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,
"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!