Children And The Rapture

Q. We recently had a discussion with others concerning young children whose parents are Christians and would be taken at the Rapture. The question arose as to whether the children – quite young, would go to heaven by the Rapture or would they be left on this earth to go thru the tribulation.

John 3:16 says “Whosoever believeth..” but the problem is young children may not fully understand what that means. Can you give us some scriptural light on this?

A. Many evangelical teachers, myself included, believe that at the Rapture all children including those still in the womb will be taken regardless of the spiritual condition of their parents.

This comes from Paul’s statement that once he was alive apart from the Law and then when He came under the law sin sprang to life and he died. (Romans 7:9) I believe he was saying that he had eternal life as a child, but when he reached the age of accountability he became responsible for his sins and needed a Savior.

To me this means that God does not hold children accountable for their sins and considers them qualified for the Rapture.

A Marriage Question

I have a question about marriage and the rapture. When my husband and I were married last year we took vows to God that said “till death do us part”, should we happen to be raptured live into Heaven will we still be married?

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The Holy Spirit

My dad is adamantly post-trib, and he maintains that the Holy Spirit is both present in us and moving throughout the earth in order to soften the hearts of those who will come to the Lord. And that during the tribulation, we (the church) will be the ONLY source of the Spirit and that is why people will still be able to come to Him.

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Syria Versus Israel

With all the talk about summer war with Israel and now the time table been moved to November could it be said that an attack by Syria or one of its proxies will be the cause of a terminal attack against the Syrian Capital? Especially if WMD are used against the House of Israel?

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Generations And Lifespans

Q. The rebirth of Israel in 1948 was a significant prophetic event. According to scripture the generation that witnesses this event will see the end times. The question becomes what is a generation? According to a few pastors I have spoken with when the Bible refers to a generation it usually is a period of 70 years. Whether or not a generation is literally 70 years, or it is a longer period, how much longer could it be?

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Did God Really Say?

Opinion by Jack Kelley

I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. (1 Cor. 1:19)

Some feel that the Bible is an anti-intellectual document and if that’s true it’s only fair, since so many intellectuals seem to be anti-Bible. Here’s a case in point.

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Falling Away Or Rapture?

Q. My question is about 2 Thess. 2:3. I talked with a Bible-teacher who expected a great revival of faith in our time throughout the world. I quoted this verse and in our language (Dutch) and in English there it is translated as a “falling away”. He said that the word translated wrongly there is ‘harpazo’ (it’s all Greek to me), which means and often is translated as ‘the rapture’. In a way it makes sense: “Let no one deceive you in any way, for that day will not come except the rapture (falling away)(harpazo?) comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed” (Amplified Bible). I don’t have a Bible in greek (yet), else I would have looked it up myself. Your comment, please.

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Thy Kingdom Come, Follow-Up

I have followed your series with interest and feel till now you have been pro Israel, but on the article of the 1000 year millennium it appears you are saying that it is the church and not Israel in God’s program. If I have read this correctly what do you feel that God’s program is for Israel in the future?

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More Anti Pre-Trib Teaching

Q. I’ve listened to a tape by a man (didn’t catch a name) who states mainly that because of John 6:39-44 that there will not be a pre-trib Rapture. Because Jesus said in those verses repeatedly that the dead in Christ would be raised on the last day. He also used the story of Lazarus where Martha said in John 11:24 she knew the resurrection of the dead would be on the last day. He also used in I Corinthians 15:50-52 the words “at the last trump” stating that this means after the tribulation.  What most concerns me is his point about Jesus stating the dead would be raised on the last day. Have you  any idea of what I’m talking about?

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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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