Lewis Brackett (8 Oct 2011)
"Jim said: 3 raptures coming ???"

 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....
 
Lewis Brackett