Q. I know the penalty of sin is death but wanted to know what is unique about the generation of believers that never die since they are called up to be with Jesus while still alive? Why does that group of people “get out of” death?
Q. I have always thought the phrase “fullness of the Gentiles” was the full number of Christians before the rapture but a news headline jumped out at me and got me thinking. It read that the earth’s population will reach 7 billion later this year could it be the actual number of gentiles and not the amount in the Church? I know 7 is God’s number of completeness.
Q. I believe what you’ve said about the Second Coming possibly being on the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) in 2018 based on what Jesus said about no one knowing “the day or hour”, the darkness of the world and a lifespan being about 70 years. What I’m wondering, since the Rapture comes 7 years before that (I understand what you’ve said about the Rapture being number specific and not time specific) if it doesn’t come before the end of 2011, would we be correct in watching for it in 2012, and then the Second Coming would be in 2019, etc., etc.?
Q. I have a question about Mark 13:32. If this verse is talking about the second coming, which I agree that it is, why do people apply it to the timing of the rapture? And, if it isn’t talking about the rapture of the church, why COULDN’T we know or be able and allowed to figure out the day and/or hour of the rapture? Thanks so much! May God richly bless you.
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.