Q. In one of your answers to a question about the rapture, you stated:”some think they are part of the church, but will be left behind at the Rapture.” How could they be part of the Church and not saved?
Q. I read recently that there is a comet Elenin that will cause 3 days of darkness during the 28-30 of Sept and the Jews celebrate the feast of the trumpets on 29 Sept when the new Moon is revealed, which may be a possible time for the rapture to occur since no man knows the day or hour because of the darkness and the Lord has fulfilled all the spring feasts in His first coming and will probably fulfill the rapture on the feast of the trumpets.
Q. I have read where you have said on multiple occasions that Mark 13:32 “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” is not talking about the rapture but about the 2nd coming. I have really come to respect and enjoy your teachings over the last few months, and while I do not doubt what you are saying is true, I also do not see why that verse has to be talking about the 2nd coming and not rapture. Can you set me straight on this?
Q. One thing that bothers me about myself is I feel as though my desire for the Rapture is selfish and not just the wish to be with our Lord for all eternity. I keep thinking about how wonderfully peaceful Heaven’s going to be, and knowing all my loved ones will be safe and out of harm’s way, the reunion with a brother who was killed when he was just a little boy…I keep asking God to forgive that selfishness, and yet I can’t help but wonder if He’s a bit disappointed in me. Shouldn’t my primary focus for wanting the Rapture be the desire to spend eternity with Him?
Q. I was wondering about an odd thought that popped into my head this week. It’s about an unequally yoked married couple. Say the wife is saved and the husband is not. When the rapture occurs she’ll be taken away by Jesus while her husband is left behind. If he gets saved during the tribulation will they ever know about each other or see one another?
Q. I just read a theory about the part of the Rapture that I have never heard before. I was wondering if you had heard about it and what your opinion is because I value your insight very much. I read on a site, that I usually trust, that meaning of “the dead will rise first” could possibly mean an earthly resurrection of them for the world to see? Could that be possible, that people would come back from heaven for a little while, before the rapture takes place? Thank you so much for all the questions you answer.
Q. Today I heard the argument that Jesus will fulfill all of the fall feasts in the same year just like he fulfilled the spring feasts the first time. Do we have any evidence that trumpets will be separated from Yom Kippur by 7 years? Man, I do not want to be here through the Great Day of the Lord. I’m praying he will settle my heart with this. I really feel there is much more evidence for pre trib but this bothers me.
Q. A friend and I were discussing the Rapture and I said I believe in the Pre-Trib Rapture and He said He believes in the Pre-Wrath Rapture. What’s the difference?
Q. What part does the rapture play in saving us from the wrath of God, when we have already been saved from that wrath by doing what others refuse to do – Accept Jesus as our Savior. God’s wrath falls only on the un-saved who reject Christ so why would we have to be in heaven to be protected from his wrath when there would be no reason for his wrath to fall on us? God protected the children of Israel when he was pouring out his wrath on Egypt, can he not do this same today with his church?
Q. I read from 1 Cor 15:23 that there is an order to the resurrection. The first being Christ and then those who belong to Christ at His Second Coming. If so, then the rapture and resurrection of those who belong to Christ as depicted in 1 Thess 4 is supposed to happen at His Second Coming and not before that. Also, when Christ is to deliver us from the wrath to come, can it possibly mean the lake of fire (which is after the Second Coming and judgments) and not the wrath of the Lamb and of God depicted from Rev 6-15?