Dear Mercer & Doves:
There has been an erosion of the Biblical fact of the pre 7 year tribulation rapture due to , I think, many reasons. (I wouldn't mind if other end-time watchers delved into this matter.) Ultimately, the war after the rapture will be called the War of Armageddon and now finally the golden era has arrived. It sounds much like what the new-agers are proclaiming. The "we are now in the tribulation" crowd are aiding and abetting the grand delusion for it is a simple matter to declare the end of the Great Tribulation (the first 3 1/2 years of the supposed tribulation that began in 2008) and the beginning of the Golden Age once the Spirit Man of Peace comes riding in on his white horse. We, the watchers, along with all the other Blood Bought believers will, in all likelihood, not be present for the December 21 , 2012 celebrations.