And I don't really blame them for believing in pre-trib rapture. After all, God promises to protect his people. Just read Psalm 91, for starters. Clearly God says that we are not appointed for wrath. (I Thess. 5:9). His people will be hidden in that day. And what is the tribulation period other than the wrath of God poured out upon a world (including his people) that has forsaken him and become consumed with the wickedness of their desires. The tribulation is about separation. About threshing and winnowing. In that day it will become clear who belongs to God and who doesn't. (Malachi 3:18)
But is the rapture the only way God can protect his people in that day?
God is omnipotent. He can do anything and is not limited to one way of doing something. The only time he is limited is when he limits himself. He can't lie. He does what he says he's going to do. If he said it, you can depend on it. There's a certain level of confidence believers can have. We can depend upon God and his word. The doubt comes in when we've misinterpreted his word. Or when we disobey. Or when we plainly just don't believe.
So what does his word say about that day?
I'm going to give you a brief outline of the start of the 'Day'...the Day of the Lord...the tribulation of the earth. For brevity, I'm not going to go into each point within this post. You can go back and read the other posts. It's all there. Certain things you have to understand.
- America is Babylon
- Babylon is Destroyed at the beginning of tribuation
- God's people will escape
unharmed(but not unpunished)
- God's people will be hidden
The great re-gathering: