11 tells us that all the nations among which the Jews have been scattered will be destroyed. Can you expand on this? Does this mean there will be no more USA, Germany, France, Russia, Iran, etc.? I mean, the Jews were scattered all over the world in many nations. Does this mean they will all be no more and how does this happen?
Q. Some thoughts came into my mind yesterday. If millions of raptured believers live in New Jerusalem, is it possible for human friction, jealousy and politics to abound in New Jerusalem. I was thinking particularly about the Bema rewards that our Lord will give each one of us at His Judgment Seat after the rapture. Will believers become unhappy or jealous because they received less rewards than others? Will believers play politics (just like office politics and even church politics on earth) when they work for the Lord throughout eternity. I know it sounds silly because there will be no sin in God’s special enclave, but I can’t imagine that a billion people living in New Jerusalem (presumably an enclosed space) will not have friction or start playing politics.
Q. What will happen to the resurrected martyrs from the Trib who live in the 1000 Yr Kingdom? Will they die again, Or just the “regular 1000 year humans”? Where do those humans come from, and how will they achieve 1000 year life spans?
Q. I am really struggling with the idea you have taught that New Jerusalem will not be on the earth. Here’s an alternative. If New Jerusalem is in a “Spiritual state” and not a solid building type of thing, I believe it could exist right here on earth and not be seen by earth dwellers (and they would not be allowed in it at any rate). I agree with your idea that the thing would be too large to be on Earth if it was a solid block 1400 miles square and tall. I really believe that we as “Spirit People” will be in “Another Dimension” not presently enjoyed by humans except those like The Apostle John who saw all of the tribulation events and the New Jerusalem “In the Spirit”. Have I gone off the deep end?