Staying Behind?

Q. There are those of us faithful who although we accept Our Lord as Our Savior, expect to be left on Earth to to fight the Anti-Christ and his forces post Rapture. We actually picture ourselves as God’s faithful, willing to sacrifice ourselves for God. Don’t laugh, I know it sounds egotistical and somewhat like a contradiction.

It seems if we do, we’ll be damned for all time. If that’s true, why do we bother even worrying about anyone left? What good is a Thousand Years of Peace if no Faithful are even left to do God’s Work? Am I just missing something?

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In The Twinkling Of An Eye

Q.   Sir, I have had a lot of trouble buying the split second vanishing of all the saints at the time of the rapture.  To me  1 Corinthians 15;51-54 speaks mainly of our corruptible putting on in-corruption, ” but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.”  That seems to me to be separate from  1 Thessalonians 4;15-17 ,” and the dead will rise first. then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them”  with no mention of how fast it will happen. It seems that GOD would make full use of the rapture to make believers of many who had been sitting on the fence. I can only imagine the impact of watching your dead godly grandmother suddenly appear young and healthy and then rise into the heavens followed by those who are alive and changed. I don’t believe GOD wastes any opportunity to draw His children to Him and He won’t let this chance slip away with a sudden head scratching disappearance of people right before your eyes.  I have great respect for your biblical insight and would like to know your thoughts on this.

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The Dead In Christ Shall Rise First

Q. To my highly valued workman of God’s Word, do you have any insight on a point of curiosity on the rapture? Paul makes it perfectly clear that the rapture will happen in the twinkling of an eye. Yet, he also clearly indicates that the dead in Christ will rise first, followed by those still alive. Since no human could distinguish “first” then “second” if it all happens in a “twinkling,” is there another layer of understanding to being told that the dead shall go before the living?

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Hard Times Coming?

Q. A lot of “rapture” websites and a number of seemingly knowledgeable people are predicting we will have a very rough time of it before the rapture takes place. Famines, severe money and banking problems, stuff like that. They are warning that we had better prepare and get ready because it’s about to fall on us.

My question is what will our state of affairs be like during this time? In my opinion the Bible indicates that stuff will be or at least perceived to be quite “normal” then we will be raptured. Others are saying to head for the hills and find a cave. What do you think?

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What Happens To A Gentile / Jewish Couple?

Q. I have a question about having a Jewish spouse. What happens after the rapture to a gentile/Jewish couple?  I know they are no longer married  but do they ever get to see each other again do you think?  What about children that are half gentile half Jewish.   Is where they go depend on their beliefs and age at that time?  What do you think about the Jewish parent seeing their children if in fact they are in the New Jerusalem?  Do all Jewish people have to reside separately on earth at that time?

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Something Old, Something New

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, O God.’” (Psalm 40:6-8, from the Septuagint translation. Attributed to Jesus in Hebrews 10:5-7).

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Saved After The Rapture

Q.  I am very grateful for the articles and answers to questions on the website, which I find  both encouraging and inspiring.  I have a question regarding those who accept Jesus after the rapture, in the the context of pre-trib teaching. Will they miss out on the marriage supper of the Lamb? If so what does that mean for them?

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Rapture On Pentecost?

Q.  I realize we are not to set dates; however wouldn’t it be exciting if the rapture were to take place on Shavuot? The way I understand things is that the Law (Ten Commandments) was given on this Feast Day as was the giving of the Holy Spirit – essentially the birthing of the church age.  If God is going to  return his attention back to Israel, perhaps it would occur as the church is being taken out.  What are your thoughts?

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Was Jesus Hinting At The Rapture?

Q.  I have been doing a study in the Gospel of John and when I came across John 11:21-26 my curiosity was piqued.  Are Jesus’ words to Martha in verses 25-26 hinting at the Rapture?

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”

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Psalm 105

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, O descendants of Abraham his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.

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