I misunderstood your position, and I do apologize. I know how frustrating that can be. What prompted me to post the “28 reasons for a pre-trib rapture” was your earlier “Taking Liberties” post.
Let me repost the first sentence here:
To say that that the Lord Jesus Christ saves us, His Church, from 'TRIBULATION' is NOT consistant with what the Scriptures teach us about 'TRIBULATION'.
I seldom (if ever) use the word “TRIBULATION” in normal conversation, except in reference to the last 7 years – it’s just not the way I talk.
When I read your post, what I saw was “THE TRIBULATION” – and that you were attempting to “prove” that the Church would go thru it, by “proof texting” a few words from a few verses.
That is a sure-fired way to get me riled up.
So I offered the “28 reasons” post. I hope you read them (from your reply, I suspect that you didn’t - I understand, there was a lot there.)
They build an incredibly strong argument in favor of the pre-trib rapture. Thoughts, concepts, deductive reasoning – not weak “proof texts”.
My comment that "Scholars much more intelligent than you or I have already done the heavy lifting for us." was a confession of my humility – you are wrong to presume that I might follow anybody blindly.
I wish you the best.