An Introduction to The Pre-Trib Rapture

In these studies I won't stoop to finger pointing and name calling, or look to the writings of men over the centuries for justification. I will do what most seem to forget, or avoid, when supporting one view or another of the Rapture, I will look to the Word of God. And plenty of it.

The popular view is that "true" Christians will be "raptured" away at any moment and leave their "luke-warm" brothers and sisters to fend for themselves during the reign of the Antichrist. This view of the Rapture often holds that the Holy Spirit will be "removed" from the earth yet people will still be getting saved. That God has two sets of Chosen People. That the terms "saints", "remnant", and "overcomers" throughout Revelation are not referring to Christians at all but to Jews; and the warnings in Matthew 24 are for Jews only as well. Somehow we will meet The Lord in the air, but He hasn't yet returned. The list goes on and on. There are many contradictions and problems with the Pre-Tribulation view of the rapture, I will address as many as possible throughout this study.

It is understandable that Christians might expect to escape the worst time ever experienced on the face of the earth, but the reality is that Christians have always suffered for their faith. Look to Sudan, China, Egypt, India, and other countries to see violent oppression, murder and outright hatred for Christians to this day. Look at the thousands of Christians persecuted by Nero in 70AD, look at the tens of thousands who were murdered and tortured during the various Inquistions, look at the Apostles, look at our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

So are we to believe that in a culture and era so morally degraded and numb to truth - yet so arrogant - that we somehow deserve to be swept away in a rapture prior to any suffering, refinement, and testing of our faith?! Come on folks, if you are sleeping it is time to wake out of your slumber! There is plenty of Scriptual evidence that shows we will go through the Great Tribulation or die trying. But if God be for us then who can be against us? (Romans 8:31). Nothing can seperate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, surely not death or tribulation.

Romans 8:35-39
  1. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
  2. As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
  3. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
  4. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
  5. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The first study in this series, while not specifically focused on the Rapture, addresses the issue of whether or not there is a distinction between Israel and the Church throughout Scripture. It is in three parts. Part I is titled Finding The Church in the Old Testament. Part II, Who is Israel? A Brief Biblical History of Israel. And Part III, The Lost Tribes of Israel, Scattered Among the Nations.

Go to Part I, Finding The Church in the Old Testament

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53 years

by Anonymous - 3/01/16 10:51 PM
53 yrs old Jan.1 / 1963

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RE:53 years

by 24 114 12 - 4/25/16 9:17 PM
The Four Hundred Fifty and Six Hundred Sixty Six Code

= 666 + November Seventh Two Thousand Sixteen (2658)

The Four Five Zero and Six Six Six Code

= January First Nineteen Sixty Three (2406, value of 2658 in words)

The - - - and - - - Code = numeric value of my... more...

RE:53 years

by Anonymous - 4/25/16 9:29 PM
My last name = 546
Wisdom = 498

Wisdom
+
546
= Number of The Beast
+
546
= Numeric value of my full name
+
546
= 2136 (Luke 21:36)
+
546
= [ 666 + 2016 ]

Age 53 (Jan.1 / 2016) is my last year of age number that divides evenly into
the numeric value of my full... more...

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the beast

by osei paul - 2/26/16 1:25 AM
We must change our mind for better

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Rapture

by Anonymous - 2/06/16 10:23 AM
Not gonna happen

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Sign of Tribulation

by BJamesM - 1/22/16 3:19 PM
Jesus's death is 33AD so divide by 2 is 16.5 so 1+6+5 is 12... 2016 is 12 because of 2+0+1+6. June 15th is middle of year so it will be 12.(6+1+5) I believe that day we will go to heaven. What do you think?

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Pre-Trib Rapture

by DSB 1590 - 1/01/14 9:23 PM
Enoch's Rapture Year 987 from Adam, has 3 special qualities,

9+8+7=[8+8+8][Jesus in Greek=888]
9x8x7=[504][answer consist's of #s 4,5,0]
987 divides by 7[141x] evenly

123 [45] 6*** 789 [0]
789-123=666
6x6x6=216
666-450=216[Rescued = 450][Noah's Ark 450ft... more...

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RE: Pre-Trib Rapture

by Anonymous - 11/10/15 2:26 PM
"Noah was Raptured on The Ark" = 1656 (Flood Year 1656)

RE:Pre-Trib Rapture

by Anonymous - 11/17/15 6:17 PM
In Genesis ☆7:17☆ THE (Four Hundred Fifty foot ARK{ RescueingThe Righteous ) is lift up{Caught Up) above the earth, and (in the same chapter) comes to rest on the mountains of Ararat in the ☆7 month on the 17th day☆

RE:Pre-Trib Rapture

by Anonymous - 11/17/15 6:46 PM
Noah's Ark(522) + ? = [ 176 + 1760 + 176 ] or 2112
2112 + ? = Count One Hundred Seventy Six Verses Forward And Backwards (3702 )

RE: Pre-Trib Rapture

by Anonymous - 11/23/15 8:55 PM
Count FORWARD into the Bible 176 verses, Genesis 7:17
Count BACKWARDS into the Bible 176 verses, Revelation 13:18
You will see the connection between these verses, and the CODE in The # Set GOD CREATED that has to do with The Pretribulation Rapture.

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The Rapture "Will" Take Place!

by Anonymous - 6/24/15 2:18 PM
THE RAPTURE = 792 / Increments of 6

792 written all 3 ways it can be written:

Seven Hundred Ninety Two + Seven Ninety Two + Seven Nine Two

= [ GOD 156 + JESUS CHRIST 906 + Luke Chapter Twenty One Verse Thirty Six 2892

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RE: The Rapture "Will" Take Place!

by Anonymous - 8/08/15 9:58 PM
Go to "Bible's Wheel's and Brain's" (forum) / Christianity section page 10 (soon to be p.11, 12,....) titled REV.13:18 "666" and spend a couple of months at least reading and studying what I've written, then ask yourselves if you still think christians will be here... more...

RE:The Rapture

by Anonymous - 8/08/15 10:06 PM
The Mystery Paul spoke of is The Rapture, thats why this Mysterious correlation exists in the miraculous gematria of Luke 21:36, 2 Thessalonians 2:7 and REV.3:10 (that I know of so far)

RE:The Rapture

by Anonymous - 10/08/15 9:53 AM
The greek numeric value of the letters of JESUS combined is 888
The words from Luke 21:36 "....ESCAPE ALL These Things...." in Engliish(increments of 6) have a combined sum of 1248

888 + 1248 = 2136

RE:The Rapture

by Anonymous - 11/10/15 9:24 PM
(Greek)"JESUS"(888) + "Escape ALL these Things" = 2136

(LUKE 21:36)

Jesus instructed us to be accounted worthy...to Escape ALL these Things!

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Scriptural Evidence for a Post-Trib Rapture

by Anonymous - 9/07/15 8:02 PM
Matthew 24:29- 31 YLT
29 `And immediately AFTER THE TRIBULATION of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken; 30 and then shall appear... more...

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RE:Scriptural Evidence for a Post-Trib Rapture

by 0951 B.S.D ← - 9/08/15 9:32 PM
(1)23....4(5)6....78(9)....(0)

One Hundred Fifty Nine + Zero = Count The Number Of The Beast(1680 )

a=6 , b=12 , c=18.....Z=156 / G + O + D = 156

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The Phallacy of Rapture

by E.B. - 6/30/15 5:40 PM
I concur and have always had trouble with this false teaching. II Thessalonians 2:3-9 spells out in no uncertain terms that the false one comes first!

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RE:The Phallacy of Rapture

by Anonymous - 7/11/15 10:16 AM
2 Thessalonians 2:7 (ch.1117 v.7 in words
= 2136(rapture takes place) + satan + 666(son of perdition comes on the scene)

RE: The Phallacy of Rapture

by Anonymous - 7/12/15 12:01 PM
Revelation chapter three verse ten

= 2136★

This verse is Bible Chapter 1170 verse 10

Chapter one thousand one hundred seventy Verse Ten

= [ God + Jesus Christ + 2136★ ]

RE:The Phallacy of Rapture

by Anonymous - 7/13/15 10:58 PM
2 Thessalonians 2:7 (Ch.1117 v.7)
Chapter one one one seven verse seven = 2136

RE:The Phallacy of Rapture

by Anonymous - 7/13/15 11:05 PM
Correction i keep writing ch.1117, but its 1118 v.7 that im adding.
chapter one one one eight verse seven = 2136

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Question

by Maryann - 2/10/15 1:42 PM
so, born-again believers can be raptured any day, or after we see the abomination that causes desolation in the 3rd temple?

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The truth about the Rapture based on scripture

by A Christ Follower - 10/07/14 8:21 AM
I was first given this revelation about three years ago while stuying the word that the whole pre trib thing was false. Clearly in Matthew 24: Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 "Do... more...

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RE:The truth about the Rapture based on scripture

by Anonymous - 12/29/14 7:42 PM
It certainly is !

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