I spent the day answering comments because I wanted to get a sense of what people believed – and why. And, it appears that some are mixed up about what will happen during the Great Tribulation.
Did you know that what we normally call the Great Tribulation is actually in two distinct parts?
That’s right, the first part is the rule of the Antichrist and his great persecution of Christians. I call it the Great Persecution. And, this is what most people mean when they say Tribulation.
The second part is the Wrath of God, when He destroys the Antichrist and all who follow him.
So, why do proponents of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie argue so vehemently against a post-tribulation Rapture?
Because they don’t want to suffer persecution.
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The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie – Part 5 – The Wrath of Satan
I completely understand why no one would want to go through great persecution. A quick read of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs will show you what you do NOT want to experience. Unfortunately, what we want means little. Satan wants us dead, and you can bet that he’ll do everything he can to have us killed.
By the way, for those of you who would like to read the electronic version of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, go here:
We’ve Gotten Soft
Unfortunately, we’ve lost our understanding of Satan. Life has gotten too comfortable. We haven’t seen real persecution in centuries. Prosperity has lulled us into a sense that all is as it should be – and will always be. But, I’ve been showing you that it’s just not true.
What we have experienced is an aberration. It is NOT a normal thing for God’s people to go so long without persecution, yet… here we are.
Did you honestly think that we would NOT be going back to the bad old days of Roman Catholic persecution?
Millions died under the vile hand of the Vatican, and her hand is ready, yet again, to persecute Christians – but, this time, in service of the Antichrist, himself.
Please get this into your head. It’s from the Bible:
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. – 2 Timothy 3:12
Think of the last three hundred years as a holiday from Satan’s persecution.
The Tribulation Is NOT God’s Wrath
If you want proof that the Tribulation is NOT God’s wrath, just listen to what Pastor Steven Anderson says in this short video:
YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/Vp9ij-P3TCk
The Tribulation In A Nutshell
That was a great snippet of proof from Pastor Anderson. But, let’s take a look at another ‘snippet’ from Revelation. Revelation 12 gives us an overview of The Tribulation:
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. – Revelation 12:13-17
If you REALLY want to know what the Tribulation is… That’s IT.
THAT is the Tribulation in a nutshell. It’s the war that the dragon makes upon those that have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Where Does The Woman Escape To?
Do I know where the woman will fly to, to escape the Antichrist?
I have no idea. I wish that I did, because then I could tell everyone to go there. That place of refuge from the Antichrist will only appear at the right time. In fact, the war and destruction that is coming soon, might be what creates it. I don’t know.
The problem is that, if you don’t pay attention, any hope that you have of joining ‘The Woman’ in her flight to the wilderness will be closed to you – if you do not wake up. I’m not sure how we can join in this ‘flight’, but I would like you to try.
Maybe there will be other ‘wildernesses’ for us to escape to?
The problem is that you will have no hope of escape if you do not first throw off the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie. I’ve already proven that it’s a lie.
Proof That The Pretrib Rapture Is A Lie
The proof is in part one of this series:
That article proved that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a lie. In that article, I showed that the following WILL and MUST happen before the Rapture:
- The Antichrist must come before the Rapture
- The Tribulation must come before the Rapture
- The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture
- Jesus Must Return before the Rapture
- The Resurrection must happen just before the Rapture (or, at the same time)
The scriptural evidence provided to back up those statements are completely and utterly obvious.
And, when you compare that evidence with the evidence coughed up by the pretribbers…
…well, there is really only one conclusion.
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a Lie, and it is so obvious, that it’s hard to understand why ANYONE believes in such nonsense.
We Must Grow Up
Everyone, you will not escape the persecution that is coming, by believing that it won’t come. That is the logic of children, and we are no longer children. Terrible times are coming, and we must embrace that fact, because it is the truth.
The truth can only set you free…
…if you accept it.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. There’s not much time left.)
If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment on the website. Your input is truly welcome.
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