Dear Editor:

My letter is in regard to a question in the January 2015 issue of Midnight Call magazine asking, “Will there be unbelievers in the Millennium?”

It is correct in stating that the Body of Christ will not be ruled by a “rod of iron” in the Kingdom. The Body of Christ, which is the raptured and true church of believers, will rule and reign with Jesus Christ as His Bride during the 1,000 year Kingdom Age (Millennium period). The Age of Grace ends at the Rapture.

First, there will be members of the Gentile nations which are saved by the testimony of 144,000 Jewish witnesses, who will go throughout the world preaching the coming Kingdom Age during the Tribulation period. When Jesus Christ returns to earth, a remnant of each Gentile nation will be judged at the “Sheep vs. Goat Judgment” (Matthew 25:31-34). The “Sheep” nations (believers) that are saved will be ushered into the Lord’s earthly Kingdom for 1,000 years.

Second, there will be a one-third Jewish remnant that has been protected by God during the final 3 ½ years of the Tribulation period. Every one of these Jewish believers will accept the Gospel of the Kingdom (Zechariah 13:8-9). The saved Gentile nations, the Jewish believing remnant and their future offspring will have mortal bodies (Adamic), subject to sin. Therefore, they are those who will be ruled by the rod of iron. The mortal citizens living during the Kingdom Age will be responsible for keeping the Law and will be subject to the rod of iron. Therefore, there will be believers in the Millennium period.

-G. Avery, WA
Dear Brother,

I got your Midnight Call and I just had to write and thank you. I’m so thankful to you for your good reading. I’ve always found that I’d like to be a Jew, but the Bible tells me that strangers can join the Jews when we get to heaven; no nationality there. I’ve always loved to read all about Jerusalem and want to be there soon. I’m 95 but God is so good to me.

-M. Patton, FL
Dear Arno,

I would like to ask you two questions:

1. When a person dies, where is his or her soul going?

2. Does the soul stay with the body that is buried in the tomb?

God bless you all.

-P. Lay, CA
Dear Mr. Froese,

I was just rereading parts of the J.R. Church book, Daniel Reveals the Bloodline of the Antichrist. I was attracted to his comments on Daniel 7:4. After reading that passage in different Bible translations, I agree Daniel was talking about the U.S. being torn from Great Britain and given a man’s heart. My question is relative to Daniel 7:12, “As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season (3 months) and a time (1 year).” My feeling is this will come after the Rapture of the body of Christ. I’d like to read your opinion on this verse.

-D. Smith, CA
Dear Editor,

When I had the chance to read your January 2015 edition of the Midnight Call, I was curious to see what was in it.

I was enjoying your magazine when on page 29 I found “Mormon Church…Joseph Smith Had about 40 Wives.” Why would you feel the need to try and discredit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Joseph Smith? Then on page 44, “Is Mormonism Christian?” So, tell me, is a Mormon a Christian, a believer in Jesus Christ, or a follower of Satan? I know Jesus Christ loves every one, and I know He would never feel the need to hurt someone else. Reading the rest of your magazine, I did not find anything about any other church. Why? I have always believed that Satan works hardest against the truth.

Satan has enough help without the followers of Jesus Christ bashing each other.

My challenge to you is to find one thing the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have said against you and your church.

What happens to me if you are right? What happens to you if I am right?

-S. Meyer, UT
Dear Sir,

We read in the Bible of battles and wars between God’s angels and Satan’s. In these conflicts, there must be casualties, injuries and death on both or either side of the battle. Can angles (be they of God or the devil) be hurt or injured and die in these battles? Or are these battles unlike what we would think them to be? How can or why would spirit beings battle like humans, if there would be no loss of one’s army? How could one expect or declare victory? Thank you for your consideration.

-D. Hebert, ON
Dear Mr. Froese:

I consider myself a Christian—a long-time practicing Episcopalian—and am a Harvard-trained New Testament scholar, but my convictions are far removed from those of you and your magazine.

I have recently completed a book examining four types of evidence for the survival of the individual soul after death: scientific instruments and techniques, reputable psychics and mediums, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. The evidence is “beyond a reasonable doubt” that all of us, good and bad alike, have souls that are immortal. (My research also supports Pope Francis’ recent declaration that the souls of animals live on after death!). Christianity made a huge mistake in its early days by rejecting reincarnation: the evidence is also overwhelming that we live many (human) lives on earth; that we make pre-birth decisions about those lives (with the help of spirits wiser than ourselves); that we encounter many of the same souls in those lifetimes; and that the law of karma—the law of cause and effect—is always operative in these journeys. Our lives, both here and on the other side, are all about spiritual growth, and the overarching “law” of the universe is love. Those who cross over, as they themselves report via electronic voice phenomena, near-death experiences, and mediums, do not necessarily meet God or Jesus per se, but they consistently encounter a “place” of unspeakable love, joy and peace, no matter what their theological beliefs may be.

I believe that your theology is dangerous, and my prayer is that the danger is somehow mitigated through other publications, church communities, personal testimonies, and social justice movements.

-V. Abrahamsen, VT
Dear Arno Froese,

I would like to thank you first of all for the magazine. I got my first issue of Midnight Call, January. I cried like a girl even though I rarely cry for any reason. My heart melted at the must read story, “From a God of Violence to a God of Love.” My wife has even told me I need to show more emotion over the years. I could not hold back the tears. Please continue to share stories like this in your magazine for Christians to read. Thank you so much.

I have a question: In your article on page 32, “Is a Chimpanzee a Person?” (see below) you stated, “Animals do not have a spirit,” which I agree with, but am having a hard time explaining. Ecclesiastes 3:21, “Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?” Why does the Bible says that they do have spirits? The New World Translation of Ecclesiastes 3:21 says, “Who really knows whether the spirit of humans ascends upward, and the spirit of animals descends down to the earth?” Should I change my mind and believe animals have spirits? Please write me and explain.

-J. Riley, GA

Dear Midnight Call,

In your answer to the Letter to Editor “Millennium Sinners,” you said, “It stands to reason there must be a remnant, not of believers, but of unbelievers who enter the millennium.” I strongly disagree. In Matthew 25:31-46, the writer says that when the Son of Man comes, He will separate the sheep from the goats. The sheep on His right hand will inherit the kingdom, and the goats on His left hand will be cursed to eternal fire.

Also, Revelation 13 tells us that all will be forced to receive the mark of the beast. It is inconceivable that anyone who bears the mark of the beast will enter the millennium.

It is my belief that the people who enter the millennium will be those who accepted Christ as Savior during the tribulation and managed to stay alive until Christ’s appearing on the last day.

-T. Galuszka, MI
Dear Brother,

I have an issue with playing cards or any game for money (gambling). I am with a group of ladies who play cards and various games, and everyone puts up a few dollars ($2 per game).

I’ve seen gambling much of my life as my dad was a professional gambler. As much as I enjoy gambling (but they say it is not gambling), I choose not to put up any money even if it is only $2. I have been ridiculed and been told that I’m way off. I make it a point not to condemn anyone who puts up money, but stand firm on my conviction. To me, gambling is gambling, like you can’t be half-pregnant, and though they allow me to play some laugh at me.

I do not play bingo for money, but do provide gifts for members of a senior group who win the gifts—some say that it is still the same.

As seniors, some of us go regularly to casinos.

Please tell me what the Bible has to say about this. Thank you.

-L. Durand, FL
Dear Brother Arno,

The Midnight Call is a unique and both interesting and controversial publication.

I especially enjoy the Letters to the Editor, Wilfred Hahn’s perspectives, and the World Focus sections.

The debates on eternal security of the believer, whether “conditional” or “unconditional,” will likely continue until the end of time.

I have always viewed God’s relationship with humans as a covenant relationship with both signatures required to validate it.

To me, the word “If” is the pivotal little word in the Bible and is often conveniently ignored because it fouls up our established technology. I am not going to begin quoting verses since space would not permit it. As a minister and Bible student for 40+ years, I see Scriptures to support either view when taken alone.

One paragraph in the answer to the “Blotted Out” letter, November issue, did cause me to write this letter. It was this one:
“The danger of the teaching that what God has created can be lost, alludes to the fact that God did not make a perfect work.”

What about Satan? Ezekiel 28:13-16 must be speaking about more than the King of Tyre since he would not meet all of the description given. “You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created.”

What about creation? The world itself, and also Adam and Eve. Genesis 1:31, “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good.” He lost it to the extent that Jesus Himself called Satan “the god of this world.” Was there a fatal flaw in God’s work? And then, of course, there is John 17:12.

-A. Miller, OH
Dear Arno,

I couldn’t help but notice that the letter sent in by C. Bennett, CA (Midnight Call, October 2014 issue) mentioned a stumbling block that I had experienced in the past. The writer expressed a lack of understanding of the sinless Jesus having been born of a sinful mother.

The answer is in the blood. In animal husbandry, we find that the blood line is from the sire or father. The blood of the offspring is passed down from the father and at no time does the unborn animal’s blood ever co-mingle with the mother’s blood. The mother’s blood supplies nourishment to the baby through the umbilical cord, but the baby does not use her blood as its own. So it is with mankind. The father sets the blood type and carries the bloodline. In the case of Jesus, His blood comes from His Father (and ours) in heaven. Having an origin not of this evil, satanic and sinful world, His blood is sinless.

It may be that this will clear up some haze in your letter writer’s understanding of Mary as the mother of Jesus.

-W. Best, ID
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