Back Slidden Brides Maids?

Q.  I am confused. Most bible commentaries I have read suggest that the foolish virgins represent Christians who have become ‘backslidden’ and do not seek a true relationship with Our Lord or those who have been ‘given over to their sin’ (1 Cor 5:5), but haven’t yet cried out to God for the mercy of His Grace. I would be grateful for your comments.

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Clean And Unclean

Q.  Could you explain Isaiah 66:17.  Is this saying that when Jesus returns all those eating pigs and rats and other abominable things will be condemned?

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Hosea 6:2 And The 2nd Coming

Q. In reference to your last article on the Ascension, it seems like most Bible teachers who teach end time eschatology never refer to Hosea 6:2.  It surely must have some significance to the timing of the second coming, does it not?

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Birth Pangs And The Rapture

Q. You have said that Matthew 24 is a Tribulation chapter, I agree that some of it will take place during that period. As a Pre Tribulation believer, how can we not see it as a two fold chapter of Rapture and Tribulation? The birth pangs then are only for the Tribulation period … signs of His Second Coming. Where do these birth pangs then fit in a Pre Tribulation Rapture? Many people are taking the “signs” (birth pangs) now as a preview of the Rapture of the Church. How can this be if they are signs of just His Second Coming?

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Zechariah 12:10. Crucifixion Or 2nd Coming?

Q.  Is Zechariah 12:10 a prophecy about Christ being crucified or about His return to Earth at the second coming?

“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”

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The Sign Of Your Coming

Q.  Do you think it’s possible that when Jesus answered the question about  when his 2nd coming would occur in Matthew’s gospel, when he said “This generation shall not pass away before all these things happen” that he could have literally meant; Out of everyone born worldwide on the day in 1948 that Israel became a nation again, that at least ONE of those people would still be alive when the Tribulation ends?

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Matt. 24 And the Pre-Trib Rapture. Follow Up

Q.  I’ve had several post trib believers tell me the rapture will take place in Matt. 24:31.  They say the trumpet mentioned in that verse is the same as the “last trump” Paul mentioned in 1 Cor. 15:52 because it’s the last trumpet before the 2nd coming. How would you respond to that?

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