- The Tribulation is a seven-year period, the seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel 9), not a 3 ½ year period. [Read: What is the Seventieth Week of Daniel?]
- It will be the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jer 30:7). [Jacob’s name was changed to Israel = time of Israel’s trouble.]
- The purpose of the Rapture is to call Israel to repentance and for God to restore them to a relationship with Himself through Jesus.
- It’s not about the Church. We are the Bride of Christ. And what bridegroom, who loves his betrothed bride and has the power to do so, would allow his bride to suffer for one minute, let alone for seven years (or even 3 ½ years)?
- Paul wrote that the Bride of Christ is not appointed to wrath (1 Thess 5:9) and that Jesus has saved us from this wrath (1 Th 1:10).
- Jesus told that the Tribulation will be God’s wrath poured out on the world (Matt 24:21).
- And Jesus said that He will keep us from this time that will come upon the whole world to try them (Rev 3:10).
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Verses about The Rapture: 1 Corinthians 15:52, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2, Titus 2:13, Revelation 3:10
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