Suzi (19 Oct
"Pre-Wrath, thank you Bruce!"
I have thought that 'pre-wrath' was a much
better term to use when speaking of 'when' the Rapture will happen.
*again, insert layperson disclaimer here* I just know that 'we' have
had 'tribulations' throughout the ages. We know that history shows us
horror stories of 'tribulations' that Christians have gone through. If
we just look around the world right now, we can read headlines that fit
that bill. BUT, we are told that the 'great Tribulation' that will come
after the Rapture will make all those others seem pale by comparison.
The thing is, some people WILL accept Jesus after the Rapture, and yes,
they will have to go through that horrible time of GREAT TRIBULATION.
The blessing is, they will not experience God's Wrath...it will be the
effects of the world that will cause them such suffering by denying the
deity of the Antichrist. But their reward will be great when they
suffer for His sake. God's Wrath is poured out on the unbelievers,
those who come to Him after the Rapture will suffer, but it will not be
God's doing, but the death throes of the enemy, trying to break God's
people. For this reason, we want to reach as many people, especially
those who are lukewarm, almost there, because the reality will hit them
one twinkling of an eye too late, and their future will be full of the
greatest Tribulations the world will ever see.