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darksunmoon3.jpg (19403 bytes)  The Post-Trib, Pre-Wrath Rapture
Will the Church face the Anti-Christ?

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.                                                                  Joel 2:31
 

 

The Post-Trib Pre-Wrath Rapture

 

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Level 1. Terms and Definitions
    Step 3. What Post-trib proclaims

  What Posttribulational Doctrine says:

 

  1. That Christ cannot come at anytime, that certain events must take place first.

  2. That the rapture will occur following the tribulation.

  3. The Church is not appointed unto wrath; the church will not experience God's wrath only tribulation.

  4. That the Holy Spirit will not be taken out of the world prior to the tribulation.

  5. That people will be saved during the tribulation, because the Holy Spirit is not taken out of the world.

  6. That the 144,000 elect Jewish witnesses will be sealed from God's wrath following the tribulation.

  7. That God’s wrath will be poured out after the tribulation, includes the Vial and Trumpet Judgments.

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    This timeline shows a few of the key differences between Post-trib and Pre-trib teachings; notice first that the Rapture (Day of Christ) occurs after the tribulation, followed by God's wrath. Also, notice that the Day of the Lord occurs at approximately the same time as the Rapture. It's important to note that, at no time is God pouring out his wrath during the tribulation. Believers going through the tribulation never are subject to God's wrath, only tribulation from Satan. All believers in all ages have experienced tribulation.

Common misconceptions about Post-trib:

  1. Tribulation equals wrath from God, according to Post-trib teaching God's wrath follows the rapture of the Church; believers never experience God's wrath only tribulation from Satan.
  2. Post-trib teaches the Day of the Lord occurs at the end of the tribulation, not at the beginning.

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