Q. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions about the Bible. I was wondering if you could help me better understand Romans 8:20 in its context.
Q. What do you believe concerning the Church’s participation in the New Covenant, if they do, without fulfilling the covenant, which is for the true Jew. Also, do we participate in the other covenants in a spiritual sense. I feel a little strange using that language because it lends it self to the whole “the Church is Israel or spiritual Israel, which is a complete lie and a very big heresy today in most churches. I know there are several views on the Church and New covenant participation, what is your belief on these issues of the Church and the Jewish promises?
Q. In an article you wrote on “Seven Things You Must Know About End Times Prophecy,” you indicate that after the Rapture and Ezekiel’s battle, the Jews will rebuild the temple and return to the OT Covenant, including the sacrifice of animals for the atonement of sin. How do we know it is God’s plan for the re establishment of the OT animal sacrificial system? Where does scripture cover this?
Q. Re: Rev. 20:1-6. Who are the ones who received authority to judge in Rev. 20:4? And who are the saints who will be priests of God and will rule with Him for the millennium in Rev. 20:6? Are these saints some members from the raptured Church, like pastors of today? If so, won’t the Church will be on earth during the millennium?
Q. We know from Isaiah 65:20 in a chapter discussing the Millenium, that there will be death during that time. In Rev 20 however there only seems to be a resurrection of unbelievers. My question therefore is – when are the believing dead raised from the Millennium? Do all believers survive the entire 1,000 years, or are there some Millennial believers who die but are raised at the second resurrection in Rev 20 and are the ones whose names are written in the book of life?
Q. I know that the raptured Saints will live in the New Jerusalem with glorified bodies during the millennium. My question concerns the tribulation Saints living on earth during the millennium in their natural bodies. Will persons entering the millennium with some sort of handicap enter with conditions such as missing limbs or mental disabilities? We read where there will be no more sadness, crying, or suffering during this 1,000 years. Will these people be changed or will living on earth during the millennium, after having gone through 7 years of Tribulation, make them more than happy? What is your opinion on this subject?
Q. Recently I was watching a very popular television evangelist and his sermon was on the Judgments. He stated that at the White Throne judgment, he, and everybody in the congregation, all those watching on television and listening on the radio would have to account for every bad/wrong word spoken and all our bad deeds during our lifetime (Rev 20: 12). How does this stack up with “If we confess our sins, have a heartfelt belief that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and arose on the third day, then our sins are forgiven and cast into the deepest sea, never to be remembered.
Q. I understand what Amillennialists think and I know how it is not biblical and has to spiritualize things. My question is why do they think this way? I mean the truth is the truth, but usually when people are not sticking to the truth they have some benefit in mind to them for their way of thinking. So what motivates the Amillennialist?
Q. A question was raised in our Sunday School class concerning the Holy Spirit and how people will be saved during the Millennium. One person stated they thought there was a verse that since Jesus will be reigning on the earth during this time, the Holy Spirit will not be on the earth. I believe you have stated that the Age of Grace will not exist during the Millennium, that those saved will not be sealed by the Holy Spirit, as we are today. Would you please elaborate on this issue? I’d like to provide some insight to the class.