Will God Destroy Smokers?

Q.  My question is about Christians who still smoke cigarettes, cigars, etc.  In 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 it says, ” Know ye not that ye are the temple of God,and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is Holy, which temple ye are.” I am curious to know if I and my other Christian brothers and sisters are still smoking when the Rapture happens, will God destroy us, or leave us behind?  What is your take on this scripture?

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A Question About Rev. 6

Q. I have read almost every thing that I can find that you have written and I consider you to be one of, if not the, best writers on the end times. But in a  comment on Rev. 6:11 you made a statement that bothers me.

“Just as the church has a fixed number to achieve before its time on Earth is fulfilled (Romans 11:25) so it is for believers who’re martyred for their faith following the Church’s disappearance.”

I know what Romans 11:25 says, but it seems that you’re saying that there is a fixed number that the Church must meet in people saved. To me this creates goal that must take place before Christ can return for His Church, making the timing of the rapture subject to a precondition.  I thought the rapture could happen at any time.   Have I misunderstood what you are saying?

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The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

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Rapture / Resurrection Bodies

Q.  I have a question regarding the rapture.  I get the impression from books, commentary I have read, and from bad movies I have seen that when the rapture occurs all those who are in Christ will disappear from the earth, however I don’t understand why God would have any use for our physical bodies.  It seems to me that when the rapture occurs God will receive our spirits and that the corpses of all those who believe will the left on earth.  Is my understanding incorrect?

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More On Purifying The Church

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.

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Pre Or Post Doesn’t Bother Me

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?

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The Spirit of Anti-Christ

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)

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