I do not believe that the "elect" spoken of
in Jesus' Olivet Discourse is the Church. In the
following study I show the parallel scriptures that tells us
the "elect" is Israel:
Amy Van Gerpen
Bruce Warner (16
""CAUGHT UP TOGETHER", "OUR
GATHERING TOGETHER" and "GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT"
ALL REFER TO THE RAPTURE...."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.
and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are
alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP TOGETHER...."
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
"Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ and OUR GATHERING TOGETHER to Him......"
"And He will send His angels with a great sound of a
trumpet, and they will GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT......."
"And then He will send His angels, and GATHER TOGETHER HIS
I believe that we ALL can agree that the four previous
scriptures are ALL describing the 'same event' which is the
rapture of the Church. Now I want to direct your attention
to the Scriptures that tell us WHEN 'that event', ie. the
rapture, actually occurs:
"Immediately AFTER THE TRIBULATION of those days......At
that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the
sky....they will GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT..."
"But in those days, FOLLOWING THAT TRIBULATION......At that
time men will see the Son of man coming in the
clouds........and GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT..."
Where, in Scripture, can a 'pre-tribulation' rapture
be justified to refute these aforementioned Scriptures that
state the rapture happens AFTER or FOLLOWING "the
tribulation of those days" which is referring to the
"shortened" tribulation "cut short" by the rapture ?
Come Lord Jesus!