Q. Thank you so much for your site and wonderful teachings. I use them for my daily morning devotional and am blessed. In your article, “The Hidden Doctrine of the Rapture” you stated “When God does take the Church out of the world, there will be another abrupt change as the Age of Law returns for its last seven years. Once again the focus will be on Israel. There will be a Temple with sacrifices and all the other associated ceremonies. Except for all the missing people, it will be like the Church Age never happened.” I had always believed that after the church is raptured, many gentiles who had heard the Word, but were on the fence, would be saved. But if your statement, above, is true, wouldn’t they be required to make blood sacrifice just like the Jews?
A. It helps to think of the times after the rapture as being similar to Old Testament times. Like it was then, there’ll only be one Temple in the world and sacrifices will only be made there, and then only by Levitical priests authorized to do so. The sacrifices will cover the sins of the people whether they live near the Temple or not. According to Rev. 14:12 the world wide standard for believers will be to obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.