With the Rapture occurring before the “man of Sin” is revealed and with Satan having access to Heaven for the first 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week, is it likely that we who are raptured will see him and his fallen angel followers prior to their being cast down to earth for the final 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week?
John the Baptist met & knew Jesus several times: before birth, while baptizing Jesus, etc… (besides being Jesus’ cousin) and yet John had to be assured once again after he was arrested by Herod. What happened to make him doubt while he was in prison?
Your writings are one of the best I’ve ever had to the pleasure to read and teach. I have a question about the “Tribulation Temple:” Will it be destroyed in Armageddon? You have said in your writings that Christ will return and rebuild the Temple and we know His return is to put an end to that battle, ending the tribulation.
I just want to clear something up! In the article “will smokers miss the rapture” your saying that smokers will be part of the rapture? Aren’t we supposed to be led by the spirit of God and have the Spirit of God within us in order to be raptured? So then how does this work?
If a person is addicted to something eg. smokes, that means that he/she can’t control themselves (in this area), which makes me believe that they’re being controlled by something else. It can not be the Holy Spirit (because the Holy Spirit doesn’t encourage you to do things that will hurt your body or the place where He dwells). This means that he/she must be controlled by a bad spirit that is trying to keep him/her hooked to something that belongs to the world and not to God. You can’t associate smokers with church. I can’t see the Bride smoking! If this is true then wouldn’t you say that the smoker might be endangered to miss the rapture?
Wouldn’t it be better to say that he should get a lot of help in prayer so that God may give him the strength to get rid of the addiction. so that the Holy Spirit can be in full control of him? When you give your life to God, shouldn’t He be in control of it? This may require some sacrifices from us eg. what we do, what we say, how we dress etc, where we go etc. Am I wrong?
Re: Will God Destroy Smokers. Are you saying that if a born again believer dies due to lung cancer caused by smoking, he will be included in the rapture as it has been written that the dead in Christ will rise first at the time of rapture? Will it be the same with those people who claimed to be born again dying because of being a drug addict? Will they be included in the rapture? How can those people who claimed to be truly born again believers still be included in the rapture despite the fact that the cause of their death is their vices, such as smoking, etc? Might they be continuing their vices because they are being encouraged by your view, even if they don’t quit? Please give a clearer explanation of the matter.
My question is about Christians who still smoke cigarettes, cigars, etc. In 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 it says, ” Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is Holy, which temple ye are.” I am curious to know if I and my other Christian brothers and sisters are still smoking when the Rapture happens, will God destroy us, or leave us behind? What is your take on this scripture?
My friend is a member of (a major Denomination) and her brother-in-law is the preacher of that church. Recently we were discussing the issue of Eternal Salvation and she pointed me to 2 Peter 2:20, “For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.”
While I realize this verse is discussing false prophets should my argument be that this verse is talking about non-believers? Isn’t it possible for a false prophet to be saved and just simply become a false prophet through deception? Her comment to me was that if a person returns to their sin and doesn’t turn back to God before they die, remaining in that sin always then surely they have lost their salvation. Is it true that a person that remains in their sin probably wasn’t saved in the first place or are they saved carnal Christians? Thanks so much, your website is a true blessing to myself and my family. Such wonderful knowledge and incredibly inspiring.
Biblically, what’s the difference between the Jews, the Israelis, and the Gentiles? Are the Jews just from the tribe of Judah? Are the Israelis all those that are considered Jews and Gentiles in the bible? (personally, I do not believe so, but could use some help with solid answers, I’m a bit confused) Thank you SOOOO much!!