Bruce Warner (16
"THE 'WRATH OF GOD' IS AN 'ACT OF GOD'...IT IS NOT TRIBULATION"
The 'wrath of God' is an
'act of God', whereas 'tribulation' is a 'period of time' during which
there are troubles ie. tribulation is 'a time of trouble'. They are two
distinct and different things. Tribulation is always with us on the
earth, but the WRATH OF GOD is a one-time occurrence on the earth.
refers to a particular 'period of time' which is a 'time of trouble'
"such as has not been since the beginning of the world until 'this
time', no, nor ever shall be." This Scripture tells us that this
particular 'time of trouble' is like no other so as not to be confused
with any other 'time of trouble'. What makes this one particular 'time
of trouble' different than all others before or after it?
because this one particular 'time of trouble', ie. tribulation, is the
ONE DURING WHICH THE WRATH OF GOD IS POURED OUT UPON THE EARTH. So,
Scripture describes this one, particular, single, 'time of trouble' as
"GREAT TRIBULATION" because it is the ONLY ONE TIME that the WRATH OF
GOD is upon the earth.
Matthew 24:15 & 21
you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet,
standing in the holy place.......FOR THEN there will be GREAT
TRIBULATION, such as has not been since the beginning of the world
until this time, no, nor ever shall be."
So you see, the Church
is NOT saved from 'tribulation', but rather the Church IS SAVED from
the WRATH OF GOD during the ONE AND ONLY 'time of trouble' called
"great tribulation" which occurs when? After the "abomination of
desolation" stands in the holy place: "FOR THEN THERE WILL BE GREAT
Come Lord Jesus, and save us from the wrath of God!