Q. I have come to really enjoy your website. Your studies a comments have helped me to understand the Bible much better but also developes more questions for me. Does Satan currently have access to Heaven and the Lord? In Job 1:6 it talks of the sons of God presenting themselves before the Lord and Satan coming amoung them. Is this in Heaven? REV 12 would indicate that Satan was or is in Heaven accusing man before the Father continually until the great war in heaven. When within the end time does this battle in heaven occur and he’s cast down to earth? Is this the time he indwells the anti-christ?
Q. Re: Hebrews 10:38-39. “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul”. God warns that those who renounce their confession of the Lord Jesus draw back into perdition. His true believers must stand firm, hold steadfast and believe until the very end.
I read this interpretation of Hebrews 10:38 on another website. Do you agree with it?
Q. We have some relatives who are Christian, however, there is one thing that really puzzles ( and upsets a little) my husband and me about them. When we talk about the Rapture and living in the end times, they certainly don’t seem to believe that Christ’s return is very soon. They even seem to try to take away some of our “Blessed Hope” by stating that the Rapture may not come for another 20,000 years! Why would born again believers appear to not be looking forward to Christ’s return?
Q. I understand that we really don’t have an option on this new tax for abortions, I keep feeling that the only way to get beyond it is to quit our jobs and live in shacks somewhere. I am so worried that this new rule we live under is going to drive families apart because some will pay the tax anyway and some will not at any cost. I wont be one that will be paying it. I have felt a lot of anxiety about events in the USA for a little while now and I also feel that I am not the only one. Am I right in feeling that the church is becoming anxious too and that our time is extremely short now?
Q. I have been a farmer and crop duster all my adult life, and something dawned on me recently that I would like your thoughts on. We have worked hard to overcome heavy debt all these years, and my wife and I are finally debt free and own some land. We have no children, and I would like to somehow leave the benefit of this land toward bringing those left behind to Christ, after the rapture. Also, I would like to see it benefit those who become believers after the rapture, as we all know that these will be terrible times. What dawned on me was “Who would I leave it to?” All the believers will be gone, so who could I trust to administer the proceeds or sale of the land. I wonder how wills will be probated, if a group of people simply disappears.
Q. Yesterday, I was reading chapters 20, 21 and 22 of Revelation. I noticed a note I put on one of the pages, which was a quote where you describe the New Jerusalem (or celestial city) as a “low orbit satellite”. I feel somehow most comfortable with this concept and when I read the quote to my husband, he felt exactly the same. It just seems to make sense. But I have a question about this and I do hope that you will be able to give a suitable (scriptural) answer. We have never heard anything like this from other sound teachers of prophecy/eschatology. Would you say that most of them agree with you on the future location of the Great City? And if they do, why haven’t they mentioned it in their writings/teachings?
Q. In several earlier responses, you’ve said that, in our next life, there will be no remembrances of past things because that would then introduce sin, or memories of it, into our lives and that isn’t in accord with eternal joy. My problem is that another Biblical scholar (unnamed, but solid), said that Jesus’ resurrection body was an example of what ours will be and since his body was able to move through solid objects ours will too, and that since Jesus could travel through time, we can too, and now it comes apart. If we went backward in time, then we would, in fact, be introducing sin or sinful memories into heaven. See my dilemma?
In a similar vein, others have said that, in heaven, we’ll have all of our questions answered. O.K, but how can a person have questions about things that aren’t remembered? I like the idea of time travel it seems proper, helpful that we could see the incidents of Jesus life. Why would the Lord not want us to remember that?
Q. If Tribulation believers are responsible for their own salvation, what is it that they must do (or not do) in order to maintain their salvation? What will their “falling away” consist of? How can they “maintain their salvation” with no help from God; without the Holy Spirit within them, when they are assaulted by supernatural forces — compulsions beyond mere human endurance? Are they abandoned by God? — “You’re on your own, buddy.” Are they beyond God’s grace and mercy? Exactly what will they have to contend with? If the Temple has been desecrated, how can they participate in the mandatory sacrifices and Holy Days?
Q. Thank you for everything that you do for all of us out here in the world! Your site is a blessing to all of us! I do have a question about something that I have never had to even think about before. With the new healthcare plan, the Obama administration will take a monthly tax fee out of our checks to pay for abortions, how do we handle this situation with GOD? I am at a loss here.
Q. Thank you so much for your site. I have been a believer since I was a preteen, I am now in my late 50’s, and I have always been interested in the end times. I have learned a lot from your site. However, I have another question about the millennium. If I understand correctly, the church will be in New Jerusalem, the tribulation saints serve in the temple, those who survived the tribulation will live on Earth to repopulate it with the Jewish people living in Israel. How about the Old Testament saints? I know they were in Sheol until Jesus went to get them and they are in Heaven now. But where will they live during the millennium? Thank you so much for your work in the faith.