I know I may get a lot of nasty comments for this one, but it is the truth so it needs to be posted. I know that many Christians believe in a pretribulation rapture. In fact, I even used to be one of them before a brother in Christ opened my eyes. There is a lot of stuff online defending the pretribulation rapture so I’ll most likely get a lot of flack but I want to speak Gods word.
Yes, it means that Christians will go through a lot of pain and suffering, but Christians will also get to live an eternity in heaven with God. Honestly, the belief in the pretribulation rapture makes no sense, take a close look at Mark…
Matthew 24:29-31 ESV “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (30) Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (31) And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Here is what 1 Thesalonians says
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (16) For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, (17) then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.
Yes, the rapture is a scary thing, and to be honest it scares me to my core. However, God has warned us and prepared us. God has also told us that the time of the tribulation will be short. After the tribulation Jesus will come and he’ll light the sky from one end of heaven to the other. What a glorious site that will be to see!!