Part 3 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture!

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 Part 3 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-tribulation Rapture!

 

This is part 3 of a six-part series of in-depth Bible studies exposing the errors of interpretation made by the teachers of the PRE-tribulation rapture of the church. Although, the study is titled as 250 reasons that are far fewer reasons because the PRE-trib author of her study separates each point as a separate reason. But, in truth, many of those separated points need to be put together to form just ONE argument. I will just give a BRIEF answer to each point and then I will give all the Scriptures as to WHY there will be NO PRE-tribulation rapture of the church.

PARTIAL AND DUAL FULFILLMENT'S IN PROPHECY

#58. Many prophecies have the characteristic of showing a LOCAL fulfillment (AT or NEAR the time when it was given), then they JUMP AHEAD to the TIME OF THE END--when they are COMPLETELY fulfilled.

 

I agree with the dual fulfillment of some prophecies. And, again, this is not a reason either for or against the pre-tribulation rapture of the church.

 

#59. These are known as PARTIAL FULFILLMENT'S or DUAL FULFILLMENT'S--which are NOTHING UNUSUAL in the scripture.

 

Again, I agree with this statement of fact, but again, this by itself is not a reason that proves a pre-trib rapture.

 

#60. EXAMPLE ONE: In Daniel 11:1-45, the prophecy discusses IN DETAIL the Greek Empire, Alexander the Great, the breaking of the Greek Empire into four parts, wars between kings of the south (Egypt, the Ptolemies) and kings of the north (Syria, the Seleucids), and the arrival of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (a powerful TYPE of the Antichrist). In the middle of showing THE WORK of Antiochus Epiphanes, the prophecy SKIPS to THE END, to focus upon the “ultimate antichrist” (from verses Daniel 11:36-45).

 

Again, I agree with this statement of fact, but not as a reason the supposedly proves a pre-tribulation rapture. It takes #58 - #62 to form an actual REASON. Each statement alone is just a statement of fact. It is only the INTERPRETATION that one places on this entire group of Scriptures before these verses and statements actually become a SINGLE reason.

 

#61. EXAMPLE TWO: When Jesus BEGAN His ministry, He read from the prophecy of Isaiah, quoting UP TO the phrase “the acceptable year of the Lord.” And he closed the book. Jesus stopped reading in the middle of a sentence because THE REMAINDER of that passage will be fulfilled at the time of THE END, in the tribulation--beginning with “and the day of vengeance of our God.” Luke 4:18-19. Isaiah 61:1-3.

 

Again, I agree with the statement that these verses speak of a PARTIAL fulfillment of scripture. And again, this does not prove a PRE-tribulation rapture of the church.

 

#62. EXAMPLE THREE: In Daniel 9:24, the prophet starts showing 70 weeks which are determined upon Israel. It’s fulfilled right up to A SPECIFIC DAY--when Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem, allowing the people to declare Him as King: “Blessed be the King Who comes in the name of the Lord.” (Luke 19:38, Palm Sunday). Then Messiah was CUT OFF (crucified), just like Daniel prophesied. Jesus KNEW what was DECREED to occur because He lamented in Luke 19:42 --“If you (Israel) had known, even you, at least in THIS YOUR DAY, the things which belong unto your peace! But NOW they are HID from your eyes.” (The fulfillment of Daniel 9:26 is AN EXACT amount of 173,880 days--that scholars in Israel should have KNOWN--from THE TIME of the DECREE to rebuild Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity until PALM SUNDAY! “THIS YOUR DAY” (for Israel) was Nisan 10--THE DAY when the nation CHOSE their LAMBS for Passover. The EXACT DAY in history was April 6, 32 A.D.--when Jesus, the TRUE LAMB OF GOD, entered Jerusalem on the donkey.) Then He was CUT OFF.

 

I agree with what has been stated above in this reason number 62, but I do NOT agree with the last paragraph of this reason below.

 

The REMAINDER of Daniel’s prophecy, in verse Daniel 9:27, JUMPS to THE END (after the parenthetical AGE of THE CHURCH is inserted). After the Church is COMPLETE and TAKEN to HEAVEN in the Pre-Trib Rapture, the LAST SEVEN YEARS of Israel’s prophecy will be fulfilled during the tribulation. (References: Sir Robert Anderson--“The Coming Prince.” Chuck Missler’s “The Precision of Prophecy--Daniel’s 70 Weeks” http://www.khouse.org/articles/2004/552/

 

I agree that PART of the 70th week will not be fulfilled until the future when Jesus returns to execute the WRATH of Almighty God. I also believe that it will NOT be FULLY fulfilled until the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus when FIRE comes down from heaven from Almighty God. More on this later. 

All these so-called numbered reasons show is that there is yet the future fulfillment of the seventieth week of Daniel but this does NOT prove a PRE- tribulation rapture. I personally believe that the FIRST half of the seventieth week of Daniel has already been FULFILLED and we are IN the MIDST of the seventieth week of Daniel right now. Please read the studies WHEN IS THE MIDST OF THE 70T WEEK OF DANIEL? and “A NEW LOOK AT THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL!

 

DAYS AS USUAL--UNTIL THE CHURCH DISAPPEARS IN THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE

 

 #63. In Matthew 24:36-42 and Luke 17:26-27, we see the EVENTS (plural) of the Church’s Rapture and the Second Coming of Jesus likened to the days of Noah. The KEY thing to see is that, like in the “days of Noah,” people on earth will be doing BUSINESS AS USUAL--eating and drinking, marrying, giving in marriage--right up to THE DAY that Noah entered the ARK--his shelter from God’s judgment. Likewise, the Church is TAKEN to SAFETY in the Pre-Trib Rapture--then THE WORLD will suffer God’s judgment.

 

Yes, I agree, the judgments of the last days during the time of great tribulation will come upon people who will NOT be aware that the things happening around them were prophesied in the Bible to take place. Some will perhaps think that things are just getting worse and may wonder why, but not even think to call upon God. And most certainly the WRATH of God will come suddenly and catch many unaware. 

And I agree that the church is NOT appointed to the WRATH of God and we will be taken to safety to escape the WRATH of God, but we will NOT be taken back to heaven for 7 years to escape the time of great tribulation. I do not see how any of these so-called reasons prove a pre-tribulation rapture.

 

#64. The world of Noah’s time was exceedingly wicked and violent, ripe for judgment. The world, at the time of the Pre-Trib Rapture, will be exceedingly wicked and violent, ripe for judgment. 2 Timothy 1:1-3. 2 Timothy 3:1-9.

 

Again, I agree, but how does the wickedness of the world grow worse and worse prove a pre-tribulation rapture? You see, to ME, most of these numbered reasons are not actually reasons by themselves. EXAGGERATING the truth by stretching out all these points or statements and calling them separate individual reasons so it looks as if there are 250 different reasons is a deception. But, in truth, there are far less actual reasons or arguments than there are INTERPRETATIONS and ASSUMPTIONS that PRE-trib Christians are making. And this has cause some Christians to have been deceived into believing that are 250 reasons for a PRE-tribulation rapture. 

In truth, there are absolutely NO VALID SOUND BIBLICAL reasons that even hint of a PRE-tribulation rapture of the church. To me, every PRE-trib rapture argument is based solely on private interpretation of the Scriptures.

 

#65. Noah’s ark was LIFTED ABOVE the JUDGMENT, and ALL within the ARK were KEPT SAFE and were NOT judged. So likewise, the Church will be LIFTED ABOVE the judgment, and taken to heaven, in our ARK, Jesus, and will NOT suffer WRATH.

 

I absolutely and totally agree that the CHURCH, as in, referring to the FAITHFUL believers, will NOT suffer the WRATH of Almighty God. But the Bible teaches us that JUDGMENT must BEGIN at the HOUSE of God. Please read 1 Peter 4:12-19 that is speaking about the SECOND coming of Jesus. But just because the CHURCH is NOT appointed to the WRATH of God does NOT mean that the CHURCH will NOT go THROUGH the time of the GREAT TRIBULATION because the time of great tribulation is NOT the WRATH of God. Absolute PROOF of this is to come, so keep reading.

Also, just as Noah and his family were PROTECTED during the flood, I believe that the CHURCH will be protected DURING the time of great tribulation. But I do not believe that this protection will necessarily be and AUTOMATIC protection, but rather each individual Christians must BELIEVE for their protection the same way that a believer must BELIEVE to be healed in order to RECEIVE the healing that has already been provided for them in the atonement.

Here is 1 Peter 4:12-19 which teaches us about a FIERY trial, which some including myself INTERPRET to mean the better part of the earth being engulfed in fire from war and even nuclear explosions. The Bible says that God is coming to destroy those who are present tense destroying the earth. What better trial to THINK NOT that Jesus is coming to save his people? Jesus said when we THINK NOT then that will be the hour of his coming.

 

1 Peter 4:12-19.

 

Beloved, think it NOT strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, WHEN his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.

14. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part, he is evil spoken of, but on your part, he is glorified.

15. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

16. Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

17. For the time is come that JUDGMENT must BEGIN at the HOUSE of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the END be of them that obey NOT the gospel of God?

18. And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

19. Wherefore let them that SUFFER according to the will of God COMMIT the KEEPING of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”

 

I believe that one of the reasons WHY those that teach the doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture have made so many errors in their INTERPRETATION of certain passages of scripture is that they have failed to see that there is a DIFFERENCE between the time of GREAT TRIBULATION and the WRATH of God. As I said earlier that I would PROVE without a doubt to you, the reader, who is seeking the TRUTH, that the TIME of GREAT TRIBULATION is NOT the WRATH of God. In other words, the GREAT TRIBULATION and the WRATH of God are TWO completely SEPARATE and DIFFERENT EVENTS and here is the SOUND BIBLICAL PROOF!

Please read Acts 2:19,20, which teaches us that BEFORE the DAY of the Lord COMES, or BEFORE the WRATH of God is poured out there will be SIGNS that will in NO WAY go UNNOTICED.


Acts 2:19,20.

 

“And I will SHOW wonders in heaven above, (Or show SIGNS in the heavens) and SIGNS in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:

20. The SUN shall be turned into darkness, and the MOON into blood, BEFORE that GREAT and NOTABLE DAY of the Lord COME:”

 

Almost every Christian knows that the GREAT and NOTABLE DAY of the Lord is referring to the WRATH of Almighty God, to this TRUTH there should be NO DOUBT! Please notice the SIGNS in the SUN and the MOON that will OCCUR or take place BEFORE the WRATH of God is poured out. These SIGNS are for US the CHURCH to SEE so that when we SEE these SIGNS we will look up and know that our redemption draws near.

Now, please read Matthew 24:29-31 which teaches us that these very SAME SIGNS occur or take place IMMEDIATELY AFTER the time of GREAT TRIBULATION!

In other words, these SIGNS in the sun, moon, and stars occur BETWEEN the time of great tribulation and the wrath of God. These signs occur AFTER the great tribulation, but right BEFORE the wrath of God clearly, plainly and in simplicity with absolutely NO interpretation needed so there is no denying this TRUTH in God's word that the great tribulation is NOT the wrath of God.


Matthew 24:29-31,

 

IMMEDIATELY AFTER the TRIBULATION of those days shall the SUN be darkened, and the MOON shall not give her light, and the STARS shall fall from heaven, and the POWERS of the heavens shall be SHAKEN:

30. And THEN shall appear the SIGN of the Son of man in heaven: and THEN shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall SEE the Son of man COMING in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a TRUMPET, (Which has to be the LAST TRUMPET spoken of in 1 Corinthians 15:50-54) and they shall GATHER TOGETHER his ELECT (Or gather together his CHOSEN ones, his CHURCH) from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

 

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that these SIGNS in the SUN and in the MOON and in the STARS appear BETWEEN the time of the GREAT TRIBULATION and the WRATH of God. THEREFORE, it is IMPOSSIBLE for these TWO DIFFERENT events that are SEPARATED by these SIGNS and the SECOND coming of Jesus to be the SAME event as the doctrine of the pre-tribulation point of view FALSELY teaches. We are NOT appointed to the WRATH of God but we ARE appointed to TRIBULATION which includes the GRET tribulation. Now, this does NOT mean that the church will suffer the plagues in the book of Revelation that will be poured out on the UNSAVED people. There is no need to FEAR the 3 ½ years of the great tribulation. Whether we live or whether we die we KNOW that we will live and reign with Jesus in the world to come.

 

#66. The ARK had only ONE DOOR. Jesus is the ONLY DOOR through which people may come to God and BE SAVED from the HIS WRATH. John 14:6.

 

I mean talk about finding vague made up so-called reasons for a PRE-trib rapture so that there will be 250 reasons for a pre-trib rapture. First of all, this is called INTERPRETATION where I have just shown you clear, plain evidence from the word of God that does NOT need any interpretation whatsoever to prove that there will be NO PRE-tribulation rapture of the church to escape the great tribulation.

But none the less, I do agree that Jesus is the only door that we can enter to be saved. And I also agree that the one door of the ark kept God's chosen people SAFE or saved from the flood DURING the flood. Noah and his family were NOT taken up into heaven but rather they were kept safe DURING the flood. And Jesus said AS the days of Noah SO SHALL IT BE with the days of the Son of man. 

However, I do not see how Jesus being the only door proves a PRE-tribulation rapture. Again, it is true that Jesus saves us from the WRATH to come, but AGAIN the WRATH of God is NOT the time of great tribulation!

 

 #67. Noah and the ark CAN be pictured as Israel kept safe THROUGH the JUDGMENT, but that interpretation does NOT take into account that TWO-THIRDS of Israel will PERISH in the tribulation’s judgment. Zechariah 13:9. NOBODY perished on Noah’s ark! NOBODY in the true Church will perish in the tribulation.

 

First of all this passage of scripture does not say “tribulation's judgment”. Again, there is some CONFUSION by those who teach the pre-trib rapture as to WHOM the two-thirds spoken of in Zechariah chapter 13 is referring. Surely it should easily be understood by all believers the Zechariah chapter 13 is speaking of Gentile people who will perish during the WRATH of God and not that JUST the Jews will perish. 

To me, the two-thirds of the people that perish is speaking of the WICKED who refuse to REPENT which I personally believe will be mostly Gentiles. But certainly, their will be some Jews, or Israel that will perish for one reason or another as well. My point is that those who CALL upon the Lord when they SEE him coming to execute the WRATH of God will be KEPT ALIVE and will NOT perish but will go into the millennium in their MORTAL bodies. Again, the numbers may add up to be ONE-THIRD of the Jews will be left alive while at the same time ONE-THIRD of ALL the nations will be left alive. In other words, withing the one-third of ALL the people left alive there will be one-third of the Jews left alive or all the Jews that will be living when Jesus returns.   

Also, it should be noted that those who are martyred for Jesus DURING the time of GREAT TRIBULATION do NOT PERISH but rather they will be RESURRECTED to ETERNAL LIFE.

 

 #68. In Luke 17:28-30, we see the EVENTS (plural) of the Church’s Rapture and the Second Coming of Jesus likened to the days of Lot. Again, the KEY thing to see is that, like in the “days of Lot,” people in Sodom were conducting BUSINESS AS USUAL. They ate and drank, bought and sold, planted and built--right up to THE DAY that the FIRE hit Sodom. God--(in answer to Abraham, who asked in Genesis 18:1-33 ---“Will You destroy the righteous with the wicked?”)--made sure Lot, a righteous man, was removed from Sodom BEFORE the judgment. God’s PLAIN ANSWER--I will NOT cast the righteous into a time of judgment! Likewise, when the true Church is TAKEN to SAFETY in the Pre-Trib Rapture, THE WICKED WORLD will suffer God’s judgment.

 

CLEARLY, this entire passage of scripture in Luke 17 is speaking of the ONE and ONLY SECOND COMING of Jesus AT which time the RAPTURE of the CHURCH takes place and the SAME DAY that the CHURCH is taken up in the AIR to a place of safety, THEN the WRATH of God is poured out. 

A POST tribulation RAPTURE of the CHURCH coupled with Jesus executing the WRATH of God the SAME DAY parallels PERFECTLY with the account of Lot being brought to safety and the SAME DAY that Lot was taken out it rained down FIRE and brimstone just like it will be at the SECOND coming of Jesus. In other words, there was NOT a 7 year period after Lot was brought to safety before the WRATH and anger of God was poured out on Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot was brought OUT to a place of SAFETY and then the SAME DAY the FIRE of JUDGMENT fell.

 

Luke 17:28-30.

 

LIKEWISE ALSO as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

29. But the SAME DAY that Lot WENT OUT of Sodom it rained FIRE and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30. EVEN THUS shall it be in the day WHEN the Son of man is revealed.”

 

I do not remember reading ANY pre-trib book that referred to Jesus being REVEALED form heaven to mean the pre-tribulation rapture. I can only remember that every pre-trib book that I read ALWAYS dogmatically demanded the Jesus being REVEALED from heaven ALWAYS was speaking of the SECOND coming and NOT speaking of the pre-trib rapture. That was just a side note. The main point that I want you to see is that every verse used to TRY and prove a PRE-trib rapture ACTUALLY prove the POST-tribulation rapture of the church.

Please notice the raining down of FIRE the SAME day that the church is caught up into glory to receive glorified immortal bodies taking place WHEN the Son of man is REVEALED. The Scripture does not say and seven years later. It says the SAME DAY. Now compare this to 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 which clearly teaches us that WHEN Jesus is REVEALED from heaven is speaking of the SECOND coming of Jesus.

 

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10.

 

“And to you who are troubled rest with us, WHEN the Lord Jesus shall be REVEALED from heaven with his mighty angels

8.  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them, that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 

9.  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

10.  WHEN he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”

 

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that this comparison Lot and the return of our Lord, which was by the way given to us by Jesus himself teaches us a POST tribulation rapture of the church where the SAME DAY that the church is taken up to a place of safety then immediately FIRE rained down to destroy the wicked, as opposed to taking the church to heaven to be safe and then waiting 7 years later to pour out the WRATH of God.  The SAME DAY is NOT seven years later.

The REVEALING of Jesus from heaven clearly and plainly speaks of Jesus coming to execute the WRATH of God. Plainly this passage of scripture teaches us that the SAME DAY the church is taken to safety then immediately the WRATH of God is poured out upon the wicked because verse 30 says EVEN THUS or in the SAME way so shall it BE it the day WHEN the Son of man is REVEALED, which is speaking of the ONE and ONLY SECOND coming of Jesus. 

Please keep in mind that I have already proven to you that the time of great tribulation is NOT the WRATH of God, so the words of Jesus saying the SAME DAY can only be speaking of the SECOND coming of Jesus coming in flaming fire to execute the WRATH of God AND to be glorified in his saint the SAME day.

 

#69. The city of Lot was exceedingly wicked. Righteous Lot was VEXED by what occurred around him, which is described in Genesis 19:1-38 as blatant, “in your face,” homosexuality.2 Peter 2:6-9 says that the Lord KNOWS HOW to DELIVER the RIGHTEOUS, and RESERVE THE UNRIGHTEOUS for His day of judgment. The world, prior to the Pre-Trib Rapture, will also show the increase of homosexuality, and like Sodom, will be sorely judged. The true Church, like righteous Lot, will be REMOVED BEFORE the judgment hits (Pre-Trib).

 

Yes, I agree that all manner of sin will be judged and those who practice homosexuality will most certainly be judged as well. However, the increase in homosexuality or any other sin does not prove a pre-tribulation rapture of the church. If anything it should prove that the pre-trib rapture is NOT true. All anyone has to do is to take a look around at how sin sick the world is today. And no doubt wickedness and sin will even grow worse DURING the great tribulation. For you see, even after each plague the sinner receive they repented NOT. The great tribulation is the LAST chance for sinners to be saved IN this present world to RULE and REIGN WITH Jesus in the world to come.

And yes, truly Almighty God does know how to DELIVER the RIGHTEOUS right before he pours out his WRATH upon the wicked and DISOBEDIENT to the GOSPEL. But again, this does NOT prove a pre-tribulation rapture because the WARTH od God is NOT the 3 ½ years of the great tribulation. Also, being RESERVED unto judgment is speaking of the DAY of judgment for the wicked at the END of the Millennium when the wicked are cast into the lake of fire.

So then, this argument actually proves a POST-tribulation PRE WRATH rapture and NOT a PRE-TRIBULATION rapture! A more correct and clearer understanding of a pre-wrath rapture is to say a POST tribulation rapture of the church.

 

#70. In Genesis 19:16, we see how Lot lingered. The angels, who were sent to REMOVE Lot from Sodom, LAID HOLD upon Lot’s hand, and also LAID HOLD of Lot’s wife and daughters. The angels BROUGHT them FORTH and SET them outside the city BEFORE the fire could fall. In the ACTION of LAID HOLD, we see that the angels SEIZED Lot and his family BY FORCE to REMOVED them--the EXACT DEFINITION for “Rapture.” Likewise, BEFORE the tribulation, the true Church will be “seized by force and removed”--THEN the tribulation will come.

 

To me, this idea of being FORCEFULLY removed far better fits a POST tribulation rapture, because there will be many believers that will be help CAPTIVE in prisons awaiting death DURING the time of GREAT TRIBULATION as we are told in Psalms 79:11. But what about BEFORE the time of great tribulation. Think about it, WHY would FORCE need to be used BEFORE the church is heavily persecuted as never before since the beginning of the world. Now, to me personally, the idea of FORCE does not prove either a pre or post-tribulation rapture, but there WILL be a WAR fought against God at the END of the time of GREAT TRIBULATION and a quick forceful snatching away of believers does fit better with a POST tribulation rapture of the church.

 

Psalm 79:11.

 

“Let the sighing of the PRISONER come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve you those that are appointed to DIE;”

 

 #71. In Genesis 19:22, we see the angel tell Lot to “Haste you, ESCAPE”--(to the small town of Zoar). The angel added (and this is important)--“I CANNOT do anything”--(in judgment) UNTIL you are OUT OF THIS PLACE! Likewise, when God’s WRATH of the tribulation approaches, the judgment CANNOT come UNTIL the true Church is TAKEN out of the earth in the Pre-Trib Rapture.

 

Again, the ERROR of the pre-tribulation rapture is largely due to those who have NOT yet discerned CORRECTLY that the time of GREAT TRIBULATION or any form of tribulation is the WRATH of God which will be poured out AT the SECOND coming of Jesus immediately after the church has been caught up to safety to be with Jesus in the AIR while he executes the WRATH of God on the SAME DAY.

So then, most CERTAINLY the CHURCH will be taken out of harm's way right BEFORE Jesus executes the WRATH of God upon the wicked on the SAME DAY. Plain and simple that word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible does NOT teach that the church will be taken out of the earth and back to heaven BEFORE the time of GREAT TRIBULATION.

 

 #72. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, we see that the tribulation (the day of the Lord) will come like a thief in the night when people are saying, “Peace and safety,” and, to the world’s surprise (and horror) “sudden destruction” will befall them. But the true Church will NOT be caught in it.

 

Again, the response is the SAME as above. The DAY of the Lord when Jesus is COMING as a THIEF in the night ALWAYS refers to the SECOND coming of Jesus to pour out the WRATH of God. And RIGHT BEFORE Jesus executes the WRATH of God he gives a shout and calls for his CHURCH up to MEET him in the AIR on the SAME DAY that Jesus comes to rain fire down from heaven on the wicked. You see, Jesus sends his angels to GATHER the faithful TOGETHER to MEET Jesus in the AIR over this place called ARMAGEDDON to execute the WRATH of Almighty God upon THEM, speaking of the disobedient to the GOSPEL. Nothing is ever said in the word of God about meeting Jesus in the air to be taken back to heaven for 7 years while God raises up another group of believers to finish the job of the church preaching the gospel for the last 3 1/2. The pre-trib escape rapture is a fable and the church today has heap to themselves teacher to tickle their ears with man-pleasing doctrines of devils.

 

#73. The world will think “peace and safety” is coming. They think by man’s wisdom, society will grow better and better. Do we hear this today? You bet!

 

I agree. But I would also like to point out that when they say “PEACE and SAFETY” it may be their crying out for peace and safety after so much war, violence, and hatred that will be present during the time of great tribulation. 

And this may also be referring to the Muslims who SAY that they come in PEACE but when they are stronger in number sudden destruction will come upon all who are NOT Muslim. And then sudden destruct will come upon those Muslims armies making war against the Jews and the Christians. Either way, the sudden destruct does NOT come upon Christians.

Now, to me, the word SUDDEN and the rest of the CONTEXT of Jesus coming as a THIEF teaches me that the sudden destruction is the WRATH of God and NOT the 3 /12 years f great tribulation. Please read the study “JESUS IS COMING AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT!”

 

#74. The tribulation judgment will HIT, bringing “sudden destruction.” The unrighteous world will NOT ESCAPE. The true Church, however, will NOT be overtaken at that time. We true Christians (BORN-AGAIN, REGENERATED, INDWELLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, MADE NEW CREATURES IN CHRIST), will obtain SALVATION (the deliverance) from that time of WRATH, and we (whether having died in Jesus--or are alive at the time) will LIVE TOGETHER with Jesus (in heaven in the MANSIONS He’s prepared for us). The pattern of being TAKEN to SAFETY is the SAME throughout scripture--BEFORE God’s judgments come! The Church is promised a Pre-Trib Rapture. Do you believe it?

 

NO! I do NOT believe in the FALSE hope of a false pre-tribulation rapture of the church because CLEARLY the Bible does NOT teach a pre-tribulation rapture. And now that the Holy Spirit has taught me the truth I find it hard to understand why I EVER believed in a PRE-tribulation rapture of the church. My only excuse for once believing the pre-trib rapture is that I was a brand new Christian and that is what the church I was saved in taught. I had never even heard before that Jesus will return to the earth. It was all new to me and I was excited to learn about my Lord’s coming again. I never knew about other views until much later. Let us get back to the study at hand.

Nor does John chapter 14 teach that the church will be taken to heaven for 7 years as its place of safety to ESCAPE the great tribulation of God to live in a stately Mansion and eat the marriage supper with Jesus. I will explain what I mean by this a little later in this study in God's word. You can also read the study “THE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER!” But for now, let us continue with reasons 75-79 of the 250 reasons for the pre-tribulation rapture.

 

CHURCH’S “COMFORT” IN THE RAPTURE MESSAGE

 

 #75. The Apostle Paul’s exhortation for the Church to be COMFORTED by “the coming of the Lord” (in 1 Thessalonians 4:18) can ONLY BE TRUE in the CONTEXT of a Pre-Trib Rapture. In the Post-Tribulation view, the Lord’s coming is a FEARSOME thing to be dreaded, because of EXPECTING years of horrendous judgments. There’s NO COMFORT in teaching that the Church will go through the tribulation.

 

The CORRECT interpretation of scripture is NOT based on a FALSELY ASSUMED pre-tribulation rapture as being the ONLY TRUE way for the church to be COMFORTED, but RATHER correct INTERPRETATION of a verse of scripture is based upon the CONTEXT of the passage of scripture that the verse in question is found.

Therefore, the CONTEXT of 1 Thessalonians 4:18, which teaches us to COMFORT one another with these words, is 1 Thessalonians 4:13 all the way through to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 and verse 11, which reads as follows.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 PLUS 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.

 

“But I would not have you to be IGNORANT, brethren, CONCERNING them which are asleep (Speaking of those brothers and sister in the Lord who have DIED), that you SORROW NOT, even as others which have no hope. (In other words, be COMFORTED concerning your borthers and sisters in the Lord who have DIED before te coing of Jesus. Be comforted with THESE WORDS or COMFORT one another with THESE WORDS that I am about to tell you)

14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, EVEN SO them also which sleep in Jesus will God BRING WITH him. (In other words, the DEAD IN Christ will God BRING WITH him when he COMES. In other words, the dead in Jesus Christ who are up in heaven are the SAINTS that will be coming WITH Jesus when he returns. There does NOT have to be a PRE-tribulation rapture FIRST in order for the to be saints in heaven to come with Jesus. You have been DECIEVED by false teaching my dear brther and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ. But ther is no reason for you to remain deceived by the PRE-tribulation teaching)

15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the COMING of the Lord (Speaking of the SECOND COMING of Jesus when he comes as a THIEF in the night to execute the WRATH of Almighty God, then those of us who have REMAINED alive and have survived) shall not prevent them which are asleep. (Or shall not be changed and given eternal life and CAUGHT UP to be with Jesus BEFORE the DEAD in Christ. The word “PREVENT” here simply means GO BEFORE. Therefore, BE COMFORTED with THESE WORDS)

16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the DEAD in Christ shall rise FIRST: (In other words, the SPIRITS of the DEAD SAINTS in Christ, which will COME WITH Jesus when he returns shall be REUNITED with their bodies that are raised from the dead)

17. THEN we which are alive and remain (Or then we who have REMAINED ALIVE and have SURVIVED) shall be CAUGHT UP (Speaking of the RAPTURE and our gathering together by the angels to take us to meet Jesus in the sky. The basic meaning of the word rapture is to be snatched up or caught up) TOGETHER WITH them in the clouds, to MEET the Lord in the AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (Nothing in the Scriptures about being taken to heaven for seven years and then returning back to the earth with Jesus. All that teaching is manufactured by men)

18. WHEREFORE, (Or for this REASON that the DEAD in Christ shall be RAISED and be CAUGHT UP TOGETHER right along WITH US. In other words, my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, be NOT IGNORANT of this TRUTH that those brothers and sisters who have DIED IN the Lord shall NOT be LEFT BEHIND, but rather the DEAD in Christ will rise FIRST and then we which have REMAINED ALIVE and have SURVIVED the time of GREAT TRIBULATION shall ALL be CHANGED TOGETHER and shall be CAUGHT UP TOGETHER to meet our Lord in the air to be safe with him while the WRATH of Almighty God is being poured out upon the wicked. Wherefore of for this REASON) COMFORT one another with THESE WORDS.”

 

Now ask yourself the question, WHAT WORDS? Well, all the words you just read as well as those words that continue on into the next chapter. You see the epistles and the letters to the churches were not divided into chapters and verse. This was done by the translators for easier referencing and studying God's word. The actual CONTEXT of the verse in question continues on into chapter 5 so if you truly want to know the truth, then keep right on reading into the next chapter 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, because the SAME subject is STILL being discussed!

 

REST of the CONTEXT in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.

 

“1. BUT of the times and the seasons (Speaking of the TIMES and SEASONS of this EVENT called come to be called the RAPTURE of the CHURCH, which will take place AT the SECOND COMING of Jesus), brethren, you have no need that I write unto you. (WHY? Why does Paul have NO NEED to write unto us about the TIMES and the SEASONS of the SECOND coming of Jesus?)

2. FOR (Or BECAUSE) yourselves KNOW PERFECTLY that the DAY of the Lord so COMES as a THIEF in the night. (Now, this is a huge piece of sound Biblical evidence that absolutely proves a POST tribulation rapture of the church. Right here in verse 2, the CHURCH is told in plain clear and simple words that WE KNOW PERFECTLY that the DAY of the Lord comes AS a THIEF in the night. Again, please see the study called “JESUS IS COMING AS A THIEF!”, which clearly shows that EVERY verse that describes Jesus coming as a THIEF always speaks of his SECOND coming)

3. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall NOT ESCAPE. (The WRATH of God, which is NOT the time of great tribulation that Jesus teaches us in Matthew chapter 24)

4. But YOU, brethren, are NOT in darkness, that THAT DAY (Speaking of the DAY of the Lord wherein Jesus COMES as a THIEF in the night to execute the WRATH of Almighty God, that THAT DAY) should overtake YOU as a THIEF. (WHY?, Because)

5. YOU are all the children of light, and the children of the day: WE are NOT of the night, NOR of darkness.

6. Therefore, (Or for this very reason) let us NOT sleep (Or get lax and go back to living in SIN), as do others; but let us WATCH and be SOBER. (Again, how can we WATCH for the rapture and our be gathered together to meet Jesus in the air if so be there are NOT any SIGNS to SEE?)

7. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

8. But let us, who are of the day, be SOBER, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the HOPE of salvation. (WHY?)

9. FOR (Or BECAUSE) God has NOT appointed US to WRATH, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, (This WHOLE context is clearly speaking about the SECOND coming of Jesus to execute the WRATH of God, but NOT upon us the church. You see dear children of God, WE, the church, will be CAUGHT UP to be with Jesus and his army of angels IMMEDIATELY AFTER the time of great tribulation, but right BEFORE the WRATH of God. Please read the study called WRATH OF God VERSUS THE GREAT TRIBULATION!, which clearly shows that the WRATH of God is NOT the same event as the time of great tribulation.)

10. Who died for us, that, WHETHER we wake or sleep, (Or no matter whether we REMAIN ALIVE during the great tribulation of whether we DIE in Christ) we should LIVE together with him. (Or we are NOT ignorant of the TRUTH that the DEAD in Christ shall be RESURRECTED when Jesus returns and we ALL shall LIVE together with him, so do NOT be CONCERNED about your brothers and sisters who have DIED in the Lord any more)

11. WHEREFORE, (Or for this REASON that the DEAD in Christ shall rise again) COMFORT yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do (or even also as I know you will do, or even also as you do in other areas).”

 

So then the COMFORT is in the RESURRECTION and the KNOWING that our brother and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ who have DIED will be resurrected and given eternal life the SAME as the Christians who remain alive unto his coming. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that the SUBJECT under discussion in this ENTIRE passage of scripture is about the COMFORTING of those who were CONCERNED about those who have DIED in the Lord BEFORE Jesus returned. You have to remember that there were some among the early church, who were falsely teaching that there was NO resurrection and others were falsely teaching that the resurrection had already PAST.

The truth of the matter is that Paul was merely teaching them that there IS INDEED going to be a RESURRECTION and that the DEAD in Christ will rise FIRST BEFORE we all go up TOGETHER to meet our Lord in the air.

There is NOTHING and I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in this ENTIRE passage of scripture that even REMOTELY HINTS at a PRE-tribulation rapture of the church in order to ESCAPE the time of GREAT TRIBULATION. The only thing that the church ESCAPES is the WRATH of Almighty God because the church is not appointed to the WRATH of God, but the period of 3 1/2 years of great tribulation is NOT the same event as the WRATH of Almighty God.   

The TRUTH of the matter is that this passage of scripture teaches us about the SECOND coming of Jesus when he shall come as a THIEF in the night to execute the WRATH of God, to which WE, the FAITHFUL believers, who are WATCHING and keeping SIN out of our lives, are NOT appointed. Again we are NOT appointed to the WRATH of God. However, the time of GREAT TRIBULATION is NOT the WRATH of God, which I have ALREADY CLEARLY and PLAINLY shown WITHOUT a DOUBT. Again please read the study “WRATH of God VERSUS THE GREAT TRIBULATION!” for all the verses that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the WRATH of God is NOT the time of GREAT tribulation spoken of by Jesus in Matthew chapter 24.

 

#76. We, the true Church are told to LOOK FOR the “glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13. IF other prophetic events MUST happen BEFORE Jesus can appear, that verse is foolish and doesn’t make sense.

 

Here is what the CONTEXT of Titus 2:13 actually says and teaches. Please read the entire chapter 2 of Titus which teaches us that we are not ONLY LOOKING for our BLESSED HOPE, but ALSO for the GLORIOUS APPEARING of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which are TWO different things that occur at the SECOND coming of Jesus.

 

Titus 2:1-15.

 

“But speak you the things which become SOUND doctrine:

2. That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

3. The aged women likewise, that they are in behavior as becomes HOLINESS, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

4. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

6. Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded.

7. In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in DOCTRINE showing incorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8. Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

9. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

10. Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the DOCTRINE of God our Savior in all things.

11. For the grace of God that BRINGS salvation has appeared to all men,

12. TEACHING US that, DENYING ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should LIVE soberly, RIGHTEOUSLY, and godly, IN THIS PRESENT world;

13. Looking for that BLESSED HOPE, AND the glorious appearing of the great God AND our Savior Jesus Christ;

14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

15. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.”

 

This whole passage of scripture is teaching us to LIVE righteously and godly in this present world while we are LOOKING to OBTAIN our BLESSED HOPE which IS our hope of OBTAINING of ETERNAL LIFE when Jesus returns. And IF you be DEAD in Christ, then your BLESSED HOPE would be to take part in the FIRST RESURRECTION in which the SECOND DEATH has NO power over. In other words, the blessed HOPE of the DEAD IN Christ is the FIRST resurrection and the OBTAINING of ETERNAL LIFE.

But this is not ALL we are LOOKING for because the Scriptures say AND the GLORIOUS APPEARING of not only our great GOD, Almighty God, the Father, but also God's SON, our savior Jesus Christ.

HOWEVER, there is NOTHING in this passage of Scripture that again even remotely hints at a PRE-trib rapture that occurs BEFORE the time of great tribulation in order to ESCAPE tribulation and persecution.

As far as LOOKING FOR the so-called IMMINENT return of Jesus, IF there were NO SIGNS to give us at least a HINT that that day is NEAR, then HOW can you LOOK FOR a so-called secret rapture where Jesus is supposedly coming to secretly steal us away like a THIEF in the night. Certainly one can EXPECT his coming to occur and one can certainly ANTICIPATE his coming and one can HOPE for a pre-trib rapture BUT you can NOT actually LOOK FOR an event that is COMING WITHOUT some kind of SIGNS that will alert you to the fact that his coming is NEAR.

Now, as for the line of reasoning that a “glorious appearing” would not be “glorious if we as Christians had to go through the time of the great tribulation makes no sense whatsoever to ME. Let me explain what I mean by this. How much MORE glorious would the appearing of our Lord be when Christians are being beheaded for their testimony of Jesus. Think about this for a moment. If YOUR head was the next one to be chopped off your hear the sound of the great trumpet and then Jesus APPEARED in the sky to CATCH you UP to be with him would that not be a most GLORIOUS APPEARING of our Lord just in time to save your head from being cut off?

To me, the teaching of the PRE-trib rapture has caused Christians to FEAR the great tribulation. There has been so much WRONG teaching about the great tribulation that when the Holy Spirit first showed me the TRUTH I closed my Bible and REFUSED to look at that passage of Scripture for almost a year. And then the Holy Spirit sort of tricked me to read that passage of Scripture again. I share my whole testimony in the study called “THE GREAT TRIBULATION!” on how the Holy Spirit HIMSELF revealed the truth concerning WHEN the rapture of the church will occur.

 

#77. We are to PURIFY OURSELVES in view of Jesus’ soon appearing (1 John 3:2-3). IF His coming is NOT IMMINENT, then that passage is meaningless, too. (People can think, “If He’s NOT going to appear soon, then why bother with being pure?--let’s do what we want for a while.”) Our BLESSED HOPE in the PRE-TRIB RAPTURE, and it’s IMMINENCE, keeps us on our toes, spiritually.

 

First of all. I thought to myself, WOW, if any believer has that kind of HEART then I would have to question if they were truly saved. I understand the human fleshly logic behind this reason but our hearts should always be focused on OBEYING the Holy Spirit and not upon looking for ways to sin.

 

Here is what 1 John 3:2-3 actually says.

 

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, WHEN he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. The first thing that I want you to see is that when Jesus returns then we, as Christians, shall be LIKE him. This means that we will receive our new glorified IMMORTAL bodies just like Jesus has now AT his coming. Think about this for a moment because this PROVES that the PRE-trib rapture is a FALSE teaching. For you see, flesh and blood bodies can NOT enter into heaven, according to 1 Corinthians 15:50-54. And the Bible ITSELF teaches us in Hebrews 11: 39,40 that we will ALL be changed TOGETHER at the same time. And that means that is order for there to be a PRE-trib rapture, then the ONE TIME CHANGE from mortal to immortal will have to be BEFORE the great tribulation seeing the MORTAL flesh and blood bodies can NOT enter into heaven. And since Hebrews 11:39,40 teaches that we will ALL be changed or made PERFECT TOGETHER then there would be no way for the so-called tribulation saints to be given eternal life in the world to come to rule and reign WITH Jesus. But clearly Revelation 20:4-6 teaches us that the saints who go THROUGH the great tribulation will be changed from mortal to immortal. And that means that the ONE event of our CHANGE from mortal to immortal MUST, without fail, have to be IMMEDIATELY AFTER the great tribulation AT the ONE TIME SINGLE SECOND coming of Jesus)

3. And every man that has this HOPE in him (This HOPE is our BLESSED HOPE that we are LOOKING FOR when Jesus shall appear, which is being like Jesus and OBTAINING ETERNAL LIFE even as Jesus obtained eternal life for becoming obedient unto death on the cross. So then what this verse is ACTUALLY saying is that if you have this HOPE in you of obtaining ETERNAL LIFE to be LIKE Jesus, then YOU and every other Christian who HOPES to obtain eternal life in the world to come) purifies himself, EVEN as he is pure.”

 

Now, the way that I personally interpret the verses that teach of Jesus is coming QUICKLY is in the light of the verses that PLAINLY teach that the coming of Jesus will be like LIGHTNING that flashes out of the east and unto the west. Or more precisely our CHANGE will be like lightning in a moment and in a twinkling of an eye. In other words, AT the second coming of Jesus our CHANGE will take place so QUICK that there will NOT be enough time to REPENT if one is living in SIN, THEREFORE, we are WARNED in the Bible to WATCH for the SIGNS of his COMING so that when we SEE that day APPROACHING we will exhort one another SO MUCH THE MORE to live a holy life.

So then, as far as those who jump at any excuse to SIN and do what they want to do just shows me that they do NOT have a SOUND relationship with the Lord like they should have. All Christians should have a true sincere desire to turn and flee from sin all the time. Now, I realize that the old man of the flesh still rises up from time to time but a Christian having a CLOSE relationship with their Lord and Savior will quickly crucify their flesh and RESIST the temptation to sin until the temptation flees from them. In other words, a Christian who is walking close to God does NOT look for EXCUSES to sin. So, therefore, this argument of knowing the day of the coming of Jesus will somehow CAUSE Christians to SIN is a last-ditch effort to hang on to a doctrine of man that is PLEASING to the ear to hear. 

 

#78. The Church is told to LOOK ONLY for “the coming of Christ” in the Rapture (often called “His appearing”): IF we must LOOK for other prophecies FIRST, then that DOES NOT make sense either. Titus 2:13.

 

 Again, we can EXPECT his coming. And we can ANTICIPATE his coming. And we can look FORWARD to his coming. And we can HOPE for his coming. But to ME, there is no way to ACTUALLY LOOK for his coming WITHOUT looking for the SIGNS of his coming that will ALERT us that his coming is NEAR. Jesus said, when you SEE these THINGS or these SIGNS in the SUN and in the MOON and in the STARS, then LOOK UP BECAUSE your REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR or is VERY CLOSE AT HAND. The reason that we will know that his coming is near is that we will SEE the SIGNS that our Lord instructed us to WATCH for SIGNS to come.

Jesus WARNS us to WATCH and PRAY that we may be ACCOUNTED WORTHY to ESCAPE all the things that are about to come upon the world AFTER we SEE these SIGNS in the sun, moon, and stars. And that which is about to come on the earth AFTER we see these SIGNS is the WRATH of Almighty God and NOT the time of GREAT TRIBULATION. 

 

Please read Luke 21:25-36.

 

“And there shall BE SIGNS in the SUN, and in the MOON, and in the STARS; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 

26. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

27. And THEN shall they SEE the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (In other words, FIRST we will SEE the SIGNS of his coming and then THEY, and NOT NECESSARILY US will SEE the COMING of Jesus. Personally I myself believe that WE will NOT ACTUALLY SEE Jesus coming in the CLOUDS until we are FIRST CHANGED and GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE)

28. And when these THINGS (Or when these SIGNS in the SUN and in the MOON and in the STARS) begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; (Or lift up your heads that are hanging low because some of you are beginning to THINK NOT that I was going to come and rescue you) for YOUR redemption DRAWS NEAR. (But now that you have SEEN these SIGNS which I told you would PRECEDE my COMING, you NOW KNOW the DAY and the HOUR of my COMING is NIGH AT HAND BECAUSE you have SEEN the SIGNS)

29. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree and all the trees;

30. When they now shoot forth, you SEE and KNOW of your own selves that summer is NOW NIGH AT HAND.

31. So LIKEWISE you, when you SEE these THINGS (Or when you SEE these SIGNS in the SUN and in the MOON and in the STARS) come to pass, KNOW YOU that the kingdom of God is NIGH AT HAND.

32. Verily I say unto you, This generation (Or this generation that SEES these SIGNS) shall NOT pass away, till all be fulfilled.

33. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away

34. And TAKE HEED to yourselves, lest at any time YOUR hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so THAT DAY (Speaking of THAT DAY when I, Jesus come as a THIEF in the night to execute the WRATH of Almighty God upon the world, that THAT DAY) come upon YOU UNAWARE. (That means that we will KNOW the DAY of the RAPTURE of the church so that it does NOT come upon us UNAWARE. There is NOT going to be a so-called secret rapture that could come at any second without any SIGNS warning us that THAT DAY is approaching)

35. For as a snare shall IT (Speaking of the DAY of the Lord coming as a THIEF in the night to execute the WRATH of Almighty God, for IT shall) come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. (Because the world will NOT be WATCHING for the SIGNS of the coming of Jesus)

36. WATCH YOU, THEREFORE, and PRAY ALWAYS, that YOU may be ACCOUNTED WORTHY to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, (Speaking of the DAY of the Lord where Jesus comes as a THIEF in the night to execute the WRATH of God upon the UNGODLY and DISOBEDIENT CHILDREN of God. therefore WATCH ad PRAY ALWAYS that you be ACCOUNTED WORTHY to ESCAPE the WRATH of God to which the FAITHFUL believers are NOT APPOINTED) and to stand before the Son of man.”

 

Just because you are a Christians does not make you automatically EXEMPT from the WRATH of God. You need to be living WITHOUT sin when Jesus returns. So if you do sin then REPENT and confess your sin QUICKLY. For a deeper understanding of Jesus coming as a THIEF in the night please read the study or go to my YouTube channel and watch my teaching video “JESUS IS COMING AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT!”

 

#79. The Church is told TO ONLY LOOK for the coming of Jesus in the Rapture: It is ISRAEL and the tribulation saints who must LOOK for SIGNS of the Second Coming, and who must ENDURE until the end of the tribulation.

 

It is ONLY because of the MISCONCEPTIONS and WRONG ASSUMPTIONS of a PRE-tribulation rapture that there arise these SO-CALLED “tribulation SAINTS” who SUPPOSEDLY are NOT the CHURCH.

The TRUTH of the matter is that Almighty God is NOT going to take the CHURCH UP FROM of the Earth into the AIR UNTIL the gospel is preached unto all the world and the FULLNESS of the GENTILES has come to FULL where NONE of the WICKED, NO NOT ONE, will TURN from their wickedness and REPENT of there sins and accept Jesus as the Lord and Savior in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE when Jesus RETURNS at his SECOND coming.

Then WHEN this time has arrived, THEN and ONLY THEN will Jesus come forth out of his chamber to receive his church, his bride to himself in the AIR or the skies above the earth where Jesus will then execute the WRATH of God upon all those who do NOT call upon his name AT his coming when they SEE him coming in clouds of great glory. The church will indeed ESCAPE the WRATH of Almighty God, but this escape will take place only moments before Jesus executes the WRATH of Almighty God AFTER we are safe in the AIR with Jesus. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Jesus is going to execute the GREAT tribulation and the reason why is that the time of great tribulation is NOT the WRATH of God. 

With that being said let us continue this study in God's word by reading reasons #80 through # of the 250 reasons for the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. And that we will do in PART FOUR of this six-part in-depth Bible study to show why there will NOT be a PRE-tribulation rapture of the church. To continue with this study simply click on the link called “Part 4 of 250 REASONS FOR NO PRE-TRIB RAPTURE!”


If you have not read Part 1 through Part 6 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture or you would like to reread one or more parts then please click on one of the following links.


“Part 1 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture!” 

“Part 2 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture!”

“Part 3 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture!”

“Part 4 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture!”

“Part 5 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture!”

“Part 6 of 250 Reasons for NO PRE-trib Rapture!


And for ALL my studies on the rapture of the church and end time prophecy please click of the heading >>>PROPHECY-THE COMING OF JESUS<<<


Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the rapture of the church by interpreting the Scriptures in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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