Protecting Us Or Accommodating Them?

Q.  First of all, I want to commend you for the great web-site. It really helps me put things into perspective. My question has to do with the reason for the rapture. Is the rapture of the church for  protecting the church believers or is it God’s willingness to take His children out of this world to appease the unbeliever’s desire to rid the world of any godly influence?

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Tired Of Waiting

Q.   I’ve been telling people about the Rapture and the “end times” ever since I first read Hal Lindsey’s book “The Late Great Planet Earth” 38 years ago.  I’m tired of the Christians among my family and friends who have heard me for all these years and now laugh whenever I say something about current events and Bible prophecy.  These are all good Christians who believe in Jesus but just aren’t interested in Bible prophecy.   It’s not just that they don’t believe it, they think it’s all centuries away.  I’ve lost the excitement of waiting for His return.  I really thought the Rapture would have come before now.

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Gun Shy About Timing

Q.  Since there have been approx. 2000 years since Paul’s revelation of the rapture one can conclude it was never “imminent” until now ( post 1948 or 1967 ).  Also, God is patient and doesn’t want anyone to perish.  Jerusalem seems to be center of the the world to Daniel’s  70th week.  Can’t it be possible God didn’t start the clock ticking on the last generation until 1967? Fits the bill to God’s nature that he would give as much time as possible.  I have read your article “why the rebirth of Israel is a sign of the end times” but Is Israel really Israel without Jerusalem? I can see the foot steps but I can’t hear them. Guess I’m still gun shy from the 1980’s when my dad fell for Hal Lindsey’s “imminent” rapture alert.

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The Righteous Perish

Q.   I know that God knows when each one of us will die.  Do you think that God may take  the life of someone to prevent them from having to go thru something terrible?  My daughter died when she was 8 years old.  She was wonderful and believed in Jesus.  Many years later I found out that something terrible had almost happened to her and probably would have again had she lived.  I think that God took her to prevent that from happening to her, for I know that she is with Him now.  Am I in error in my thinking?

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Revelation 6

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Revelation

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” and I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. (Rev 6:1-2)

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False Prophets

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Then the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of this people. Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry; though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword, famine and plague.”

But I said, “Ah, Sovereign Lord, the prophets keep telling them, ‘You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.’”

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Revelation 5

This entry is part 6 of 16 in the series Revelation

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Scroll and the Lamb

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. (Rev 5:1-4)

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Revelation 4

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Revelation

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Throne in Heaven

After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” (Rev. 4:1)

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Life In The Great Tribulation

Q.  You have said that after the rapture the world will be left to fend for itself.  What about the 144,000 Jewish servants of God and the 2 Witnesses and the Holy Spirit will Who still be on earth and also the “angels”? Revelation says many will be saved during the tribulation. Continue reading…

New Jerusalem Or Heaven?

Q.  First I would like to thank you for Gracethrufaith.  It has taught me a whole lot and thanks to it am growing more In Christ.  May God continue to bless you.  OK, here is my question, When the rapture takes place will we be in the New Jerusalem or will we be in Heaven?

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