Q. When we are Raptured do you think people will see us rise to meet Jesus in the air? The disciples saw Jesus rise when he ascended in to Heaven. Do you think it would be the same for us?
Q. I seem to remember you doing this before, but would you explain again what happens when people die? Exactly what is a resurrection and when does it happen?
Q. In Why Couldn’t Mary Hold Him you said Jesus carried His own blood into the Temple in Heaven. Where did Jesus get the blood? Since after the resurrection, the glorified body of Jesus is ‘Flesh and Bones’? And he said unto them, “Why are you troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have.” And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet. (Luke 24:38-40)
Q. I was reading C.S.Lewis this week and in one of his books he said that the white stone we will be given by Jesus when we reach heaven will be the only possession we will have in heaven. Private ownership evidently will not exist. God will (and does) own everything except that white stone with a new name on it which only yourself and Jesus will know. It must be a very precious thing Do you have any comments or teaching on this White Stone?
Q. In the Left Behind series when the mother and son were raptured they made it seem that the boy had changed to become a man by the time the family was re-united in the Millennium. Will we all be around thirty ? Where did the authors get this idea and why would we all be about that age if it is true? Will children automatically be grown or will they age over the years in heaven or what? And the elderly will they be young again with no age lines or wrinkles? What does the bible say on this subject or does it even mention it?
Q. I was recently listening to your audio study on 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, and you mentioned Matt. 27:51-53 where Jesus returns from Sheol with the ‘First Fruits’ of those who were in Abraham’s Bosom. But then you mentioned Job 19:25, and attributed that to the 2nd Coming. Wouldn’t Job have come back with Jesus as part of the 1st Fruits of the Resurrection or the rapture?
Q. I have believed in a Rapture for many years now but have this nagging question: If the church is Raptured including the dead in Christ as well as those still remaining why do we teach about the Resurrection? Since we will be in Heaven with the Lord and there is no longer death does the Rapture not cancel out the Resurrection? After all only the wicked shall remain to be judged but there are two resurrections: that of the righteous and then the unjust. It is appointed unto man once to die and then the Judgement.
Q. If God does not resurrect our original bodies, what happened to Jesus’ original body during his resurrection? I could never figure that one out.
Q. I was wondering does the Word say anything about cremation, if it is right or wrong? I have been thinking of having myself cremated when I die. My family does not need the added expense of a funeral. I only have children and no spouse. It is just a body my soul will be Jesus.
Q. I have been trying to understand Daniel 12:2 about the resurrection of Old Testament saints so as not to have confliction with Revelation 20, and I do not have the answer. Daniel 12:2 says, ” And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt”. The verse says “And many of those who sleep”, so not ‘all who those who sleep’, compare for example to Isaiah 54:13, “All your children shall be taught by the Lord…”. And too the verse in Daniel 12:2 says ‘some to everlasting life’ and ‘some to shame and everlasting contempt’ and from reading this verse it sounds like these two groups of people are resurrected at the same time. Could you spare time explaining Daniel 12: 2 to me?