Q. You replied to a reader’s question about Tribulation events concerning the sun, and said that the sun would go super nova which is what will scorch those on the earth during that time. When I read Psalm 72, part of which reads” He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations”, this seems to contradict your sun dying scenario. If at some point all things will be burnt up on earth which I do believe, the timing of the sun scorching during the Tribulation seems out of sync. I definitely believe the New Jerusalem will light the earth, but can you explain why you think the sun will be totally destroyed?
This is the final installment of our series entitled Seven Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy by Jack Kelley. It begins with item five on our list of seven.
Q. I understand there will be mortal people living in the 1000 year reign of Christ that begins after the tribulation period. Some will be destroyed in a rebellion against Christ near the end of the millennium. Those left, of course are true believers. When the old heaven and earth are then destroyed to make way for the new heaven and earth, does the bible say anything specific about the apparent need for another rapture, or transfer to immortality for those mortal believers in order to survive the destruction of the “old” and to live in the “new”?
Part 2 of our study on the End Times by Jack Kelley
Our previous study of the Seven Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy covered the Sequence of Major End Times Events. We’ll begin this segment with the second item on our list of seven.
Beginning a 3 part study on the End Times by Jack Kelley
With all the killer storms, earthquakes, wars and disease dominating our news, it’s not surprising that people are becoming more interested in End Times Prophecy. Even non-believers are wondering if the end is near. What is surprising is how little most Christians actually know about prophecy, especially since by some accounts it comprises nearly 40% of the Bible’s content, more than any other topic.
Q. Mankind’s rebellion is through evil in the world, although Adam and Eve had no sin when they were created. It took Satan to introduce a rebellious thought. However, in the millennium Satan will be bound so there should be no evil. Am I correct?
Q. I know your position of the New Jerusalem orbiting the earth because of it’s size, but there must be some connection to the earth because of Rev. 21:24. “The kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.” How does a mortal human enter a glorified city?
Q. As I understand it the Book of Life will contain the names of every person who ever lived, except those whose names were blotted out for denying Jesus. Whereas, the Lamb’s Book of Life contains the list of all who truly accept Jesus as their savior, and whose names will never be erased. One prophecy teacher states, “When God opens this book (of life) at the Great White Throne Judgment, the only names left in it will be the names of those who have believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. That’s why the name of the book is changed from the “Book of Life” to the “Lamb’s Book of Life.” I never thought of it in this light. Will the Book of Life literally be changed into the Lamb’s Book of Life, or will there still be two separate books?
Q. In partial answer to the question Why Is Satan Still Free? You said: “If there was no evil in the world we would not have free will. We could only do and be good. Because of Satan we can love God and live in a manner that’s pleasing to Him by choice. This makes our love meaningful to Him. Otherwise we’d just be mindless robots.”
What are the implications of the above statements for our lives after the Rapture? Are we going to be mindless robots or will there be evil so that we can have free will? If there is evil what would keep us from falling again?
Q. I was told recently that according to Matt 8: 10-12, there will be an “outer darkness” in heaven, meaning that some will be closer to God than others. Whether they meant physically or spiritually, I do not know. A reference was made that in v12 “the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown into this outer darkness…..” the reasoning being that they are already IN heaven and therefore will be seated farther away I suppose. What are your thoughts on this?