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  • By: JA Show Staff; ©2017

    Sometimes you read something by a pre-tribulationist and you say, “That really sounds convincing.” Then you pick up something by a mid-tribulationist and you say, “Well, that sounds good, too.” And then a little while later, you hear a post-tribulationist give a sermon and you say, “He really sounds like he’s on target, too.” How […]

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  • By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©2016

    I go into a lot of churches where I am asked not to speak about prophecy. The reason they usually give for asking me not to preach on prophecy is that “It’s too complicated. There are too many verses, too many different views. We don’t want to split the people in our church.” However, if […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Dr. John Ankerberg: Doesn’t the Rapture happen when Christ descends to the earth after the Tribulation? My answer is no. I believe there are at least seven important differences revealed in the Scripture which force us to conclude that the Rapture is a separate event from Christ’s Second Coming when […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Dr. John Ankerberg: Where do you find the word Rapture? Look at 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Paul says, “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren.” They had some questions. Number one was, they were expecting the Rapture. We know that from 1 Thessalonians 1:10 where it says they […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Dr. John Ankerberg: Look at John 14:1-3: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Dr. Jimmy DeYoung; ©2008 Step by Step Through the Book of Revelation. – Question and Answer Bonus Material Today one out of every four Christian adults believes Jesus could return in their lifetime. The book of Revelation is God’s message to all of us who are concerned about the future. It contains Jesus Christ’s […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Who are the “great multitude” that John saw in Revelation 7 between the sixth and seventh seal? Who are the “great multitude” that John saw in Revelation 7 between the sixth and seventh seal? Dr. Renald Showers: In the second […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What does the Bible tell us about the character of the Anti-Christ? What does the Bible tell us about the character of the Anti-Christ? Dr. Renald Showers: There’s a very significant prophetic passage in Daniel Chapter 11 that sheds a […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What do Daniel 9:27 and 2 Thessalonians 2 tell us about the Antichrist? What do Daniel 9:27 and 2 Thessalonians 2 tell us about the Antichrist? Dr. Renald Showers: According to Daniel 9:27, we are told, “and he [referring to […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What does Jesus tell us about Daniel’s Seventieth Week in Matthew 24? What does Jesus tell us about Daniel’s Seventieth Week in Matthew 24? Dr. Renald Showers: The impression is that Jesus here is spelling out things in chronological order […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why must there be a period of time that separates the Rapture of the Church from the Second Coming of Christ to earth? Why must there be a period of time that separates the Rapture of the Church from the […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Feinberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why do even post-tribulationists agree that “the Rapture” is separate from “the Second Coming”? Why do even post-tribulationists agree that “the Rapture” is separate from “the Second Coming”? Dr. John Feinberg: One thing I think is important […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers, Dr. David Breese; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars.   Contents 1 Who are “the elect” referred to in Matthew 24:31? Who are “the elect” referred to in Matthew 24:31? Dr. Renald Showers: The question here is this: “Who are the elect that he gathers with a great […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What does the Parable of the Dragnet tell us about the order of events during the Second Coming? What does the Parable of the Dragnet tell us about the order of events during the Second Coming? Dr. […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Walvoord; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Does a comparison of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and Zechariah 14:1-3 indicate that the Rapture and Jesus’ Second coming are two separate events? Does a comparison of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and Zechariah 14:1-3 indicate that the Rapture and […]

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    By: Dr. David Breese; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 How can we reconcile the different descriptions regarding Jesus’ Second Coming? How can we reconcile the different descriptions regarding Jesus’ Second Coming? Dr. David Breese: As it relates to the coming of Christ, perhaps we need to establish the fact […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 How does Jesus say He will protect believers from this hour of trial? How does Jesus say He will protect believers from this hour of trial? Dr. Renald Showers: It’s interesting to note the very next expression after verse 10 […]

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    By: Dr. John Walvoord; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why does Revelation 3:10 preclude a “post-tribulation” rapture? Why does Revelation 3:10 preclude a “post-tribulation” rapture? Dr. John Walvoord: “It is because you have kept my commandment to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 In Revelation 3:10, what is the specific promise that Jesus makes to believers as a result of their having kept “the word of my patience”? In Revelation 3:10, what is the specific promise that Jesus makes to believers as a […]

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    By: Dr. Jimmy DeYoung; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why does the Rapture of the Church “loom as an imminent event”? Why does the Rapture of the Church “loom as an imminent event”? Dr. Jimmy DeYoung: The stage is set. Every actor is moving into place and the curtain […]

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    By: Peter Lalonde; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why is the imminent return of Jesus an exciting idea for Christians? Why is the imminent return of Jesus an exciting idea for Christians? Peter Lalonde: The Lord could come at any moment. There’s nothing that has to precede it. At […]

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    By: Dr. Paul Feinberg; ©1996 Dr. Paul Feinberg: What characterizes a pre-tribulational Rapture position is that for a pre-tribulationist, the next event that must occur on God’s prophetic calendar is the catching away of the Church to meet the Lord in the air—1 Thessalonians 4:14-18. This is a time when Paul says “the dead in […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Where does the Bible teach Christ could come back this very next moment? Where does the Bible teach Christ could come back this very next moment? Dr. Renald Showers: One of the passages that indicates that Christ could come back […]

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    By: Dr. Earl Radmacher; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why is “Imminence” an argument for pre-tribulational Rapture? Why is “Imminence” an argument for pre-tribulational Rapture? Dr. Earl Radmacher: Well, if I were to narrow it down to one thing that is most convincing to me in the Scripture for […]

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    By: Dr. Randall Price; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars.   The Rapture: What are the different views about when it will take place? The Church is divided in different views concerning when the Rapture will take place. We talk about the Tribulation period, that time of wrath of which God pours […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 How and when will “the man of sin” be revealed? How and when will “the man of sin” be revealed? Dr. Renald Showers: What does Paul mean, in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, by the man of sin being revealed? How will […]

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    By: r. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What does 2 Thessalonians 2 teach about the timing of the Rapture? What does 2 Thessalonians 2 teach about the timing of the Rapture? Dr. Renald Showers: One of the passages that is often a question mark with regard to […]

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    By: Zola Levitt; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why do you believe the Church will be “raptured” before the Tribulation begins? Why do you believe the Church will be “raptured” before the Tribulation begins? Zola Levitt: You know, it’s a surprise. If we agree that it’s a surprise—as the […]

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    By: Dr. John Walvoord; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why were the disciples confused about the Rapture? Why were the disciples confused about the Rapture? Dr. John Walvoord: Now, the doctrine of the Rapture—Christ coming for His own—is a very particular doctrine. Scripture predicts that Christ is going to […]

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    By: Dr. John Walvoord; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What will happen to our bodies at the Rapture? What will happen to our bodies at the Rapture? Dr. John Walvoord: In connection with the Rapture of the Church in I Thessalonians 4, he indicates that Christians who are living […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Dr. John Ankerberg: The Bible says, “Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself just as He is pure” (1 John 3:3). The Bible says, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live […]

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    By: Dr. Earl Radmacher; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why does your understanding of prophecy matter to God—and to you? Why does your understanding of prophecy matter to God—and to you? Dr. Earl Radmacher: You know, we talk a lot about different viewpoints in prophecy, and sometimes people take […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why do we assume there will be a new Temple built in Jerusalem, and what preparations are being made for it? Why do we assume there will be a new Temple built in Jerusalem, and what preparations are being made […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 When will the military attacks prophesied in Ezekiel 38 occur? When will the military attacks prophesied in Ezekiel 38 occur? Dr. Renald Showers: We’re told here in Ezekiel Chapter 38 that this will take place, verse 8, “after many days, […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    In Ezekiel 38, God foretold that in the latter days, there would be a major military attack against the tiny State of Israel in the homeland once Israel would be restored. And God indicated that military attack would be comprised of the armies of six nations as they were known back in Ezekiel’s day. Five […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What prophetic events are still ahead for the nation of Israel? What prophetic events are still ahead for the nation of Israel? Dr. Renald Showers: If you know the history of the nation of Israel, you know that tragically, the […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What great promise did God give in Genesis 3:15? What great promise did God give in Genesis 3:15? Dr. Renald Showers: It is very important to note that right after the Fall of man took place in Genesis 3, when […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why has God scheduled future events for planet earth? Why has God scheduled future events for planet earth? Dr. Renald Showers: Why has God scheduled future events for planet earth? Why will there be a seven-year period of Tribulation, followed […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    Dr. Renald Showers: According to 1 Corinthians 15, “the last trump” will be sounded, and then according to Matthew 24 there will be the sound of a great trumpet when the Lord Jesus comes out of Heaven in His glorious Second Coming. And so some say, “Look, you obviously have a trumpet blown at the […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What cosmological signs do we find in Revelation and Matthew 24, and what do they mean? What cosmological signs do we find in Revelation and Matthew 24, and what do they mean? Dr. Renald Showers: When the sixth seal is […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why do you believe Daniel’s Seventieth Week is the seven-year Tribulation period? Why do you believe Daniel’s Seventieth Week is the seven-year Tribulation period? Dr. Renald Showers: We talk about a seven-year period of time between the Rapture of the […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What are some of “the mysteries of God”? What are some of “the mysteries of God”? Dr. John Ankerberg: You should never, ever say that the study of biblical prophecy is not important, that it doesn’t matter. Prophecy makes up […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why do you believe that “the Day of the Lord” does not include the Rapture? Why do you believe that “the Day of the Lord” does not include the Rapture? Dr. John Ankerberg: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 describes the Rapture, when […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What is the purpose of the “hour of trial”? What is the purpose of the “hour of trial”? Dr. John Ankerberg: This test will come on all of the earth to see what kind of people they are. The Bible […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Does John 17:15 teach that Christians will go through the Tribulation period? Does John 17:15 teach that Christians will go through the Tribulation period? Dr. John Ankerberg: There are some Christians who, after reading the promise on Revelation 3:10, do […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What kind of protection does Jesus promise Christians when He says He will keep them from, or out of, the hour of trial that will come upon all the world? What kind of protection does Jesus promise Christians when He […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why would the early church have been familiar with the phrase “the hour of temptation”? Why would the early church have been familiar with the phrase “the hour of temptation”? Dr. John Ankerberg: Dr. Radmacher points out that in Revelation […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Who are the people upon whom the hour of trial (or temptation) will fall? Who are the people upon whom the hour of trial (or temptation) will fall? Dr. Randall Price: Revelation 3:10 says that believers are going to be […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What does “the hour of temptation” mean? What does “the hour of temptation” mean? Dr. John Ankerberg: Let me give you a little bit more information about Jesus’ promise, “I will also keep thee from the hour of temptation.” The […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What did Jesus mean when He said, “Thou has kept the word of my patience”? (Rev. 3:10) What did Jesus mean when He said, “Thou has kept the word of my patience”? (Rev. 3:10) Dr. John Ankerberg: The Greek text […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What do you mean by the word “Imminent”? What do you mean by the word “Imminent”? Dr. John Ankerberg: The English word imminent comes from the Latin verb imminere, which means “to over-hang; to project over.” The English word imminent […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 Why is “Imminence” an argument for pre-tribulational Rapture? Why is “Imminence” an argument for pre-tribulational Rapture? Dr. Earl Radmacher: Well, if I were to narrow it down to one thing that is most convincing to me in the Scripture for […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996 Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars. Contents 1 What does 1 Corinthians 15:51 mean when it says “we will all be changed”? What does 1 Corinthians 15:51 mean when it says “we will all be changed”? Dr. John Ankerberg: What does the word “changed” mean? The Greek word […]

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  • By: Rev. Sam Harris; ©2013

    By: Rev. Sam Harris; ©2001 Three times in Revelation 3 we find the phrase “he who overcomes.” But how do we practically learn to overcome? Rev. Sam Harris gives some helpful suggestions. How To Be An Overcomer Question: I have been working my way through the Book of Revelation and am currently in Chapter 3. […]

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  • By: Rev. Sam Harris; ©2013

    By: Rev. Sam Harris; ©2001 Revelation 5:6 speaks of a Lamb standing…with seven horns and seven eyes which are “the seven Spirits of God.” What, exactly, is that talking about? What are “The Seven Spirits of God” Question: In Revelation 5:6 are these words: “And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) […]

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