A friend of mine, who is a scholar at heart and a new believer, asked me to help him understand the rationale for a pre-Tribulation Rapture. I thought I would take the occasion of his questions to outline my thinking in this regard in this forum.
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Having dealt previously with the probable alien deception that will be used to explain away the Rapture of true believers in Jesus Christ prior to the Tribulation, i.e. the pre-Tribulation Rapture of the church, in my Prophecy Update of May 31, 2023 titled Alien Invasion, I wanted to return to this issue of aliens because they likely show up later in the 6th Bowl Judgment at a key point just prior to the final curtain call on this unbelieving world.
This is a never-ending source of fascination for me: How is it that those who adhere to a post-Tribulation Rapture perspective can actually look forward to those horrific seven years of God’s wrath and judgment? And they do. There is almost a glee about many of them as they consider these coming difficult times. In their thinking: Oh, they’ll be shielded by God and also be performing astounding miracles. I think some see themselves symbolically as the Two Witnesses. They’ll live in protected, sustainable communities apart from all those on the receiving end of God’s punishment. It’ll be a glorious time, unlike any other ever experienced on the earth for them. Well, they’ve got that last part right.
Last month, I did two prior teachings on this subject of the Unseen Realm. Part 1 was on August 3 and Part 2 was on August 24. In those Prophecy Updates we explored how the Bible contains much that simply isn’t taught today in churches. We build on this in today’s teaching.
We’ve been told for years that a climate catastrophe is upon us. Shrill voices have screamed about the apocalypse that will destroy the planet – man through his rash and selfish actions will completely destroy it. Ironically, climate alarmists are purposely doing exactly what they accuse the world of doing through neglect.
Previously, I taught on this topic of the Unseen Realm of Angels & Fallen Angels. That was Part 1 posted on August 3. The first teaching set the stage and provided important background information that ties heavily into today’s Prophecy Update.