Many believe 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 is a key passage that proves that the Rapture will happen before the tribulation period. However, a closer study of this passage reveals that this is not the case. In this article, I will explain why 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 does not prove a Pre-Trib Rapture.
A while back, a reader asked for my thoughts on who will populate the earth during the Millennium Kingdom. This is an important topic because many Rapture debates can hinge on this issue. For instance, many Pre-Trib supporters believe that Post-Trib supporters can’t answer this question. As a result, they dismiss the Post-Trib position. Given the topic’s importance, I will explain who will populate the Millennium Kingdom in this article.
2 Thessalonians 2 tells us about a figure known as “the restrainer”. The restrainer is an entity that is holding back the unveiling of the Antichrist and the working of Satan’s full power. However, the restrainer will vacate their role in the end times. This will enable Satan and the Antichrist much more freedom to unleash evil on this world.
The identity of the 24 elders of Revelation is the subject of much speculation. Many theories about their identity exist. Some see the 24 elders as the Church and use this view to teach a Pre-Trib Rapture. Others disagree and offer their own theories. In this article, I will share my insights on the identity of the 24 elders and comment on if we should use the 24 elders to promote the Pre-Trib Rapture. I will also talk about how Melchizedek, a mysterious figure, may be relevant in this discussion.
Pre-Trib Rapture teachers argue that the blessed hope will be fulfilled at the Day of Christ before the start of the tribulation. They argue that the Day of Christ is not the same as the Day of the Lord, which many believe will start after the tribulation. Therefore, our blessed hope can come at any time according to the Pre-Trib Rapture theory. Will the blessed hope be realized at the appearance of Christ in a Pre-Trib Rapture? Is the Day of Christ different from the Day of the Lord? I will answer these questions and more in this article.
Some believe Revelation 3:10 provides evidence of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. The verse talks about how the church of Philadelphia will be kept from the hour of testing. Some interpret this as a promise to remove the Church before the start of the tribulation. Are Pre-Tribulation Rapture supporters right to draw support from Revelation 3:10? I will provide my thoughts in this article.
The Book of Revelation talks about how people will worship images of the beast during the end times. I believe the images of the beast are “dangerous”. Why do I describe the images of the beast in that way? Find out why I call the images of the beast dangerous in this article.
Many believe we are the last generation before the coming of Christ. Many expect us to see the events that Christ described come to pass. We are seeing widespread disease, geopolitical movements, and social unrest. Could we see the tribulation start soon?
The word “Church” does not appear after Revelation 3. Some believe this is evidence of a Pre-Trib Rapture. Some Pre-Trib Rapture supporters also claim Revelation 4:1 depicts the Rapture. Do Pre-Trib Rapture believers have valid points? In this article, I will answer whether Revelation 4:1 depicts the Rapture.