Q. Your article on Faith prompts a question. Most writers say the US will be thrust into chaos when the rapture occurs, because our best people will be removed, leaving incompetents/sinners in charge. Could there be another reason why the US is rendered of no consequence at the end? You say miracles of the first order are apparently taking place all over the world, but not the US. Virtually no one, from pillars to laymen in the US are worthy of the saints in Hebrews chapter 11. If this is so, and Americans love mammon and serve it and themselves first, and for the most part, love this world, if he is no more active in the church of America than you say he is, (or shall I say, we are as far from him as you insinuate), how could it be that they/we are worthy to escape the things that are coming on the world? For me, this is a conflict. not here to argue, but it doesn’t add up for me.
A. Once you realize that we’re not saved because we’re worthy, but because we believe Jesus died for our sins, it will make more sense. The penalty for our weak faith is the absence of miracles among us. It doesn’t extend to being left behind at the Rapture. Besides no one is worthy to be taken into the Presence of God. We’ll be taken because of what we believe, not because of how we behave, and the faith to believe was a gift from God (Ephes. 2:8-9).