Q. Your site is a blessing to me. Keep up the good work. There is some speculation that Isaiah 17 is a judgment from God. Therefore we will be raptured before the event takes place. Is this true?
A. I believe Isaiah 17 is a judgment from God against Damascus. And I believe Psalm 83 is a judgment against Israel’s other next door neighbors. But that doesn’t mean the rapture has to precede them. The Church is only promised to be rescued from the time and place of God’s Wrath, described in Rev. 6-18.