I`ve learned more from your website about the end times than all my 60 years of Sunday School combined. I`ve learned about our residence (new Jerusalem) after the rapture. But not much is said about where we immediately go when we die and are we just invisible spirits w/o bodies. I think you have said Jesus is the only one in heaven with a glorified body so far. Does John 14 and Rev. 21 describe heaven before the rapture as well as after?
I was such a bad example of a Christian when I first asked Him to save me, and lived in immorality for 5 years. Although I have fully repented and been faithfully married for decades, and am fully committed to the Lord and careful about my walk, I still worry about the passages in Scripture that say that the unrighteous will not go to heaven. What would you say to people who were washed as I Cor. 6:11 says, but who fell into sin again?
I know there are many scriptures telling us to forgive others. However, can you tell me where we are instructed to ask forgiveness from others. The NT says that if we go to the altar, yet have something against our brother we are to go “and be reconciled,” before we return to the altar. But is there a specific command for us to ask forgiveness from others? (Not saying, “I’m sorry,” but saying, “Will you forgive me?”)
I have seen the 70 years the Jews were in Babylon labeled as them being exiled, in captivity, and in servitude. Does it matter what it was called? Also there were a couple other times that they were also in similar predicaments. This is mixed up for me, can you sort out when, where and why they got themselves into trouble?
First of all I just love your site. I visit it it everyday. It has helped me a lot. One question that I’ve been having a hard time with is where are the Virgin Mary’s remains? Some say that they can not be found because she was ascended into heaven. I just need to know what the Bible says, if anything about this view as well as your views.
I would like to ask you about Isaiah 13:16. I am doing a study on the broad meaning of day of the Lord vs. the narrow meaning, when Jesus makes His final appearance, and I ran across this scripture regarding how children will be dashed to pieces in front of the parents eyes. I would love to believe ALL children will be raptured. I am guessing you believe these are children born during the seven year tribulation.
As a new Christian, I was taught that when we become a Christian God gives us a special gift to use for his honor and glory. Is it true that God gives us a specific gift other than, of course, the gift of the Holy Spirit within us? I think that if we’re allowed to ask the Lord questions when we get to heaven, my first question will be “Lord, what was my gift” because I’ve totally missed it in this life.