Q. 1 Cor. 15:2 says, “By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.” This is a different “if” than the one you explained in your article “What Does If Mean?” The “if” used here is primary article of conditionality. Can you explain the “conditionality” of this “if”?
Q. I recently read an article that stated that the rapture of “we who are alive and remain” would not occur immediately after the dead in Christ are resurrected, but instead we would be raptured 40 days after the dead in Christ come out of their graves. The article stated that the example for this is from Christ’s resurrection at the same time that believers came out of the tombs. He ascended and took them with him 40 days later and that is the model for the rapture of the church. What is your opinion? Is it possible we will be on earth for 40 days after the dead in Christ are resurrected?
Q. After Jesus died, did he descend into Hades to set the captives free? If so, who were the captives?
Q. I have a question about your recent post entitled “They Will Not Taste Death” in which you said, “There they were momentarily transported to the time of the 2nd Coming where they saw Moses and Elijah talking with the Lord in His glory.” I am familiar with the Transfiguration of Jesus, but had never heard before that what the disciples were seeing was the time of the Second Coming. Where does it say in scripture specifically that they were present at the Second Coming?
Q. Here is a question which has puzzled me for a rather long time. If I understand correctly, all of the Old Testament and New Testament Saints who have passed away are in Paradise right now. Do they already have glorified bodies? If they already have glorified bodies, then what bodies will rise from the graves during the Rapture?
Q. When Jesus was born he became a human. When he died did he remain a man or is he now a spiritual being like God. I need scripture to show my Sunday School teacher.
Q. For years as a Christian I have thought that if we believe in Christ we would go to heaven when we die. I have searched the Bible but cannot find any reference to this. In Revelation it talks of the dead being raised when Christ returns. My question is, do we go to heaven when we die or do we stay in limbo waiting for the return of Christ, which we know not when He will return.
Q. My question comes from a statement you made on one of your mp3’s. You stated that Jesus gave up some of his inheritance so we could share in it. By doing this is He forever in a weakened state because He is still in the form of a man? Does that mean He doesn’t have some of the abilities as God that He once had?
Q. Re: Rev. 20:1-6. Who are the ones who received authority to judge in Rev. 20:4? And who are the saints who will be priests of God and will rule with Him for the millennium in Rev. 20:6? Are these saints some members from the raptured Church, like pastors of today? If so, won’t the Church will be on earth during the millennium?