They Will Not Taste Death. Follow Up

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?

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Do They Have Glorified Bodies?

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?

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Was He Still In Human Form?

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.

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When Do We Go To Heaven?

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.

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Does Jesus Have Less Power Now?

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?

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Judges, Kings, and Priests

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?

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Who Are The Elect In Matt. 24?

Q.  Matthew 24:31 says, “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”  This verse states that the “elect” will be gathered from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other – heaven, not earth.  Is this proof we are already in heaven before the tribulation?  That we have been raptured?

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More On The First Resurrection

Q.  I’m hoping for a bit of clarification.  Rev 20:5 states that the Tribulation Saints are part of the first resurrection, occurring after the second coming.  Yet, if the dead in Christ are resurrected at the Rapture (1 Thes. 4:16), how is this not the first resurrection as it will occur at least 7 years earlier?

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Organ Donation

Q. I just read your August 10th answer about cremation which confirmed what I always thought about cremation being okay, but wanted to know what your beliefs were on organ donation.  I would be an organ donor if I could get over the feeling that when the Lord resurrects our bodies, I will have given away part of mine.  I know this must sound ridiculous, but was wondering what your studies have led you to believe.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.

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Will He Always Be Like Us?

Q. As the Savior of the world, the Word became flesh.  He chose to become human enough that He was capable of bleeding to death for us.  He is the first fruits of the resurrection and received a new body similar to what I think we will receive.  Capable of walking through walls, go to places by thought, but having physical texture that the disciples were able to touch and He even ate with them.  My question is, do you think that part of His sacrifice in stepping down into creation was to limit Himself to having a ‘resurrected body’ as an eternal reminder of what He did for us?

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