Q. I have a question on the limited rapture theory. I do not believe that people will be left behind because of sin. However, what about based on faith? Hebrews 11:5-6 is about believing that God rewards those who believe in Him. The reason I question this is because there are many people that are outright against the rapture. My in-laws believe in Jesus and claim to believe in the bible but say those who believe in a rapture will go to hell based on a teaching by a televangelist they really like.
Q. In Rev Chapter 7 verse it talks of the “great multitude that can’t be numbered. Earlier in the book it mentions the angels, beasts and elders who numbered 10,000 times 10,000 and thousands and thousands. This comes out to be more than 1000,000,000, and they are numbered so this “great multitude” must far exceed that number. Also the martyrs are already mentioned in the 5th seal. So who are these great multitudes?
Q. Would you please comment on LK 21:23/MT 24:19? It is a common belief that children under the age of accountability will be raptured. The same for the unborn fetuses. Are the children and unborn fetuses referred to in these passages conceived after the rapture? Or is this something specific concerning the nation Israel?
Q. I’m not trying to set the date of the Rapture, I’m just excited because I believe it’s right around the corner so to speak…when I hear you, and other bible prophecy scholars speak of things like “what the Old Testament conceals, the New Testament reveals” and “what the Old Testament contains, the New Testament explains” I can’t help but apply that concept to the rapture of the church, and the fact so many New Testament episodes coincided with the exact dates of certain episodes in the Old Testament. Like coming full circle, or ‘what goes around comes around’.
Q. When the Lord states that “no man knows the day or hour”, could this possibly be a reference to the Feast of Trumpets/ Rosh Hashanah? This day, from my limited understanding, was celebrated by the first full moon which no one knew exactly when that would be. Men would literally be on “look-out” for the full moon. Depending upon what they saw, determined when the Feast was celebrated. Am I reading too much into this, or is it possibly a hint of when the rapture could occur?
Q. I seem to remember you doing this before, but would you explain again what happens when people die? Exactly what is a resurrection and when does it happen?
Q. Thank you for your interesting site. You have probably covered this but I would appreciate your opinion on why Jesus was so adamant that in John 3 : verses 3 and 5 we must be born of water and the spirit or we cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Is it your view that this is pertaining to the rapture and the withdrawing of the Holy Spirit from earth? If so ,will those ‘nominal’ christians who have not been born again be unable to be raptured?
Q. I was reading C.S.Lewis this week and in one of his books he said that the white stone we will be given by Jesus when we reach heaven will be the only possession we will have in heaven. Private ownership evidently will not exist. God will (and does) own everything except that white stone with a new name on it which only yourself and Jesus will know. It must be a very precious thing Do you have any comments or teaching on this White Stone?
Q. I know without a doubt I’m saved by grace and I have accepted Jesus Christ as MY personal savior. I believe I’m from Philadelphia (the one in Revelation 3 that John speaks about). Please explain this sentence from your study on Re. 2-3 (Epilogue). “And don’t be surprised when you’re joined (in the rapture) by some who were Catholic, some who were Protestant, some conservatives and some liberals and even some who didn’t appear to belong to any church at all.” Do you mean that some will be saved that have not been to church?
Q. In Revelation 7:15 the Angel tells John that the great multitude who is worshiping God and the Lamb are those who came out of the Great Tribulation (Martyrs). They are then serving God in His temple day and night. I believe you have mentioned that they have a different destiny than the Church, who will reign with Christ. But when we get to Rev 20, that same group of martyrs comes to life, and then we see them reigning with Christ also (Rev 20:4).