Our Last Election?

Q. In a fairly recent article, you made a ‘heart-thumping’ prognostication regarding the rapture of the Church. Your comment- “Christians in America (may) have voted in their last presidential election.” Would you please expound upon why you think this could be the case?

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The Books Of The Bible

Q. There are so many versions of the bible out, NKJ, NIV, etc to name just a few, and then there is the Catholic bible with the Apocrypha. How do we know that we have the right books in the bible? Maybe that’s why there are cults out there that state that the bible has been changed and by man. Could you explain why certain books are in our bible and why there are certain books that were not accepted and why is it that the Catholics have additional books that the Protestant world doesn’t? Are those “missing books” not the word of God?

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The Gaza War And Prophecy

Q. I’m curious and as always expecting the soon return of the Lord. If the current trouble in Israel and Gaza turns out to be something in any way prophetic, what in your opinion do you think we’d see and what might it be? It could still be one of the many wars that Jesus said would occur in the last days, right? Yet anything that relates to Israel must have some value in that regard. Also, it seems I read in the Word that Gaza once belonged to Judah. Is this correct?

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Is The 70 Year Lifespan Obsolete?

Q. I would like to respectfully suggest that the 70 to 80 year estimate of when all things have to come to pass before Jesus’ return is a bit low. In the article it is stated that “some of the ones born around the time Israel became a state will still be alive when all is fulfilled. If you consider modern geriatric medicine and what it has already done for life spans and what it promises in the near future it is possible that there could be some from that generation who will live to over 100 years. In fact 110 to 120 years is not beyond the realm of the possible considering advances that are being discovered almost on a daily basis. If that, or more, is true then we have until at least 2058 or 2068 before “all has to be fulfilled”. In other words, we could easily have from 50 to 60 more years for all of bible prophecy to play out as it pertains to end times events.

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A Partial Rapture?

Q. When recently listening to a popular prophecy preacher he stated that only those ready would be raptured. He further stated that if a Christian is behind in their tithe that they should borrow the money to get caught up because with the things he had heard at the recent prophecy conference in Dallas he and other prophecy preachers believed Christians that are “ready” would not see 2010. He and others I have heard state that only the overcomers will be raptured. How can we be saved by grace and nothing else but work to keep our salvation? Your thoughts on this would be helpful.

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More In Store For Moab?

Q. There has been a lot of talk about the Isaiah 17 scenario but I was wondering if the “Burden of Moab” in Isaiah 15:1,2 could not be included in the Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 war? I think the Moab area would be included in this conflict as well. Any comments or thoughts would be deeply appreciated.

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King James Only?

Q. Thank you again for your web site and the time you take to answer questions. I was Reading an article about why this man who is well educated considers the KJV to be the only Bible version that is accurate. I know you also use the NIV besides the KJV when you have written your articles. I would like to know what you think about what this man said about the KJV being the only accurate Bible version.

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Who Will Inhabit Israel During The Millennium?

Q. We know from the “sheep and goats” judgment that only “saved” humans will enter into the Kingdom. By “saved”, I mean those who accepted Jesus’ sacrifice as payment for their sins, and survived the Great Tribulation. In addition, we will have resurrected Old Testament saints and The Church.

Therefore, who is it that will be living in Israel and performing the Temple duties and sacrifices? Are we to understand that there will be Jewish believers (I assume the ones saved through the Tribulation in Petra) will revert to their Old Testament covenant practices? And if so, why? Or, do you think that Jews who are “protected” are not “saved”, but merely brought through the tribulation to be allowed to populate the Millennium?

Or, do the Old Testament saints (with David as their Prince, and including all the heroes of old) actually live as they did in the old covenant ways?

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Is The US Abandoning Israel?

Q. I recently read an intelligence report claiming that the US has a long term policy of abandoning Israel, in spite of what we hear. If the US turns its back on Israel, that means it will be judged by God. My question is, will the Lord protect the Church in America, or will the righteous be destroyed with the wicked? May God have mercy on us!

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Questions About John’s Letters

Q. First, thank you for your obedience to our Lord. May our Father bless you and yours, meeting all your needs abundantly and propsering you and yours with peace, health, and spiritual gifts abounding.

I am concerned with two passages from John’s letters. 1 John 5:16-18:

“If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death. We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.

He’s clearly speaking of a ‘brother’…someone in the faith. Then he talks about a sin that leads to death, which should not be prayed about, and a sin that doesn’t lead to death, which we should pray about. What is he referring to? And then there’s vs. 18 saying if we continue in sin, we don’t have God because if we are truly born of God, we don’t sin. This scares me. Badly!

And 2 John 1:8-9:
“Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.”

Here he speaks of guarding against not losing what we worked for. And then saying that if we run ahead and not continuing in the teaching of Christ we don’t have Christ. Please explain so I may have peace of mind concerning OSAS.

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