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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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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RE: Sign of Tribulation

by Tony reed - 1/03/18 3:36 AM
Well I'm still waiting for god I've lost three more friends since David it's hurts that there not here but I know there in heaven .so I won't god to come soon and take us home

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pre-trib rapture

by Anonymous - 5/06/17 4:24 PM
The word "rapture" isn't in the Word of God and either is "Gematria" or numerology.

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Many End Time doctrines are based on Opinion of God Word

by Gordon - 1/18/17 6:13 PM
I've written this to help the real Christ in you to stand up and see, and to help in dividing the precious from the vile, I've got a whole website devoted to this, but links are not allowed.
We are coming into a new day, and it is light that brings us into this new... more...

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

= Number of The Beast
= Numeric value of my full name
= 2136 (Luke 21:36)
= [ 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...

RE: 53 years

by Anonymous - 6/05/16 11:35 AM
End of, 06 / 06 / 16, + 153 days, Start of, 11 / 7 / 16

June Sixth Two Thousand Sixteen = 2316
666 + Six Hundred Sixty Six = 2316
Two Thousand Three Hundred Sixteen = 2316

"We have One Hundred Fifty Three Days left" = 2316

"One Hundred Fifty Three Days" = 666 +... more...

RE:53 years

by Anonymous - 10/05/16 11:15 AM

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by Anonymous - 7/26/16 4:52 AM
Saw YouTube video mc81 outlaw

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

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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]
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 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

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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