Q. I am searching scripture looking for something that tells me that the children under the age of accountability will also be taken in the rapture. A friend asked me this and I told her that yes they would be removed at the rapture but could not back-up my statement with scripture that actually spells that out.
Q. I have read that the meaning of twinkling of an eye in Jewish sayings, means at sunset. Have you heard of this? Maybe there is a different root word for this?
Q. My church leader has said in the past; speaking about the Rapture, if you are in the nightclub when Jesus comes, He’s not going to stop by there to pick you up. I don’t go to nightclubs but, is this doctrine true of the Rapture?
Q. In Revelation 12:14, It says that when the Antichrist moves against Israel there will be given to Israel two wings of a great eagle so that she may fly into the place where she is nourished for time, times and half a time. Is the great eagle the United States and will we be protecting Israel?
Q. I read an article recently where the author says that the rapture will take around 10 days, the dead rising first then us. He was using Rev. 2:10 to back this up. He also says that we should have a 10 day supply of food and water saved because of riots that will happen during this 10 day event, I just don’t see all that from this verse. Do you think he is right about all this?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Recently I completely re-vamped a study I had originally written in 2003, entitled “The Seven Miracles In John” . In it I showed how John selected these seven miracles specifically for their ability to help us believe that Jesus is who He claimed to be, and that by believing we might have eternal life.
In addition to these seven miracles John’s gospel contains seven “I am” statements. Their focus is on what happens after we become believers. You can call them part 2 of John’s underlying message to the Church. In this study, we’ll look at these seven “I am” statements to see what they’ll tell us. Here’s the first one.
Q. Re: John 11:25-26. Inferring the rapture from “Whoever lives and believes in me will never die” seems like a big stretch. Does the “whosoever” in John 3:16 exclude everyone but the Church? No. Sometimes you add personal thinking not drawn from a strict reading of the text. Sorry if I’ve missed something. “Will never die” implies eternal life; not the rapture.
Q. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
You say that Jesus never taught about the rapture, but in this passage doesn’t the phrase “whoever lives and believes in me will never die” refer to those who will be taken on the Rapture?
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 appreciate your site so much. I have a friend who keeps telling me Christians are going to go through The Great Tribulation, because it is the “cleansing fire” we must go through to “purify” for our redemption when Christ comes back. I have been a Pre-Trib Rapture believer since my conversion many years ago. Can you help me here? Thank you so very much.