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A Secret Rapture?

Published: August 12, 2006 (Originally published: August 12, 2006)
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I would be curious at to why you think the Rapture is a secret event. When I look at verses like 1 Thes 4:16-17 it seems literally clear that God will be coming loud with trumpets etc. Is it possible that the “thief in the night” could refer to Christ coming unexpectedly rather than silently?


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Messianic Jews And The Law

Published: August 11, 2006 (Originally published: August 11, 2006)
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I’ve written to you a couple of times before and have found your answers to be wise and biblical. So, I want to ask you something concerning my Messianic Jewish belief. I am aware that you were a part of a Messianic congregation from one of you posts.

My question is this: Are Jews still required to keep the feasts, eat kosher, and observe the Sabbath or were all these things done away with when Jesus died on the cross? My congregation still observes all the feasts and Holy days. Many eat kosher(some more strict then others), and they have services on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Lately, I have been searching for a new congregation because my Messianic one is so far away from me and it’s getting expensive. Not to mention if I try to make Torah studies and prayer meetings. Most of the Christian congregations tell me it’s no longer required to do these things(other then attending services). I just want to do what is right.

As I read it, Jesus and the disciples followed the laws and kept the feasts. Wouldn’t this mean, that everyone who considers themselves a follower of Jesus to do the same? I know in Acts the issue of circumcision was brought up for Gentiles. They basically said to keep some of the laws but not all of them, not the ones that applied to Jews anyway.

So where does a Messianic Jew stand? I sort of feel I’m in between two drawn swords, the Christian community on the one side, and the Torah observant Jews on the other. Any guidance you can offer will be appreciated.


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Is Islam The One World Religion?

Published: August 11, 2006 (Originally published: August 11, 2006)
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I just read your article on the Powerful Delusion. I personally don’t think that Islam is going to be the religion of the Anti-Christ. The one world religion of the Anti-Christ will accept all religions of the world, not just one. The Jews will accept the Anti-Christ, but the Jews will never accept Allah and the religion of Islam. This is one reason why Islam cannot be the One World Religion we know is coming.

A second reason everyone seems to be forgetting right now is that Islam is not the only religion waiting for a messiah, the man with all the answers to earths problems. The New Age is also awaiting their coming World Leader who will accept all under his wing.

We know that the Anti-Christ will come on the scene to bring the answers the whole world is looking for. He will bring false peace to the world and sign the 7 year covenant with Israel. The New Agers will accept him, the “false” Christians will accept him, the Jews will accept him, and all the religions of the world will accept him. This they will do willingly. We know that after the first 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation, Antichrist will claim that he alone is God and whoever opposes him will die. This would include not only those who find true faith in Jesus after the Rapture, but also those of all faiths including the Muslims who believe there is no God but “Allah”.

The Jews will be horrified when he enters their temple which the Anti-Christ allows them to build. The Muslim Allah would never permit a temple to the God of Israel to be built.

I would like to know what you think about these four reasons why I don’t believe that Islam will be the One World Religion.


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Will The Rapture Destroy America?

Published: August 9, 2006 (Originally published: August 9, 2006)
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Couldn’t the rapture be what causes America’s down fall? Several key US govt officials (including the president and Sec of State) are professing Believers and would go in the Rapture. What havoc would ensue if these individuals and others suddenly disappeared? Could that so pre-occupy the US that it would prevent us from coming to Israel’s aide in the battle of Ezekiel 38/39?

Also, how many millions of believers are there in the USA? Surely millions of people disappearing would bring the USA and our economy to its knees.


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Re: Who’s Watching Us?

Published: August 8, 2006 (Originally published: August 8, 2006)
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Re: Who’s Watching Us. I read this question and answer and am VERY confused. Can you please help me to understand this?


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My Friend, The Satanist

Published: August 8, 2006 (Originally published: August 8, 2006)
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Thank you so much for this website, it has done so many so much good. May God continue to supply you with His word!

I have a ‘friend’ who happens to be Satanic, not very good huh? Well he has had some past dealings with Christianity, growing up in it and studying the Bible for 5 years. I have no idea why he would want to change his mind about something like that, but I was wondering, what would I say to that person?

He makes constant attempts to provoke me, and I’ve been trying to show him love. I haven’t reacted to any of his provocations, is this right? Should I defend the foundation of my beliefs or let them be trampled by this person over and over again? And another thing is how do you bring someone like that back to the faith? I think God has called me to this situation for this tough nut, but I am unsure of what to do.

Any advice you could give would be a blessing. May God bless you a thousand times!


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Jews Returning To Israel

Published: August 7, 2006 (Originally published: August 7, 2006)
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I praise God that you made yourself available as His mouthpiece thru your website. Truly, your gracethrufaith helps me draw nearer to Jesus.

I watched from CNN that a Jewish family living in US would like to return back to Israel. The head of the family said that he (together with his family) does not feel complete unless they are in the land of Israel.

Are other Jewish families considering to move out of US or other countries and would like to return back to Israel? Is there any bible prophecy connected with the Jewish decision to return back to Israel?

Your wisdom is highly appreciated.


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Our Economic Downfall

Published: August 7, 2006 (Originally published: August 7, 2006)
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In your “Seven Major Prophetic Signs of the Second Coming” article, you say you believe that unless something happens to fracture Evangelicals as a voting block, we will keep America strong and independent until the Rapture.

Does that mean you don’t think America will suffer a financial collapse before the Rapture? Since end-time scriptures don’t mention America, and with our national finances in such a precarious position, I have wondered if a financial collapse (maybe sooner rather than later) could be the reason.

Thank you for using your God-given gift to bless us on a daily basis.


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Is The End Of The Age Still On Schedule?

Published: August 6, 2006 (Originally published: August 6, 2006)
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I have really enjoyed your end-time prophecy articles. Today I read a previous article of yours regarding St. Malachy’s prediction regarding the total number of Popes and the events of Revelation 6. Have recent events, including the Israel/Lebanon conflict, confirmed your belief regarding the Second Coming around the year 2012 to 2028?


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How Can Angels And Humans Have Children?

Published: August 4, 2006 (Originally published: August 4, 2006)
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I found your site by accident, and I’m glad I did since you address questions about Nephilim. One questioner asked how angels and humans could have sexual relations, which has been my question, i.e. how angels can produce sperm.

Your answer was that they assumed human form to do so. I can see how that could happen, but it would seem that the genetic DNA transferred from such a union would be as human as the form they assumed (or possessed). Neither case would seem to allow the transfer of angelic DNA – and indeed there is no such thing. Right?

I’m still not understanding how they transferred their angelic/demonic physical, emotional, and spiritual traits by assuming human form to have coitus. I am a true seeker, and I agree that the Sons of God are angels; but how did they physically transfer the corrupted angelic traits to humans via coitus? I don’t get it.

Thank you very much for answering my question.