Q. I am one of those who aren’t excited about the rapture because of a secret fear I won’t qualify to go, even though I’ve been a born again believer for many years. I know I don’t deserve to escape the punishment due me and I worry that at the rapture the Lord will agree with my assessment and leave me here. What can those of us with these fears do to overcome them?
Q. If the plan of God is 4000 years between Adam/Eve and Christ, then 2000 years of the “church age” before the 1000 years of the millennium, and the church age didn’t start untill Pentecost in 30AD, doesn’t that mean that we still have to wait at least until 2030 for the rapture? And if this is correct what does this do to the 1948+70 years prophecy?
Q. We have some relatives who are Christian, however, there is one thing that really puzzles ( and upsets a little) my husband and me about them. When we talk about the Rapture and living in the end times, they certainly don’t seem to believe that Christ’s return is very soon. They even seem to try to take away some of our “Blessed Hope” by stating that the Rapture may not come for another 20,000 years! Why would born again believers appear to not be looking forward to Christ’s return?
Q. I have been a farmer and crop duster all my adult life, and something dawned on me recently that I would like your thoughts on. We have worked hard to overcome heavy debt all these years, and my wife and I are finally debt free and own some land. We have no children, and I would like to somehow leave the benefit of this land toward bringing those left behind to Christ, after the rapture. Also, I would like to see it benefit those who become believers after the rapture, as we all know that these will be terrible times. What dawned on me was “Who would I leave it to?” All the believers will be gone, so who could I trust to administer the proceeds or sale of the land. I wonder how wills will be probated, if a group of people simply disappears.
Q. I first of all want to commend you on your articles and the Godly wisdom that you display. My question has to do with the physical return to Israel by all the Jews in the world particularly the U.S. This hasn’t happened yet. Do you see this happening before the Rapture or after? Can you possibly give scriptures to support your answer? If Israel destroys the superstructure of Iran and particularly Syria in the next war, do you think this will do away with terrorism, or do you possibly see more antisemitism arising in the world particularly in the U.S? What in your opinion will drive Jews out of the U.S. and to Israel?
Q. I thoroughly enjoy your website. It is a blessing to me. My question is if people hear the gospel and reject it before the rapture, will they be able to change thier mind and accept Christ after the rapture? I have read commentaries that say it will be too late for them, and only those who have never heard the gospel will be able to get saved. What scriptures do you have to back up your belief?
Q. Thank you very much for your site, I’ve learned a lot and my day is not complete when I miss reading it. My question is, as I heard and read that the last 7 years are called tribulation, do we begin to count 7 years just after the rapture or is there any time interval before beginning to count the 7 years?
Q. I have a question about the Fullness of the Gentiles, which refers to the number of people who become believers during the Church age. If this is the case, why are we looking for the Rapture to happen soon … because there could be people coming to Christ a hundred years from now. If they do, then we still have 100 years or more to wait for the Rapture. Continue reading…
Q. I have recently been studying Revelation in preparing to teach a teen Sunday school class, and thus far what I have gleaned from your answers that I still have a question about from what I have read in the Word is the following:
I understand that the Scripture says that all of Israel that survives the Trib. will be saved thanks to the preaching of the sealed 144,000, but is there Biblical proof that gentiles will be saved after the Rapture of the church? If it is true that the Holy Spirit will be removed from the earth at the Rapture, how could more Gentiles be saved? And where does the Bible say that Gentiles will be saved?
Q. I know that the Rapture could occur before I finish typing. That said, (1) According to your chronology, it appears that the Rapture could occur as late as after Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17, but it will occur before Ezekiel 38-39. Is my understanding of your position correct? And (2) Do I understand correctly that the 70th week begins with the appearance of the AC at some unknown time after Ezekiel 38-39?