Q. I have moved from the post-trib rapture and now utterly reject it after studying this for a long time. The pre trib rapture emerges as true after much digging into the scriptures. I know that Matt 24:31 is not the rapture but could it be that it refers to the gathering of the Israelites to Jerusalem as Isa 11:11,12 and Isa 27:12,13 indicate? Perhaps Matt. 24:31 could also refer to previously raptured saints being gathered from one end of heaven to the other, ready to descend on horses behind the Lord as Rev 19 indicates. It may as you say also refer to the gathering of Tribulation saints. What do you say about all of this?
Q. I have a question based upon something that I heard this week. Someone on one of the God channels on TV was preaching about the book of Revelation. They stated that in order to be part of the Rapture, one had to have one’s name written in the ‘Book of Remembrance’. They stated that in order to be in that book, one had to be an over comer by paying one’s tithes, witnessing, going to church etc etc. But it strikes me that this can be boiled down to being based upon our works. Surely our Rapture is based purely and simply on the grace of the Lord Jesus, and our faith in him?
Q. I have noticed in many Bible believing Churches, even those who support a pre-tribulation rapture, that pastors mention the trials Christians are having, the signs we see of hard times, they encourage a close relationship with our Lord Jesus, to walk moment by moment, trusting only in Him, to study the Word, even separating from the world view and encouraging an eternal view, but they never mention the rapture and rarely the end times. Why do you think that is?
Q. Something has been weighing heavy on my mind for some time now. It seems that no one is preaching ‘preparation’. I believe there will be a rapture of the Church soon. As things are winding down and we see prophecy coming to fruition it is time for true women and men of God, I believe, to focus on being prepared for His coming. What are your thoughts on this?
Q. Could you give me a list of the scriptures showing the signs that appear before rapture takes place?
Q. I would like to know what exactly is the blessed hope? I always believed that it is the appearing of Jesus Christ as the verse which mentions the blessed hope says further in. Today, as we spoke via e-mail of the Rapture, someone told me that our blessed hope is not the Rapture, but that it is our redemption. This confused me. Can you please explain what it is?
Q. I bought your book (7 Things You Have to Know to Understand End Times Prophecy) and greatly enjoyed it. I was a post Tribulation believer, but I am starting to change my mind. My question is, what will happen right after the Rapture if it is indeed before the Tribulation? Won’t everyone see that by the disappearance of millions of people all of a sudden that the Bible is right and therefore have a Bible believing world? I was thinking that since we won’t have our resurrected bodies til the 2nd Coming that perhaps after the Rapture our spirits will go to be with the Lord and our bodies will be left on the earth. Thus appearing to the people left behind that millions of people have “died” instead of disappeared.
Q. Will babies who have been aborted go directly to the Lord as members of the Church or will they be part of another population? I imagine they would be the Church, but I’d appreciate your clarification.
Q. I noticed that you said in another article that the dead bodies of believers won’t be brought back to life at the rapture. I don’t understand because both I Thessalonians 4 and I Corinthians 15 say “the dead in Christ shall rise first.”If their bodies won’t be brought back to life how do the dead rise?
Q. How does grace after the Rapture work? The Holy Spirit is removed from the Earth, so what are the conditions of being saved during that time? Do those left behind still simply have to confess and believe that the Lord died for the sins? Or is it something different? Something more?