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Your Questions Answered

Q. When is Christ coming again?
A. We are told in Scripture the fact of His coming, but we are not told the time of His coming. This because God wants us to live every day as believing that that day may be the time of the return of Christ. Nevertheless, we have the promise in Scripture: “He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Rev. 22:20-21).

Q. I am afraid to die. I s there any hope for me?
A. Fear of death is a troubling concern for many people. If you are a Christian, fear of death is easily countered by paying attention to the truth of Scripture. “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Heb. 2:14). In Christ, we are absolved from the fear of death.

Q. How does God speak to us today?
A. Scripture says, “God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Has in these last days spoken to us by His son.” (Heb. 1:1-2).

Q. I read much about success in life. Can I be a success?
A. The path to the beginning of success is plainly described in Scripture, but it will not be followed by most people. The Scripture says, “For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth” (II Cor. 13:8). Millions of aspiring people are laboring in pitiful little pursuits which promise success but guarantee failure. The only activity that will produce a successful result is that activity which is “for the truth.” Therefore the prelude to any real success is that we become masters of the truth, the truth of the Word of God. Without this, failure is assured.

Know the truth and then do it, this is the winning combination. Substitutes and chicanery accompany most people’s efforts at “getting ahead.” Truth is then ignored and the cause fails. Industrious labor on behalf of the truth is therefore the basic ingredient. Master this and you will be well on your way.

Q. If the Holy Spirit is removed from the earth at the time of the Rapture, how will people be evangelized during the Tribulation?
A. To suppose that the Holy Spirit must stop operating in the world because the Church, in which He dwelt, is no longer present, is erroneous. People were saved in the Old Testament economy, though the Holy Spirit did not indwell all believers in that age, as He does in this present Church Age. Nicodemus was reminded by Jesus, that the new birth by the Holy Spirit was necessary for salvation (John 3:3-5). That was prior to the coming of the Holy Spirit, also. Thus, in the Tribulation Age, the Holy Spirit will work just as He did when dealing with Israel before He indwelt the Church.

It should be recalled that the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Church is as Comforter (John 16:7) and for power (Acts 1:8), both of which are apart from His work of regeneration. From this, it is evident that He will be able to regenerate even though not indwelling the believers during the Tribulation. As a member of the Godhead, He is not limited as to how He can perform His saving work, now or then, and remarkably, as the Millennium dawns, all flesh will experience His gracious and blessed ministry.


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