Q. As I looked into the anniversary date of Israel becoming a nation, I see that this coming year (2011) it falls on May 10th. I just wonder if people realize how close we may be to the Rapture based on Israel becoming 63 years old? If that date passes and we are still here, I know it means that the # of Gentiles has not come in, but it also means that there is less than 7 years left for Pioneers in Israel to be 70. Do you have any additional thoughts on this to share? I long for the Rapture to be prior to May 10th !
Q. I truly love your site and have learned a lot from your articles. I would like your thoughts on something concerning the Rapture. Your belief based on your studies puts the Rapture sometime in 2011. I know you are not trying to set a date, this is your opinion. However, based on Psalm 90:10, it also states that our lives may last 80 years due to our strength. It is my understanding that the generation born when Israel became a nation would not pass. Therefore, if we use the 80 years for a generation, that would put The Second Coming of Christ around 2028. Subtract 7 and that brings the Rapture to 2021. Also, if someone born in 1948 lives to be 100, they would be part of the generation that is still alive. Would you please give me your thoughts on this?
Q. Since the rapture is number (completion of church) dependent and not date dependent could it happen that we might find ourselves into the tribulation because the number has not been yet fulfilled?
Q. I read articles on your website and enjoy them very much. I am a born again Christian. God bless you and all you do. I am a prophecy nut and like to study that a lot. What I see all around me is very scary. I know what’s happening, it just makes me very scared. As Christians, how much of the end times are we going to endure?
Q. In the article The Age of Accountability you wrote: “When they reach the age of accountability, they become responsible for their sins. They acknowledge their accountability in a ceremony called bat mitzvah for girls, usually held at age 12, and bar mitzvah for boys age 13.” Does this mean that when believers in Jesus are raptured, all girls under the age of 12 and all boys under the age of 13 will also be raptured? If so, can you imagine the impact on families worldwide?
Q. As always thanks so much for your great site. I have a question regarding the word apostasia found in 2 Thes 2:3. I have recently seen several commentaries that state that the word was used 15 times in the NT and only 3 times actually meaning apostasy, and that prior to the King James version the commentaries stated the word meant departure and not apostasy. Does this in fact say that the day will not come for the son of perdition except that we will be departed (raptured) or is it referring to the apostasy?
Q. Please comment on “the plan” for a one world currency by the year 2024 and how this time-frame fits your interpretation of the timing of the Second Coming. I believe that the Rapture is imminent, and that there could be a gap of several years between the Rapture and Daniel’s 70th Week. Do you agree? Thanks for your website – it is truly a blessing!
Q. What if a lot of Christians don’t get raptured, and what if Christians who don’t know about the mark of the beast take it because they don’t know about it and were left behind? Sometimes I wonder what if half of us miss the rapture because we’re not living the way God wants us to live. Doesn’t the Bible say when we get to heaven only those who are pure of heart can actually go into the kingdom and the ones who are not have to stay outside the gates and work their way in? What are yours thoughts on this?
Q. With all of the worldly/secular scientific attention focused on 2012, as well as the cross-cultural historicity of myths and legends about this time (12/21/12, specifically), I think that date or general time frame would be an excellent window for the rapture itself. Associated natural phenomena (pole/magnetic reversals, solar polar shift, etc) would be great cover and match the old Hopi legend of the Sun burning away the undesirables from the planet, leaving the enlightened more evolved to carry on. So if 2011 comes and goes, why not 12/21/12 for the rapture?
Q. Thank you so much for your insight, as I look forward to your e-mails every day. I am sincerely hoping for a pre-trib rapture, as I am sure that all of us are. Currently, I am reading an e-book that strongly supports the post-trib rapture, with many scriptural citations and inferences backing up this theory. This author presents a stong case for his position, as you do with the pre-trib assertion. Honestly, I am completely confused and don’t know what to anticipate, other than being in a “ready” status at any time. I sincerely wish that this wasn’t such a mystery, and was not an issue that is so open to interpretation. Is the Bible meant to be so ambiguous, so that we are not sure of the day and time of His coming?