Q. Thank you so much for sharing all your amazing wisdom! As I was going to sleep last night I suddenly wondered, can I sin in heaven after the rapture? If we can’t, does that mean our sin nature is tied to our mortal bodies? I just can’t stand the thought of going to heaven and then blowing it.
Q. I have discovered that the word “tereo” is used in Rev 3:10 and John 17:15 which means to guard and watch over in a specific time, not to be physically removed. With this difference in words, is it not fair to say that we will be guarded in the hour of trial and not physically removed as the Isrealites were protected and guarded during the 10 plagues?
Q. I believe that once we are saved through grace we become a new creation and cannot lose our salvation. I do not believe that there are any exceptions to this. I also believe what the Bible says with regards to taking the mark of the beast and how it will result in eternal torment, and there are also no exceptions in this regard.
So if we look at the two absolutes of eternal salvation through grace and eternal damnation by taking the mark of the beast, there surely needs to be a physical break between these two requirements to ensure that they can both be met without contradiction. And by my understanding, that break must be the Rapture. Does this make sense, and can this be used as proof that the Rapture needs to occur before the Tribulation?
Q. Do you believe that when the bodies from the graves are resurrected at the rapture it will be evident to those left behind? Will there be disturbed ground at the cemeteries and empty urns? Or will there be no physical evidence indicating that the rapture has taken place?
Q. It seems that people who don’t believe in the rapture see the tribulation time period as the wrath of the anti-Christ only – a persecution of Christians being allowed by God. Is it accurate to say that the tribulation time period is the wrath of God being unleashed after the rapture, and that the anti-Christ is using the time to make himself God while he can?
Q. I would like to know your take on what happens to the young children or babies of believing parents, the parents I would presume will go in the Rapture with all of us who believe Jesus is the Son of God and Savior, will the young children go into New Jerusalem with the rest of us? And will they retain their young age?
Q. I’ve been encountering a new (to me) “twist” in the pretrib Rapture camp. As a pre-tribber myself, I was surprised and dismayed by this idea. It is the notion that–in order to take part in the pre-trib Rapture, a believer in Christ must believe in the Rapture itself. Proponents claim isn’t enough to simply believe in the shed blood of Christ for the forgiveness of sins, we must be pre-trib, and sufficiently “watchful” in order to be raptured or else we’ll be left behind. Have you encountered this?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
We’ve come to the final installment in our study of the Book of Amos. The Lord’s anger against the Israelites continues, His promise of judgment clear. There will be no last minute reprieve; the Northern Kingdom will cease to exist. But as He always has, God will preserve a faithful remnant to keep the flame of His people flickering.
Q. I have been reading your articles for some time on several other sites that post them and wanted to know if you believe Christ will return in the rapture before the real chaos and trouble begin, or if we will be here for it? Is there any way we can know this?
Q. I am convinced in my own mind that the rapture will come before the Great Tribulation, and that Matt. 24-25 is about Israel and the 2nd Coming. I don’t understand why do some people say Matt. 24-25 is about the rapture?