Rapture Network
The Rapture Report
The Rapture Newsletter
The Rapture Dashboard
The Rapture Alert
Featured Commentary
End Times News Headlines
End Times Charts
The Book of Revelation
The Rapture of the Church
Bible Prophecy Guide
End Times Signs
End Times Timeline
End Times Events
First Coming Prophecies
Second Coming Prophecies
Israel and the Middle East
Bible Prophecy and Reference
Roman Catholicism
Islam & Cultic Religions
Scripture Verses by Topics
Scripture Verse of the Day
Bible Prophecy Charts
Spurgeon's Daily Devotional
Creation vs. Evolution
Holy Bible Online
Commentary & Reference
Recommended Readings List
Salvation and Eternal Life
Doctrinal Statement & Beliefs
Christian Links
Link to Us
About Us
Contact Us
Fair Use Notice

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Jesus Is Coming Soon

Left Behind

The Miracles of Jesus Christ

Earth in Bible Prophecy

Who Is Gog/Magog of Ezekiel 38-39?

The Names of Jesus

Ezekiel 38-39 and Armageddon

Roman Catholicism

Stumble It Share to Reddit Share to Delicious

Q & A: Pre Trib or Post Trib Rapture?

Pre Trib Or Post Trib?
Ask a Bible Teacher
by Jack Kelley

Question: I have visiting your website for about six months now and have learned a tremendous amount about the Bible. I have been telling friends and family about your website and your views on end times.

The family that actual lead me to the Lord about four years ago, whom I would consider to be a very strong God-fearing and Bible literate family (Whom you would also call a Futurist), says that there are scriptures for both a post Tribulation and Pre Tribulation Rapture. Their mindset is to just be ready for what ever God has. They reason that God can do anything and at anytime--We just need to "be prepared."

In addition, they say that they have heard sermons with just as compelling scriptures as you have given but for a Post Tribulation Rapture. I know that you disagree with a post Tribulation Rapture but I am sure that you know many people who believe in it. Which scriptures seem to cause people to lean the other way? Do you think there are scriptures supporting both post Tribulation and Pre Tribulation Rapture?

Answer: I agree that being prepared for whatever God does is good advice, but not because He can do anything at any time. History has shown that God only does what He has told us in advance He would do. In fact, that's a promise He made to us. Amos 3:7 reads, "Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." We were given prophecy for two reasons, first so that God could prove Himself to us, and second so that He would never catch us unprepared. Because of that, He's limited Himself to only doing that which He's announced in advance. The reason we should be prepared for whatever He does is that sometimes we either fail to, or refuse to, understand His prophecies.

Since there's only one rapture of the Church there cannot be prophecies that support both pre and post trib raptures. One of the positions has to be the result of human misunderstanding. So far in my experience, prophecies put forward to support the post trib position have either been speaking to Israel, not the Church, or speaking about the 2nd Coming, not the Rapture.

Original Article

Donate to Rapture Forums

Rapture Wallpaper

Rapture Dashboard

Age of the Earth

End Times Timeline

50 Reasons We Are Living in the End Times

101 End Times Prophecy

Messianic Prophecies

Islam 101

America in Bible Prophecy

101 Science Facts from the Bible

Second Coming

100 Facts About Jesus

The Book of Revelation

Cults and Pagan Religions

Is the Antichrist Gog of Magog?

Gog and the Antichrist Revisited

Copyright © 2006-2017 Rapture Forums All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.