Bruce Warner (18
"TRIBULATION OF THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE"
There has been and there
will be 'tribulation' in the past, present and future for all of us on
earth. Scripture tells us to "glory in tribulation" and let it help us
to "persevere in the faith". It is nothing to fear, but rather it is
something for us to manage in our christian lives. Scripture does not
promise to save us from tribulation.
On the other hand, the 'wrath of God' is something to fear; but we Christians are promised to be saved from it in Scripture.
I do not believe that the terminology of pre-tribulation,
mid-tribulation, or post-tribulation rapture is Scripturally valid. The
only Scripturally valid position concerning the rapture of the Church
that I can determine is the PRE-WRATH OF GOD rapture.
tells us that we Christians are "not appointed to suffer wrath", but it
does not say that we are not appointed to suffer tribulation.
propose that we quit using the Scripturally invalid terms described
above and begin to use the 'language of the Scriptures' which speaks to
us about the 'wrath of God' that is about to come. Let's begin to
'watch' for the coming 'Rapture of the Church' in relation to the
coming 'wrath of God' according to the Scriptures.
come Lord Jesus!