A Gap Between the Rapture And The 70th Week?

Q.  If there is a sizable gap between the rapture and start of 70th week, as some think may be the case, who will carry on the work of. the church after it’s gone? That being missions,  evangelism etc?  Will there be a pause of present evangelistic movement till 144,000 Jewish evangelicals come on scene later on – or what?

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The Remnant Church

Q.   Who exactly is the remnant church?  I always thought this referred to believers during the Tribulation but it these days everyone and their gramma seems to be identifying it as the fringe group they belong to.

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The Rapture In Rev. 4?

Q. I have read your page and found it very interesting and I agree on most of what you said.  And yet I have a question. Where on earth do you get Revelation 4 as the rapture of the Church?  I have read Revelation many times and I read it again when I saw your comment on the rapture. What part of Rev 4 do you identify with the rapture?

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Still More On The Partial Rapture

Q.  I was watching a televangelist, and he says that he believes all the blacksliders will not go in the rapture and the ones that are sitting back and not doing serving the Lord or doing his will.  Is this true?

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Post Trib Pastor

Q. My younger brother is local church Pastor. But he is an avowed post-tribulationist. No matter how much I try to share with him, that the scriptures clearly teach a pre-tribulation rapture, it does no good.  He gets very angry and aggressive. It seems like I am coming up against a Pharisaical spirit.

But my question is this. If someone is so doggedly determined that the church will go through the tribulation, do you think that that person might endanger their own escape, even if they belong to the Lord?  I am just observing what happened to Lot’s wife, who was clearly looking for the destruction, and not towards the escape, and suffered as a result, even though she escaped the city, but not to safety.

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Rapture References, Part 3 … Conclusion

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This is the final installment of our three part series on rapture references in the Bible. We concluded part two with Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. Written about 20 years after the cross, they were the first definitive teaching on the rapture given on Earth, and as we saw Paul placed it before the End Times judgments, saying the Church was not appointed to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thes. 5:9).

Shortly after writing the Thessalonian letters, Paul wrote 1 Corinthians and in chapter 15 added more detail to his rapture teaching. We’ll begin the final installment there.

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Pre Trib or Mid Trib?

Q.  In ll Thes. 2:7-8 it’s telling us that the restrainer is not taken out of the way until just before the antichrist is revealed when he stands in the temple and claims himself to be God. This is the middle of the tribulation. Can you shed some light on this?   Because I’m really looking forward to getting out of here!

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Rapture References, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Rapture references

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In part one of this series we explored some of the clearest hints from the Old Testament that the Lord has always intended to rapture the Church before the End Times judgments begin. This time we’ll continue with a two part survey of the New Testament. Because Paul was the first to reveal the mystery of the Rapture, we won’t expect to find a clear explanation in the Gospels, but since we already know about it, we’ll be able to spot a couple of hints here and there. Shall we continue?

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