I am struggling with some things for days now, and my father told me to write to you about them. This is one of my problems, and I’m not sure if its just attacks from Satan or what because I’m constantly unsure if I’m a child of God, and I feel very afraid. What is the difference between doubt and unbelief? I am scared that I don’t have the faith to be saved, and I get a terrible fear in my heart. Can you please give me advice?
The Old Testament saints were set free from Abraham’s bosom and then went up to paradise when Jesus went to the center of the earth for 3 days. However, they will not get their bodies until after the Great Tribulation ends. So the Church saints (and angels) will ride back with Jesus at the 2nd Coming but the O.T. souls have to wait until the battle is over. Right? If yes, do they have to wait to get their spiritual bodies because they are connected to the 70th week by being Jewish?
I just heard a prominent TV preacher say that if we do not forgive others, God cannot forgive our souls. So, I submit that millions of people who believed that Jesus Christ died for their sins, have died resenting the actions of another person and hold that person in a condition of unforgiveness. So according to this TV preacher, there souls are not forgiven and eternally separated from God’s presence. What say you, Jack?
Recently I have come across articles that blame the church for all the evils in the world. These people claim that the world wouldn’t be in the state it’s in if more Christians had entered politics, teaching positions, and other positions of authority, as well as failure to witness. Some of these articles come from Christians. What do you think?
You mentioned that the New Jerusalem will become the source of light for the earth. Wouldn’t the people on earth during the Millennium realize that it has replaced the sun and moon? How could there be any doubt about God among the nations if it is a visible light for them to see?
My question is regarding 1 Thessalonians 5:4 which reads, “But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.” I’ve looked at several other translations and it almost seems to imply that Christians won’t be surprised when the Day of the Lord comes. Why would it surprise us if we’re not even going to be here for it?
I believe I’ve read somewhere in scripture that Muslims will fight Muslims but I can not remember where? Do you recall the prophecy? Will they defeat each other? Could that be how Psalm 83 is fulfilled?
I hear all the time that some Christians will miss out on the Rapture and be left behind. Can you tell us who are these Christians? On a scale of 1-10, where is the cut-off? Do I need to be a 10, and never sin to go? Does scripture paint this picture in your opinion?
As there will be sin on earth during the Millennium, what is the “process” for being saved: for the forgiveness of sin? With Jesus reigning from Jerusalem, and the likelihood of members of the Church visiting, or even teaching, or policing, on earth during the Millennium, how is it possible that some mortals will not be saved during that time? How can they fail to believe and be saved?