In reply to your recent post called THE 'GREAT TRIBULATION' MAY NOT BE A 'WORLD-WIDE EVENT' athttp://www.fivedoves.com/letters/dec2010/brucew128-4.htm doesn't the great multitude in Rev. 7:9-17, which no man could number, of all the nations and kindreds and people and tongues who came out of great tribulation in verse 14 who washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb and who are standing now before the throne of God and the Lamb, disprove that the Great Tribulation may not be a worldwide event as you stated. Also what about all the believers who will be beheaded over in chapter 13 who refuse to worship the beast's image and who do not take his mark of 666 in the forehead or in the right hand. Wouldn't it be considered great tribulation for those being hunted down, persecuted, and beheaded for one's faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? Or do you think that's just going to happen to the elect in Israel, and no one else on the earth is going to be beheaded for not worshipping the Beast's image when Rev. 13:8 says, "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (the Beast), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" while Rev. 13:15 says "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. "In other words, do you believe that the only people on earth getting victory over the beast, and over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name who are standing on the sea of glass in heaven in Rev. 15:2 are the elect of Israel? Don't forget that the Jewish people of Israel are not the only elect people in the world because all born again Christians are as well. Colossians 3:12 tells us that "Put on therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering."