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Can People Get Saved After The Rapture?
After the Rapture has already taken place, I have learned that there will be another chance for those who do not receive the mark of the beast and are beheaded. My question is after that second chance when judgment day comes is there still a possibility of going to hell for the Sins you have committed.
This brings me to my next Question, I have heard two things about sin, The first is Once you have asked God for forgivness for your sin, the sins prior to that are forgotten. I have also been taught that every thing you do in life that does not sit right in the eyes of god will be brought against you to answer for? I have read my bible and have not found where this is? One last Question, I have decide to not return to church, But to build my spiritual relationship with God on my own. Will this keep me out of heaven? Thank You
You asked: "After the Rapture has already taken place, I have learned that there will be another chance for those who do not receive the mark of the beast and are beheaded. My question is after that second chance when judgment day comes is there still a possibility of going to hell for the Sins you have committed."
Answer: Actually, there is not "another chance" for people to be saved after the Rapture, but a "first chance." That is, those who hear the gospel and reject it right now (the Church Age) will not have another chance to be saved after the Rapture takes place. The Bible says in II Thessalonians 2:6-12, "And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
The Bible is very clear there that all who have heard the Gospel, and rejected it, will believe the lie, and will never get saved.
There will be people saved after the Rapture takes place (many people), according to Revelation 7:9-14. "After this I BEHELD, AND, LO, A GREAT MULTITUDE, WHICH NO MAN COULD NUMBER, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, CLOTHED WITH WHITE ROBES, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, WHAT ARE THESE which are arrayed in white robes? and WHENCE CAME THEY? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and MADE THEM WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB."
It is going to be a crowd so large, that no man can number them. But if no one who has heard the gospel and rejected it can be saved after the Rapture takes place, then how can there be such a multitude that gets saved after the Rapture? There can only be one explanation -- a great multitude in this world have never really heard the true gospel. That it is only faith in Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection that can get a person to heaven. The multitude out there, including the vast number of Americans, is trying to get to heaven by good works.
Your next question: "This brings me to my next Question, I have heard two things about sin, The first is Once you have asked God for forgivness for your sin, the sins prior to that are forgotten. I have also been taught that every thing you do in life that does not sit right in the eyes of god will be brought against you to answer for? I have read my bible and have not found where this is?
Answer: When you ask Jesus to forgive you and save you, then ALL of your sins are forgiven, PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE. If Jesus was only forgiving your past sins, then you would be lost again the moment that you sinned again (and that would not take very long to happen). That would make salvation "temporary," not "eternal" or "everlasting." What you need to do is print off two Bible Courses on our Web Site: "Salvation," and "Eternal Security." Or if you would like, we would be happy to send the booklets to you. Look up every verse, and fill in every blank, and you will see that JESUS PAID THE COMPLETE PRICE for our sins. The Bible says in John 6:37, "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT."
I John 2:1,2 says, "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." It is obviously God's will that we "not sin." But when we do, our "Advocate" is JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS. An "advocate" is like a lawyer -- one who pleads on your behalf. How can Jesus plead on our behalf when we sin? Because He is "Jesus Christ the righteous." He pleads on the basis of His pure, holy, righteous blood that was willingly shed for our sins on the cross. I Peter 2:24 says, "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." I John 2:2 then goes on to say that JESUS IS THE PROPITIATION for our sins. The word "propitiation" means, "satisfaction." Jesus' sacrifice is the "satisfaction" for our sins. That is why Jesus only had to make one sacrifice for sins forever. Hebrews 10:12 "But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God." If you will do these two Bible Courses mentioned, you will see how the Bible teaches that Jesus paid the price for all of our sins forever.
Your last question: "One last Question, I have decide to not return to church, But to build my spiritual relationship with God on my own. Will this keep me out of heaven?"
Answer: Once again, you need to do these two Bible Courses to see what brings true salvation to a person, and to see how then it can never be lost.
As to your decision to not go to church, you are disobeying the Bible there. The Bible clearly says in Hebrews 10:25, "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." I presume that you can see "that day" approaching fast, the day of the Lord's return, because you talked about the Rapture. If you really believe that day is close, the Bible says to meet together with God's people all the more.
Remember how so many people will be able to get saved during the Tribulation Period? Because we are doing such a poor job of getting out the true gospel right now. You need to find a good Baptist Church that preaches out of the King James Bible, and that goes out in your community with the gospel every week, and that has a strong desire to help missionaries around the world to get the gospel out to the people of other lands. Do the Bible Course on our Web Site on the subject of the "Church." It will help you to see how important it is for you to be in a good, local church. You are needed there. And when a Christian stands before the Judgment Seat of Christ in regards to eternal rewards, that one will be glad that he obeyed the Bible, and was faithful to the local church.
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