Q. You recently said that “The Book of Revelation clearly states that God’s wrath begins in Rev. 6 with the Seal Judgments.” I assume you are referring to Rev. 6:17. But this verse does not say “Thus says the Lord.” Rather, it says that men make this statement, not God, nor Jesus, nor an angel. How then can this be absolutely stated as the beginning of God’s wrath? Rev. 11 seems to indicate that “your wrath came” when the 7th Angel blew his trumpet. Also Rev. 16 states that the wrath of God are the seven bowl judgments associated with the 7th trumpet. Can you give some clarification on this? Also, you have done an incredible job bringing great Bible teaching to the web. I am very appreciative of your efforts.
Q. We are studying Revelation in the home study at my house, and I know I am going to butt heads with the leader over the Rapture. He is convinced of a “mid trib” Rapture, because he doesn’t believe we would be taken out of the world to escape persecution, which is all he sees in the first half, not the wrath of God.
He has also cited that tired “fact” that no church father ever taught or believed in a rapture. I know there is not a huge amount written about it, but I do know there are some who believed it. Would you give an example please?
Q. What can you tell me about the last trumpet, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1Cor. 15:52 I don’t believe this is the same Last trumpet as in Rev. 11 but how do you prove that to some one who is post trib?
Q. Can you tell me more about the 7 year peace treaty? Between whom will it take place, when and will we be raptured before then? Is it the last thing to take place before the rapture?
Q. I have heard people say: “All the Jews will be saved.” Is that true? If all the Jews will go to heaven, what about those that die today and tomorrow, before the rapture or before proving their faith in the tribulation period? Will they go to heaven or not? Isn’t Jesus the only “ticket” to the Father and Heaven?
Q. I was wondering, if you could tell me, when scripture says in Matthew 24:40-41 about the ” one taken and the other left…” if this is about the Rapture or the sheep & Goat Judgement?
Q. I would like your opinion on Rev 3: 15-16. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. If we are lukewarm Christians, looks like we can loose our salvation. Is this correct?
Q. I was having a discussion with my Dad about when the Tribulation actually starts, and he doesn’t think that the first seal is the Anti-Christ confirming a covenant simply because it doesn’t use that exact wording, it only says that “he went out bent on conquering”. Is there any way to determine if the first seal is the signing of the covenant? I ask this because he believes we will at least see the signing of the covenant.
Q. Our small group leader uses Zephaniah 2:2-3 to show that we’ll be raptured before the time of God’s wrath. He says lots of people miss this because we’re reading the translation from Hebrew. He said if we looked at the Greek text we would see the same Greek word for wrath that Paul used in 1 Thes. 5:9. What do you think?
Q. Re: the souls under the altar in Rev. 6:9: How do they relate to the other groups of martyrs mentioned in Revelation? Are they pre-rapture souls? If they were believers, wouldn’t they would get physical bodies at the rapture? So if they are post-rapture martyrs, how are they different from the other mentioned groups?