It is important to realize that the Rapture will take place BEFORE the Tribulation, not during or after it. There is much proof that it is BEFORE the Tribulation period

Believers are not under God’s judgment – not ever! (The Tribulation is judgment.)

Rom 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

Rev 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

1 Thess 5:9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

God removes and protects His people from Judgment: Noah safe from Flood, Lot out of Sodom , Rahab out of Jericho , Jews safe from plagues 4-10 in Egypt

The Rapture is ‘Imminent,’ – there is nothing that needs to happen before it.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

James 5:8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Phil 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

The church will be delivered from the wrath to come, referring to the Tribulation.

1 Thess 1:10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

The Rapture is called the ‘blessed hope,’ and that wouldn’t be true if tribulations came first.

Titus 2:13 while we wait for the blessed hope-the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

The Holy Spirit will be gone before the Antichrist will be revealed. The Holy Spirit indwells

us, so we will be gone before the Antichrist is known at the start of the Tribulation.

2 Thess 2:3, 5-9 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. … Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

The church isn’t mentioned in the Tribulation.

The church is mentioned 17 times in Rev 1-3, but not at all in 4-18


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