Posts Tagged ‘Rapture’

What does the “pre” refer to in the words pre-tribulation and pre-wrath? It refers to an event that occurs prior to another event. Specifically, it refers to the rapture, the removal of people from the earth, before either a 7-year tribulational period or a shorter period of wrath.

Information has come to light regarding many inconsistencies in the pre-tribulation position, which has caused many to depart from that doctrine to embrace the doctrine of the pre-wrath rapture. In his book, The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church, Marvin Rosenthal gives us several reasons why the pre-wrath rapture timing has convinced people of having a better foundation on the truth of God’s word. (more…)

Does it matter when the rapture happens? Yes, for the Lord tells us in Revelation 2-3 that there are three different scenarios that different groups in the church will face if the rapture is pre-wrath. Those three ways are rapture, martyrdom, and death by the Lord. (more…)

One reason why I would have no incentive to prepare for Christ’s coming is if I believe the Rapture of the church includes all members of the church, without exception. For other believers, the promise of a Rapture from a loving Savior prompts them to lay down their lives for Him in gratitude. This is a wonderful response to the Rapture promise, but it is not shared by those whose love for the Savior is absent.

To those of you who are lukewarm in your affections for the Lord, and are depending on a universal Rapture, what if I could show you that the Rapture is conditional? We’ll find in Revelation chapters two and three that Jesus makes a difference among believers regarding who will be rewarded and who will not. One of the conditional rewards offered is the Rapture. (more…)