Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 12-15-21 Our Christian Obligation in These Last Days
I don’t know about you, but I’ve struggled with this issue that I raise in the title of this Prophecy Update. What is our Christian obligation in these last days? There are so many voices within the Christian community that speak about what we should be doing as believers. They come from different perspectives. Anyone who has watched my Prophecy Update videos or read any of my writings probably knows that I’ve described myself as a virulent pre-Tribulation Rapture believer. However, using the word virulent is probably a misuse of it. When I look at a dictionary definition, it has a pretty universal negative connotation, so maybe I shouldn’t use virulent to apply to myself. Maybe extreme or robust would be better descriptions. Regardless, you get the idea: I believe whole-heartedly and deeply that a pre-Trib Rapture will occur.
On the other side are those who don’t believe this. They may be post-Tribulation Rapture people or of some other persuasion. The major difference that I see in these two camps concerns the idea of imminency. This is the concept that something will happen soon and at any time in an unexpected manner. Pre-Trib Rapture believers such as me hold to this concept; post-Tribbers by definition don’t and simply cannot. In their worldview, the Tribulation must occur before the Rapture, so the Rapture is obviously not an imminent event.
What I actually want to discuss today revolves around the pre-Tribulation Rapture. I’ve spoken of the other position at various times and that’s not my main concern here. What I want to address is how pre-Trib believers should approach life and its issues in these final days prior to the Rapture. Should we be fighting to be salt and light to the culture by continuing to push back against the darkness through our societal activities? Or should we be doing something else as the world disintegrates around us? Where is the line drawn between these two extremes? To lift a phrase from Ezekiel 33:10 in the KJV: How should we then live?