This can be a confusing subject as is evident from the following scriptures: John 14:2-3 “In my Father's house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and [...]
The present time in which we live is characterized by sin. At this time, only Jesus’ followers are in court. “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God,” 1 Peter 4:17. (The house of God refers to spirit-begotten [...]
“The earth abideth forever,” Ecclesiastes 1:4. From this we know that the literal earth is never going to be destroyed. “There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts (plans).” II Peter 3:3 This verse informs us that there [...]
Please bear in mind that scriptures about the “trumpet of God,” “the last trump,” and “the seventh trump,” are all referencing the same trump of God, and pertain to the same time period with messages from God. None of the trumps ever issue a [...]
In the “Lord’s Great Prophesy” of Matthew 24 & Luke 21, our Lord outlined both the historical events that would lead up to his return as well as the signs that would indicate he was here. He also referred to the book of Daniel [...]
The scriptures tell us that when a man dies he goes to the grave. We see this in Psalm 146:4 where it says, “when their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that day their plans come to nothing,” and in Ecclesiastes 3:20 [...]
The scripture referred to in this question is Mark 13:32 (NASV) which states “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” At the time these words were uttered during Jesus’ [...]
This is a very positive question about our Lord's promised return. When Jesus returns, He 1) gathers his faithful saints and (2) restores earth and mankind to the peace and harmony that was in the Garden of Eden before Adam sinned. In John 5:28, 29, [...]
Most translations of the Bible do not contain the word “rapture”. The concept which has commonly become known as “the rapture” is taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel [...]
Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Mat 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. These verses come from Matthew 24 , [...]
The idea that, at the time of Christ’s return, all faithful Christians will be taken away at once is widely believed by Christians. It has been termed “the rapture,” although that word never occurs in the Bible. An essential component of this belief is [...]
The New Testament was written in the Greek language, and it is much more precise than English. There are multiple Greek words, each with their own unique meaning, that have all been translated as the same English word “coming.” So when we try to [...]
Where in the KJV does it say drinking alcohol is a sin and you will go to hell and miss the second coming of Christ?
No one will miss Christ’s second presence - sinners or not! When Christ reigns, it’s going to be a wonderful and glorious time. John 5:28, 29 (ESV) tell us, “…for the hour is coming in the which all that are in the graves shall [...]
For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. – 1 Cor. 15:21-22 (NASB) From your question, you sound worried about a child or young one who [...]
When Paul wrote his first epistle to those at Thessalonica they evidently believed that the Lord would return while they were still living, in the very near future. His message to them in the fourth chapter was that those of Jesus’ followers who had [...]
How do we die and go straight to heaven, then when He comes back – be the first to leave the grave to meet Him in the air?
Thank you for your interesting question. First, we would explain that not all mankind are part of the resurrection to the eternal heavenly reward described in your question. The Bible teaches two resurrections in John 5:28, 29, "… the hour is coming, in which [...]
We read in Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (KJV) Jesus was quoting from the prophet Daniel 12:1. In both scriptures the context has [...]
Is judgment day at the time of passing? And “judgment day” will be for all that is on earth when our Lord returns?
Perhaps you are thinking about Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this judgment.” Let’s take a look at all of Hebrews 9 in order to identify the “men” of verse 27. Chapter 9 overview: Paul is [...]
Is Mt.24:14, regarding preaching the gospel, an assignment to the Church or to the Jews living before the second coming The Lord Jesus Christ?
Matt. 24:14 reads, "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." The prophecies recorded in Matthew 24 are an answer to the questions the disciples privately asked [...]
Just as Our Lord’s Great Prophecy (Matthew 24) applies now to the close of the Gospel Age, it also applied to the close of the Jewish Age. Jerusalem was sieged by the desolating Roman armies, bringing about a time of intense distress on the [...]