Will Martyrdom Be The Only Tribulation Death For Believers?

Q. As I read about the end time events, your study of Revelations and other commentaries I have a question concerning the people killed by the plagues and judgments. When the tribulations Saints are referenced it seems to infer that they were killed for their stand for Christ. Does this mean that none will be harmed by the judgments and wrath to come during the tribulation? I have read that the Locusts from the pit were not to harm those with the seal of God in their forehead. Does this indicate all believers at the end times will have that seal and will be spared from death resulting from Gods wrath and judgment upon the earth? They will only experience death through execution by the Anti-Christ?

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The Great Multitude of Rev. 7

Q. In Revelation 7:14 the group of people are said to be those who came out of the “great tribulation” yet the 2nd half of the seven years hasn’t started. Great Tribulation is the same word Jesus used in Mt. 24:21 when referring to the 2nd half of that seven year period. What do you make of that?

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Aren’t We Really Judged At Death?

Q. Thank you for your teaching. I have benefited most from your sharing. May I follow-up on the topic of ‘Hades and Hell’ ? If there are 2 places within Hades or Sheol where the dead before the Cross went , does it mean that judgment had occurred for them, that some had gone to the Paradise (like Lazarus in Luke 23:43); while others to ‘Torments’?

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Another Nephilim Question

Q. Thanks so much for your website. I really enjoy reading it! In Genesis, there is talk of nephilim as sons of God. But later, when Moses is wandering in the desert and sends out spies, they encounter nephilim too. So, are nephilim angels? Are they giants? Cross-bred mutants? Why would God send them down, or “let them come down” and have children with people if the resulting children are cursed and specifically “targeted” by God for destruction?

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Called By A Dead Friend?

Q. I recently heard a preacher talking about how he was called to preach. He said a dead friend was sent to him and told him that God had called him to preach. I know the Bible talks about angels visiting us, but do you think God would allow someone who has died to come back and talk with us? I consider this different than when Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus. What do you think?

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Rapture Before Judgment?

Q. Thank you as always for your help in understanding the Scriptures. Is it all right to pray that God does not judge America for turning her back on Him until after the Rapture? I know that after the Rapture America will suffer greatly. Do you think that the Lord in knowing this will use what will happen to America after the Rapture as a judgment?
I realize much is already happening that is leaning towards our being judged now…economy, joblessness, etc. Do you think all of this may get much worse before the Lord comes for His Church? It’s just I’m am fearful. I know I should not be. My husband has now been looking for a job for five months since the company he worked for moved out of state. He’s now receiving unemployment checks and when these end I don’t know what we will do. I want to believe the Lord will supply a job for him.

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If God Is Love, Why Does He Kill People?

Q. I have a question which I hope you can answer for me please, How would you answer someone who asked ; “If God in the New Testament is a God of love, how does that reconcile with God in the Old Testament who authorizes the killing of women and children – how is that love ?

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Thinking Big About Our Millennial Home

Q. My question is about our mansions in Heaven. In the Bible, when Jesus says “In my Father’s house are many mansions”, it’s my understanding that it can also be translated, “many dwelling places”. When you think about God, you think REALLY, REALLY, BIG! The Father’s house includes all of His creation, the universe, the millions of planets and galaxies and everything. I believe we will be able to travel to all the planets, and dwell there, and discover new and wonderful things. Since time will never end, we’ll be able to visit all the planets and galaxies over and over again. I think this is the purpose for the planets. Now, it seems like they’re just out there, taking up space. But, then, they’ll be our dwelling places. Could you give me your thoughts on this? Thank-you so much!

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How Can We Pray For Them?

Q. Could you please school me on the dilemma that is presented in the bible i.e. If we are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem yet (in this day and age) we know that violence and all kinds of bad things are to come upon that people and city in order for the plan to come to fruition as He says.
And what about praying for our leaders? I find it almost impossible to do when it seems that (our leaders) were put into power because of what we as a nation deserve. I don’t really know what to say about this.

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Where Does Our Faith In The Bible Come From?

Q. I have a question about our faith. I am asking where our faith in the Bible as the Word of God comes from. I have only found this statement in the New Testament in one of the epistles, basically reading that all scripture is the Word of God. So I have two questions. One is that I am hesitant to believe that the author of the epistle considered his letters to others, as well as the letters of his contemporaries, or even the Gospels themselves, which were still being written, as scripture. Wouldn’t he only be referring to the Old Testament
Which leads to my second question. If we then have to take the rest of the Bible as the Word of God on faith, then, from an objective point of view, how is this faith different from faith put into anything else?

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