Q. I know you said that you believe all Children under the age of accountability will go in the Rapture, but is it not possible that God, who knows when we are still in the womb whether or not we will accept or reject his gift of salvation through Jesus, would take the children that he knows would have accepted, and leave the ones he knows were going to grow up to reject Jesus, to take all children it would seem very likely that he would be taking children that were going to grow to reject Christ.
Q. Do you receive many questions or comments of people (1) dreaming of the rapture and what it will be like; (2) longing for the rapture; (3) sensing the rapture is coming soon. If yes, do you think this is a new ‘phenomenon’ i.e. the Lord preparing His church for departure; or ‘par for the course’ for people who study end times prophecy?
Q. Pastor Kelley, you are my “go to” guy when I can’t find answers in scripture. My Sunday school teacher has said that he does not believe we will literally see God’s face in eternity, since He is Spirit. Needless to say, my entire class of “oldie moldies” (including me) were very confused. In a class of about 20, 95% disagreed with him. Please give me guidance.
Q. In the posting of April 23, you addressed a question about the validity of the Rapture. While I was reading in that portion of Scripture, the phrase “to the coming of the Lord” from verse 15 of 1 Thessalonians 4 caught my attention. Reading the verse from the beginning, it reads “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (precede) them which are asleep.” My question is what does Paul mean when he says those who remain “to the coming of the Lord…” Is this a timing statement?
Q. I hear of crowns being awarded to the members of the church at the “Bema Seat Judgment”. In my mind and my heart I do not feel I deserve any crowns, awards or any acknowledgments for anything I may have done as a Christian on earth.
Q. I have a question about the crowns that the church is awarded at the Bema Seat after the rapture. Revelation 4:4 states that the twenty four elders , which represent the church, will have crowns of gold. Then in Rev. 4:10, the crowns are translated from the Greek word stephanos; crowns made of ivy, olive leaves, flowers etc. I know that stephanos crowns are victors crowns. what are your thoughts on this?
Q. The word rapture is not in the Bible, therefore any teaching on the rapture is false teaching.
Q. When we look at the 7 feasts of Israel and their prophetic meaning, we see that Jesus has fulfilled the first 4 feasts (Passover, Unleavened breads, First Fruits and Pentecost) in the exact day. Next feast on schedule is the Feast of Trumpets which represents the Rapture and, the consistency of the Bible would imply that the rapture has to occur in the exact day of the Feast of Trumpets. Does this mean that the rapture cannot take place in other days of the year?
Q. I was wondering about the crowns that we can earn. Why do we want to get them? How can we get them? When will we give them to God? Will everyone have them or will some have none?
Q. I know the OT saints and the Tribulation saints will be resurrected at the 2nd coming of Christ but why will the Church be resurrected at the rapture and the OT saints still be in the grave?