Caught Thinking A Foul Thought

My question is when the Rapture occurs so fast and there is a foul thought in my mind how do I get forgiveness before being in the presence of our Lord? I wrestle with this of thing sort constantly. I hope you can help.

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Believe Or Deceived?

Q.  In your commentary about the Ten Bridesmaids (well done, by the way), you explained that this represented the Tribulation saints, and not the Church. If so, what about those in the Last Days, who will not endure sound doctrine? Are they deceived to believe in a false salvation, or will they still be “caught up” with surprised looks on their faces?

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Simultaneous Or Sequential?

Q. Would you please clarify a part of the following two verses from 1 Thessalonians KJV?

4:16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 4:17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Does the shout of the Lord himself, the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God occur simultaneously, or are they sequential in nature, thereby initiating the Rapture of the Church?

I realize that these things happen in a split second, so perhaps my question is moot.

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The Timing Of Parables In Matt. 25

Please explain to me how you come to the conclusion that the “parable of the talents” and the parable of the “sheep and goats” have to do with people only in the Tribulation. I’ve read these parables many times before and I have never gotten that message.

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A Full Generation, Or Less?

In “Why is God waiting so long”, as well as a few other places, you state that Daniel’s 70th week could begin as early as 2011, which would finish everything off in 2018. Is there any evidence in the bible to suggest that God would make the tribulation exactly one generation from the start the end times, as opposed to less than one?

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The Last Trumpet Follow Up

I was reading your article on a pre-trib rapture. You mention that the “last trumpet” in 1 Cor. 15:52 was simply one of many references to “last trumpets” in the Bible. I would very much like to know the other references that you are referring to when you made this statement.

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The First Resurrection

Q. Why does Rev. 20:5 say that this is the first resurrection?

Would this be a correct:

1) Those who died before Jesus died, and were right with God, – they have already received their glorified bodies. (Elijah and Moses were recognized when Jesus was transfigured. Although Elijah didn’t die, Moses did.)

2) Those who died after Christ was resurrected, and are saved, will be resurrected at the time of the Rapture.

3) Those who are beheaded during the tribulation are resurrected at the beginning of the millennium (Rev. 20:5)

4) After the millennium, all those who rejected Christ are resurrected for judgment.

Also, does anyone die during the millennium, – and if so, when would they be resurrected?

Many thanks for your time. I have been trying to sort this out for awhile.

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“Failed Prophecies” Follow Up

I have two questions for you. I just read your
“Failed Prophecies” article. If the one about Egypt being uninhabited for 40 years is still yet to happen, does that mean the second coming is at least 40 years away? My other question concerns Ezekiel 38-39.

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Tribulation Survival Map

I’m concerned about the Tribulation Events – Survival Map where you tell those left behind after the rapture “they must pray to God saying” (and then you give them the prayer to say). I feel this is misleading because no where in the Bible are we told to repeat a prayer to be saved.

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Why Is God Waiting So Long?

I have listened to most of your commentary and i am greatly intrigued by it. Understanding prophecy in the Bible has greatly strengthened my faith. My question, and I know I shouldn’t question God’s timing but I just cannot help but wonder, is that why has our God waited so long?

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