Q. I just read a teaching on the site of a friend’s son. He has a post tribulation view. He states that “the church needs to go through the tribulation to be purified” and that pre-trib. believers will become disillusioned when we find that in truth we have to go through the tribulation.
Q. I’ve been watching a pastor on TV who is obviously post-trib and goes so far to claim we have been in the Tribulation for several years. I have no quarrel with his teaching since I feel he is on target with his basic tenets of OSAS and it doesn’t bother me about “pre” or “post”. However, I note in John 6:37-40 that Christ says He will raise us up on the last day. Doesn’t that sound like “post-trib” to you?
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. (1 John 2:18-19)
Q. I frequently hear post-trib believers say that 1 Thes. 5:9 doesn’t promise believers escape from the end times judgments but from eternal punishment in Hell. Can this be true?
Q. Are bodies that are incinerated and/or destroyed via explosion the same bodies that Christ will make new during the rapture? Or, do you think that Christ will make a completely new body for that person?
Q. Genesis says that God told Abram He would forgive (preserve) Sodom if He could find just a few good men there. In America today I see many men who are “good”. I don’t mean sinless, of course. I mean honorable men and women who do try to follow God’s rules. Why can’t He forgive us, then? We have lots of people who have repented and want to follow God, including me. Why doesn’t God save America, where there are a few good men?
Q. Do you think that the church will ever be united and stop the “in-house” fighting? I know the end time church will be small and lack influence, but will doctrine become a non issue? Will we be about Jesus and Him only? I just don’t see how this thing plays out before the rapture.
Q. Some say spiritual gifts were only for the apostolic era. Others say they continue in our time. Does the Bible say when the laying on of hands and the expression of spiritual gifts will cease?
Q. Is there Scripture that indicates that after the Rapture the Church will see the happenings on earth (when the 70th week begins) ?
And do you believe the church (while in heaven) may be privy to family/friends that will be saved during this horrible time.
Q. Do you think the next Pope will be the false prophet? If so is it him alone that is working for Satan or the whole religion?