Jim said: 3 raptures
coming: one pretrib, one mid trib, and one post trib.
I will agree with the pre-trib rapture of
the Church and the post trib rapture of the unsaved lost to
hellfire in Matthew 24:39/41...
However the mid trib theory
presupposes that the not quite spiritual people need to be
roasted or bbq'd awhile until they are pure enough or
righteous enough to enter heaven....
the problem with this is imho a
misunderstanding of the process of salvation....... our
works don't play any role in our salvation. not one of us
are good enough to merit salvation.....
so a person either is saved-or not..... is
going to hell --or not.....No amount of tribulation bib-ing
will make a person pure enough to be saved....