Sin In The New Jerusalem?

Q. My question concerns our sin nature that we acquired after Adam and Eve sinned. My understanding  is that they were not created with a sin nature but chose to sin anyway. Is the difference between us that they chose to sin and we are unable not to sin? In our resurrected bodies will we still have the choice like them? If this is so how will we resist? They couldn’t. I know you have the answers.

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Questions About A Home Bible Study

Q.  At a home Bible study a self proclaimed pastor spoke about the end times. He among other statement alleged that fear was not a spirit, the antichrist was not a person (spirit only) and that the Rapture would not occur until the Satan was under the church’s feet. I’d appreciate your usual insights.

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Will I Still Be Able To Do The Things I Like?

Q.   I have a question I would like to ask you regarding the future experience of the Christian.  There are things I enjoy that are not sinful, such as reading books, studying science and physics, collecting knives and reading about knives/edged tools/cutlery history, eating good food like pizza and cheeseburgers and spaghetti with meatballs, and things like this that are not sinful. Can I have confidence that the Lord will  allow me to continue to enjoy to enjoy these things and more in Heaven?

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The Origin and Destiny of the Gentile Church

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (Romans 11:25)

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Ineligible For Salvation?

Q. I was talking with a Bible study teacher at my church who interprets 2 Thes 2:8-10 as indicating that after the rapture anybody who has heard the Gospel and rejected it prior to the rapture is ineligible to receive salvation in any sense before the 2nd coming. In so doing, he is putting this in the same arena as blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and receiving the mark of the beast. His focus on this is with the words “those who perish” and “they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.”  What are your thoughts on these verses?

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Confirming The Sequence Of End Times Events

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” (Matt. 16:2-3)

So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (Matt. 24:15-16)

For then there will be great distress (Great Tribulation), unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. (Matt. 24:21)

When it comes to developing any kind of time line concerning the End Times, the watershed event has to be the Abomination that Causes Desolation. Why? Because from that time forward, the Bible gives a very clear sequence of events. Continue reading…

The Rapture And The Trumpet

Q.  The trumpet which will be sounded at the rapture, is it a trumpet sound like an instrument in a band or is it a shofar sound? Also when we hear the trumpet sound will non-believers hear something in the sky that is not a trumpet sound? Will it be like maybe thunder or something? When the trumpet does sound will those who are in Christ hear this even if they are sleeping? Some do sleep very soundly and don’t hear a thing. Thank you and God Bless You.

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A Question About The 144,000

Q.  Since the 144,000 from Rev. 7 are seen with the Lamb on Mount Zion in Rev. 14, having been redeemed FROM the earth at approximately mid point of Revelation, are the 144,000 slain at mid – trib ? Is the book of Revelation chronological, or does it skip forward and backward in time ?

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The Wrath Of God. Follow Up

Q. Re: The Wrath Of God.  I’ve just read the subject article  and I have a question” At the end, under “What about us,” 1 Thess. 1:10 is cited, followed by this parentheses:  (The Greek word translated “from” in this verse refers to both the time and place of the coming wrath, so we won’t be present when it happens and we won’t be present where it happens.)  I assume Jack was referring to the word “from,” which Paul used three times in the verse.   How did you determine that the preposition “from” refers to both the time and place of the coming wrath?

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