Posted October 2nd, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. Lately I discovered in a few of your answers to people’s various questions (in the “Ask a Bible Teacher” section) that you imply that the rapture is near.What is your opinion about the possible time frame till the rapture (besides that it can happen any day)? Thanks your help! Read Post »
Posted September 28th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. Thank you very much for your time and dedication to this site. I love the new lay-out, which has enabled me to easily find answers to questions when I become stumped on something.
I can’t seem to find an answer to this question. In ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and 1 Corinthians 15:52 ), the verses reference the dead rising first during the rapture. I don’t believe in soul-sleep, so I am confused by the word “dead.” When I try to make sense of it by thinking those verses refer to the dead, but saved in Christ, rising first and the church being caught up second, I’m confused as to why God would want to raise up dead bodies. Do you know what I mean? I don’t think God has an interest in raising our physical bodies, many of whom have been cremated, so what is going to be raised up if the souls are already in Heaven? Thanks so much for your help! Read Post »
Posted September 27th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I believe that the rapture is imminent, but since God is not restricted by time, He will use the date of the rapture to His advantage, making the allotted number of Gentiles coming into the Kingdom as secondary. What do I mean by this? I believe that God intends to use the Rapture as a means to move some of His Jewish people to make a decision for Christ. By God taking action on another Jewish event, such as Rosh Hashana, just as He did in the past, would send a shockwave through the Jewish community. Although most will still follow the AntiChrist, many will “see the light”. Read Post »
Posted September 23rd, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. Would you care to comment on the following? I was reading a chapter of one of my favourite books by (a well known author) on Lot’s wife. Are we to assume that Lot and his wife and 2 daughters would represent the Church leaving this earth before the 7 year Tribulations? If so, what are we to make of the fact that Lot’s wife didn’t make it to their destination, wherever that was? Wouldn’t this support the partial rapture theory that quite a few sound theologians seem to believe in and teach? Personnally, I do not believe in a partial rapture but your comments on Lot’s wife would be most appreciated. God bless you and your fabulous ministry. Read Post »
Posted September 18th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. Maybe you can answer a question that has bugged me for quite awhile. II thes 2 speaks of when the antichrist will be revealed. A few verses after it speaks of him being revealed AFTER the “one” who restrains is out of the way. My thinking on this is that the Holy Spirit is the restrainer and His being removed also refers to the Church being Raptured. Am I on the right track here? So when is he revealed? Before or after the rapture? Read Post »
Posted September 18th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. Am I correct in saying that there are two scriptures that mention the time of the gentiles and they are.
a) That Israel is blinded until their full number is complete
b) Jerusalem will be trodden underfoot by the gentiles until their time is completed.
Is it not possible that the full number of gentiles to occur at the same time as the Jewish feast of trumpets?? Read Post »
Posted September 5th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I read with interest your article on the Rapture and have been researching the rapture and I believe I have been convinced that there will be a rapture pretrib. However, How do I answer to someone who says that “the apostles in Jesus’ time were persecuted and went thru horrible times, so what makes us think that we will escape the Tribulation and not go thru the Tribulation?” Read Post »
Posted September 1st, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I have a question about Revelation 3:10, I understand post trib rapture believers say that Revelation 3:10 implies protection while through but not removal from the tribulation. Here is one argument that I am constantly faced with when trying to tell a “post tribber” about the pre trib rapture: Read Post »
Posted August 29th, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. I have been wondering about the examples that the LORD is showing the world right now about debt and how even now our unborn children and grandchildren are already guilty for and will be held accountable for the debt of governments because of taxes. I know that with our salvation the LORD GOD no longer remembers our sins, but we do remember the guilt in association with the debt we owe the LORD for the price HE payed. I feel certain that when we are finally with the LORD in heaven we will no longer feel that guilt but I cant find that in the Bible. Please refer me to the verses that says we will not feel guilt any more. Thanks.
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Posted August 23rd, 2008 in Ask a Bible Teacher
Q. Your website ministry is the bomb!!
My question – will the saints who are already in paradise/heaven have an eyewitness account of the rapture or simply have knowledge of its occurrence? Read Post »