The Rapture Happens Pretribulation – Part 4

Is the Rapture a Pretribulation Event?

The timing of the rapture (or Resurrection) of the church is a hotly debated question, yet one that can be easily resolved from scripture. The source of our confusion is taking verses and words of the Bible out of context while ignoring the whole counsel of scripture.

Meanwhile, the wrath Paul is talking about in 1 Thessalonians is not a specific reference to the Bowl Judgments. Rather, Paul is talking about the wrath of all Tribulation. In 1 Thessalonians 5 Paul is comforting the church that they did not miss the resurrection, as some false teachers had been claiming. Though the church was suffering great persecution at the hands of the Jews and Romans, nevertheless their experience was not the Tribulation as some feared. Continue reading

Rapture During Tribulation – The Final Trumpet- Part 2

final trumpetThe Final Trumpet – Rapture or Judgment During Tribulation?

In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul is explaining the manner of our resurrection, sometimes called the “rapture:”

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (NKJV)

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Paul says the moment of our transformation into our new physical bodies will happen instantaneously at “the last trumpet.” Since Paul calls this trumpet the “last” trumpet, there must have been earlier trumpet sound that preceded the last trumpet. Continue reading