To ask the following questions: I started a thread "Pre-Trib-Dispensationalism and the Bible" in which I asked the above questions. This BB is comprised of about 60% Pre-Trib-Dispensationalists so it would seem that the above questions are appropriate and that answers would be readily forthcoming. But they were not. The thread was closed after only 15 posts. Those posts were no more rancorous than many on this BB especially those dealing with Calvinism though the words "lie" and "slime" were thrown around somewhat. Again the questions I asked above certainly are nowhere near as provocative as Calvinism/Why God Hates or Preparing a truthful Calvinist sermon on the Calvinism/Arminianism Forum. And then there is the thread If you do not hold to "Doctrines of Grace" are you lost? on this Forum. Yet the thread asking the above questions was closed after only 15 posts while the thread Preparing a truthful Calvinist sermon ran for 400 posts. So I am curious as to why the above questions are anathema, sort of like Protestants in the Canons of Trent!