Q. I will admit I haven’t read the entire Bible and do not go to church, but I have a strong faith in the Lord and his wonderful work. I was directed to your site by a friend, and am a little worried about everything related to “the end times”. I read your book, “7 Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy” and I am pretty terrified now. I am hoping someone can give me some peace of mind and maybe tell me I read something wrong. I am afraid of the terrible things that will happen with the weather, disease, starvation, etc. It sounds like things are going to get so incredibly terrible in this world and we may suffer great death and endure torture before the Lord will come. Is this true? Can you tell me something to educate me further? Thank you for your help!
A. No sane person, upon learning of the severity of the End Times judgments, would feel any differently than you do. Jesus said that time will be more terrifying than any thing that’s ever happened on Earth (Matt. 24:21). But in the book there’s a section entitled “The Purpose of the Rapture.” It’s #4 of the Seven Things You Have To Know and begins on page 31. If you read it again you’ll see that the Church will be hidden safely out of harm’s way during all these judgments.
Whether you go to church or not doesn’t matter, nor does how much of the Bible you’ve read. What matters is that you’ve asked for and received the pardon for your sins that the Lord purchased for you with His life. You do this by admitting that you’re a sinner, believing He died for your sins and rose again, and asking Him to be your Savior.
If you truly believe these things in your heart, then you’re already a member of His Church and will be whisked off with the rest of us to safety before the End Times judgments begin. If you haven’t done that, then find a Bible believing Church in your area and tell the Pastor you want to be saved. He’ll know what to do.