How Many Trumpets Are There Before The Last One?

Q. Re: 1 Corinthians 15:51-53.  Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

So when it says “at the last trump” how many trumpet sounds will there be before it, making it the last trump? No wonder Rosh Hashana is associated with the Rapture. Continue reading…

The Great Falling Away

Q. In the end times, there’s supposed to be a great falling away. But I have no clue if it’s people of the Lord falling away, or just people in general not coming to the Lord. What do you think? What does scripture have to say? Thank you so much.

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The Holy Spirit. Here And There?

Q.  A friend claims that the Holy Spirit leaves earth when we do in the Rapture and is not here during the last seven years.  I have the understanding that it is the Holy Spirit within us that leaves but He is also here
during those seven years for those who will come to Christ.  Am I wrong?

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Paul Was Pre-Trib

Commentary by Jack Kelley

This is not meant to be a complete commentary on 2 Thes. 2. Instead, I want to demonstrate that Paul had to have taught the Thessalonians that the rapture of the Church would precede the End Times judgments. Think of it as a supplement to your study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, as well as a Biblical rebuttal to the claim that the pre-trib rapture is a relatively new idea.

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Must I Re-Marry?

Q.  I lost my wife 4 months ago and I very much want to go and be with her in heaven. In fact I’ve been praying for that to happen.  Until it does, I’ve decided to remain alone.  But I’ve been told that’s wrong, and that I should look for another woman to marry.  Where does God’s word say I need to remarry? If I wish to remain unmarried until I leave this world, what’s wrong with that?

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Problems For Pre Tribbers?

Q.  I  have a question about 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.  It seems to me this is a problem for the pre-trib rapture.  Paul states “we who are alive and remain until the coming of the LORD shall not proceed those who have fallen asleep…”  In other words, believers are on the earth just before the resurrection of the saved, which clearly occurs after the tribulation, then after they are raised (on the last day as JESUS stated several times in John 6) we who are alive and remain will be caught up with them…”  Paul includes himself in a group that remains until the resurrection of the saved, so they have come through the tribulation.  This is a major problem for me.  How do you explain it?

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The Parable Of The Ten Virgins

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

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The End Of The Church

Q.  You have said that the rapture is “a number specific event, not a date specific one.”  I absolutely agree.  But since more people are being born every day, some of whom may become born again in their lifetime, it’s hard to wrap the mind around  “number specific” (even though I believe it).   In other words, will the world grow so dark that no one will be saved from some unknown point in time and then at that juncture, the rapture will take place?  I’m 72. I would prefer to “fly” than to “die.”

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