The Rapture: Will It Happen Before, Midway or After The Tribulation?
What started out as a simple Facebook post slowly morphed into a book! We have taken time ( over a month), to put this report by considering scriptures and views , and most importantly, we had to fast and pray for God’s wisdom before sharing. To date, we recognize that this has been one daunting task we have had to get done.
The timings of rapture in relation to the onset and progression of tribulation have been one of the most divisive subjects among Christians and theologians.
Differing viewpoints exist about the exact timing of the rapture, whether it will happen before (pre-tribulation), middle ( mid-tribulation) or after the tribulation ( post-tribulation) and in some instances, it is wondered whether Christ’s return will occur in one event or two. It’s written in Hosea 4:6, that my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Certainly, we don’t want to be those that are destroyed, but among those that know the Truth and are delivered.
We may have backgrounds, spanning years under various ministries and churches, and one way or another, we ascribe to some version of rapture, in relation to the tribulation. Certainly, those tenets have edged into our belief system, and at times we have built defenses around them against anyone with a contrary opinion. But we encourage you to set them aside , whatever you have previously been taught about the rapture and tribulation, and go with us on a journey of deep biblical study and exposition.
Only then, will you be convinced or doubt the veracity of some of the beliefs you have had about this great eschatological event. We understand, it’s not easy , but again, you need to go deeper to appreciate the scholarship that comes with an impartial examination of what the scriptures say about it. Remember Proverbs 14:12 that, there is a way that looketh right in the sight of man but the end of it is death . You need to be sure, that indeed you are on the right way
Our fidelity is to the sanctity of the inerrant scripture and we encourage you to read through with an open mind and justly judge the validity of the arguments made therein.
We are not trying to impose our views on you, but rather inviting you to consider critically the positions held on this crucial topic of rapture. We also encourage you to share your views and interpretations via our email revival@gofire..org and we shall do our best to respond to as many as we can , as the Holy Spirit leads us.
It’s our prayer that as you spare time to read what is written therein, the Holy Spirit shall rest upon your mind to arrest any doubts and convict you of the Truth, even as no lie can is of the Truth! Amen!