Q. When I was 4 years old, my mom had a miscarriage and my baby brother died. I know he is in heaven with Jesus, but are he and my mentally disabled sister (who belongs to Jesus too, I know) the members of the church? Or are they a different category as old testament and tribulation saint are different? My hope is that I can live with my siblings in the New Jerusalem. I want to “get back” my ‘lost” brother, as I know the New Jerusalem is “church members only” (please correct me if it isn’t), that’s why it’s important to me.
Q. My friend just sent me the following. “In Matthew 24:29-31 Jesus says He will not send His angels to collect the elect (us) until after the tribulation. The word there for elect is used thirteen times in the New testament and always refers to the church. Pre trib was a hoax. I am more and more convinced of it every day I read my Bible. Thessalonians clearly states, “The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive will be caught up with them in the air…” And the dead in Christ rise in Revelation 20:4, after the tribulation. As it turns out, we are no more deserving of escaping hard times than the first century church was when the Romans started persecuting them and throwing them to the lions.” What would I say to my friend? I am not secure enough in scripture to handle it.
Q. I have a question re: what Jesus said in Matt. 24:36 & 42-44 versus Rev. 3:3. I understand from your series “The Last 8 Days” that in Matthew, Jesus is talking about His 2nd Coming. The terminology in Rev. 3:3 with the mention of Jesus coming upon the church in Sardis as a “thief in the night” if they “don’t wake up”. My question is in your opinion is Jesus referring to the Rapture in Rev. 3:3? Your insight is always appreciated and may God continue blessing you with your gift of knowledge of His Word. I thank Him for guiding me to you.
Q. What happens to a born again believer in the Rapture who is cremated? I know the dead in Christ will rise first but what about those who are cremated?
Q. There is a question that has been troubling me. If someone is a born again child of God but doesn’t believe in the Rapture, will that person still be taken? If he believes that the Church will go through the Tribulation to be tested and purified to be made “safe to save” does that show a lack of faith and salvation, or just a different understanding of the relevant scripture?
Q. Some say that the end times church will be glorious and without spot or blemish, others say there will be a great falling away and the end times church will be for all practical purpose so small that when the rapture comes it will be barely noticeable. What is your position?
Q. The word Gentile can refer to any non-Jew, pagan, heathen, infidel, as well as Christian, so I’m wondering if perhaps the phrase “full number of the Gentiles” from Romans 11:25 refers to the time when that one final person denies Christ and fulfills the cup of iniquity rather than being the last Gentile to accept Him What is your opinion of this?
Q. What is your honest take on the weird noises coming from numerous areas throughout the world. Many people have described these sounds as apocalyptic, trumpet like and extremely eerie. Isn’t there scripture stating how the earth groans?
Q. A prominent prophecy teacher says that people on Earth who have heard and understood the Gospel prior to the Rapture cannot be saved during the Tribulation. Yet, I would think that throngs of people whose family members and friends shared the Gospel with them prior to the Rapture would realize that they’d been mistaken (after the Rapture) and cry out to God asking for salvation. Surely, among the millions who will accept Christ during the Tribulation will be many who first heard the Gospel prior to the Rapture! But this teacher says that the scripture says that a deceiving spirit would prevent them from receiving the Gospel after they had once rejected it. What say you?
Q. There are those of us faithful who although we accept Our Lord as Our Savior, expect to be left on Earth to to fight the Anti-Christ and his forces post Rapture. We actually picture ourselves as God’s faithful, willing to sacrifice ourselves for God. Don’t laugh, I know it sounds egotistical and somewhat like a contradiction.
It seems if we do, we’ll be damned for all time. If that’s true, why do we bother even worrying about anyone left? What good is a Thousand Years of Peace if no Faithful are even left to do God’s Work? Am I just missing something?