Q. Do you think the rapture happens as the dragon is cast out of heaven? I wouldn’t want to be around when he is cast down and confined and angry. It’s interesting that Jesus comes with the archangel but it doesn’t say with a great host of angels. Perhaps the angels are kicking butt and clearing the rebel angles out and getting things ready for us. When Jesus said He saw Satan fall like a lightening bolt, how does that fit in to the war in heaven when He is confined to earth?
Q. Are the angels who fathered the Nephilim the same ones who rebelled with Satan? Rev. 12:4 says one third of the angels were swept out of heaven and cast to Earth. The ones who fathered the Nephilim in Genesis 6:2 are being held in chains for judgment according to Jude 6 and 2 Peter 2:4. If all the rebellious angels are in prison, who has been working with Satan all this time?
Q. My 7 year old son asked my wife a question on the way to school this morning. He said that Satan was a Christian because he believed in God, that Jesus Christ was the son of God, that he died for our sins, and that God rose him from the dead. All of those qualify us as believers to gain eternal life in Heaven with the Lord. What can I say to my son to disqualify Satan from being a Christian when the scripture implies that Satan knows scripture? One cannot be a Christian and be against God. It seems to be an interesting paradox.
Q. It is believed that on Christ’s return with His angels at the second coming, He will judge all nations (The sheep and goat judgement – Matthew 25:31-46) after which the 1000 year reign begins. Satan is said to be captured through this period but must be released after The Millennium to once again deceive many. Who are those to be deceived by Satan after the Millennium?
Q. Can Satan know things about our future and then make those things come true? I know he can’t be 100% accurate like God is, but are there things he knows about our future, and can he work behind the scenes to make those things come true?
Q. I believe in Jesus as my personal savior who died for all my sins, and when I really think about it, I’m sure of it. But I still get attacked in my mind about whether I actually believe it, which concerns me. I do believe in Jesus, yet these thoughts make me worried and uncertain at times. I believe they’re lies from the devil, but how can I get rid of those thoughts and be more certain about my salvation in my mind?
Q. The Bible refers to Satan as being an angel of light in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15. And in my Nelson’s Student Bible Dictionary it refers to Lucifer as Morning Star and I believe Jesus has been referred to as the Day Star. This is all a bit confusing. First are there Angels of Light that are Angels of God and are good and still exist. Satan was one but fell because of wickedness. Is Satan also the Morning Star and is Jesus the Day Star and how is that meant?
Q. Why do Satan and his demons hate us and want us to not make it to Heaven?
Q. Rev. 20:3 states that Satan will be released for “a little while” after a Christ has reigned for a thousand years. Although we will have glorified bodies by that time, are there any corroborating scriptures that may indicate how long that will be? If not, would you have an educated guess to offer?
Q. In my recent study of false prophets in 2 Peter 2:10 and Jude 8 the term glorious ones (ESV) or celestial beings (NIV) was used to describe that which the false prophets blaspheme but angels dare not. Who are these glorious ones? The Greek word for glorious ones and how it’s used in other verses it puzzling.