Can people be saved after the rapture occurs? Pastor Doug explains that when Christ comes there will be no second chance. He also discusses the length of the tribulation and Daniel 9.
Do Christians go to heaven immediately after they die? When you die you do not have a consciousness of time, but your next conscious thought will be of Christ. The Bible shows how the dead in Christ sleep until the second coming. Also discussed was the reference to Jesus' statement to the thief on the cross about being in paradise.
Does Jesus bring with Him the believers who have died when He comes? The answer here focuses on a discussion of 1 Thessalonians 4 and what it means that God "will bring with Him." Are saints in heaven brought down or the dead in Christ brought up?
Does the Bible support a pre-tribulation or post-tribulation? There are many Scripture stories of God saving His people through trials, not from trials.
Elaborate on Bible texts which show there is not a secret rapture. A careful reading of Matthew 24 provides a context for the passage often used to support a secret rapture. Pastor Doug discusses this chapter along with other Bible verses that do not support this theory.
Explain Jesus' words in Luke 9:27 that some will not die until they see the Kingdom of God. What is referred to as the Kingdom of God? About 8 days later Jesus took three disciples up on a mountain and given a miniature picture of the kingdom when Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus.
Explain the secret rapture and the Bible references for it. It is true that we will be carried away by Christ, but it is not true that it will happen secretly. The Bible gives us a clear picture that every eye will see Him when He comes.
In an age of pessimism, we as Christians can look forward to the blessed hope and not live in fear. The Bible not only predicted the first coming of Jesus, but clearly teaches that He will return again. Why is He coming? How will He come and how can we be ready?
How can we tell the false from the true Christ's appearing? The Bible gives us several indicators to determine a false Christ from the true coming. It will be a difficult time, especially for people with young children.
What does the Bible say about Christ's second coming? When and how will it happen? Will it be a secret? People were not ready for Christ's first coming. Could that same mistake happen again? Jesus promised that He would return. He told us the way He left is the way He will return.
People over the years have predicted the exact date of Christ's second coming and have obviously failed. The Bible teaches we do not know the day or hour when Jesus will return, but we can know it is near. What is most important is for us to live in a state of being ready always.
When during the 7 year tribulation period will the rapture occur? Rapture means "to be carried away." The Bible teaches we will be "caught up" at the second coming of Christ. We do not believe it is a secret. There is no phrase in the Bible "7 year tribulation." The examples of God's people being protected during times of tribulation show we will be on earth during the darkest hour when Christ comes.
When Jesus returns, will God the Father be with Him? According to Jesus before the High Priest, they would see the Son of Man coming and "sitting at the right hand of the Power". Also, the book of Revelation speaks of their being "silence in heaven" which seems to indicate God the Father will come with Jesus at the Second Coming.