A Spirit Of Fear

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love (1 John 4:18).

There’s lots of fear mongering going on today. The word “monger” originally referred to a trader of commodities, but today it’s more often used to describe a person involved in something petty or contemptible.

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A Free Ticket To Heaven?

Q. My wife is with child. If the Rapture occurs soon will the baby get a free ticket to heaven? Will it at some point have to choose Christ? Will we see it grow up or will he or she gain full mental and physical capacity in Heaven?

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Eagerness And Urgency

Q. I read world news morning and evening on Christian and conservative sites. The news is so dreadful I have a picture of me staring out the window of a runaway train. The feeling I’m left with is sadness and excitement.  Here’s the problem, there are birth pangs going on all around me and I’m wondering if I have an unhealthy frame of mind as I look at my self and think … “you’re pessimistic and maybe even a bit morbid in you’re anxious awaiting for another one.”  Do you get a sense that others are like me? Do you ever have this same uncomfortable feeling?

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Multiple Raptures?

Q.  You say that there is only one rapture, but Rev. 7:9 seems to indicate an additional rapture at approx. pre-wrath.  And for a long time I’ve been saying there are multiple biblical raptures which includes OT prophets, Jesus, the Church, newly saved tribbers, two witnesses, the 144000, and finally everybody for the White Throne Judgement.  Can you clear this up for me?

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The Last One Saved

Q. My daughter and I were discussing two statements in the Bible, one about “the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” in Luke 21:24 and the other one is Romans 11:25, “when the fullness of the Gentiles be come in”. That that means there is ONE person who will be the final Gentile to be saved, and I believe this means before the rapture.  If so, then it would appear that NO Gentile will be saved during the tribulation. If that is the case, are all the tribulation saints that are killed Jewish? Does that mean any Christians in name only who will be left behind at the rapture would not have any possibility of getting saved during the tribulation as possibly indicated by 2 Thess. 2:11-12?

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The Rapture And The Bride

Q.  If I’m not wrong there is no evidence in the gospels of Jesus mentionig about  the rapture.  Since this is an important subject why hasn’t Jesus spoken a single word about it?  I tried to figure out an answer by myself: maybe because the people He was addressing to would not be involved with the rapture.  But, even so, He spoke a lot about the wedding of the Lamb and the bride, the wedding banquet, and  they were not involved on these topics as well. Could you please give me some light on that?

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More On Children Of The Rapture

Q.  After reading of recent horrific crimes committed by young children such as a ten-year-old boy brutally murdering a woman of ninety, I wonder if you think that the taking of the children in the rapture is based on God’s knowledge of who will become born again at a later time.  Or could it be that the age of accountability could be at a much younger age for a child like that?  In that case, maybe all of the children won’t be taken since God knows the future? Also, I remember a time when Paul was accosted by young children (don’t know how young) and he called a bear out of the woods to attack them.  What is your understanding of this?

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