The rapture, it is a term that causes terror in some, anxieties in others others, and hope in a few.
The teaching of the Rapture is centered around Matthew Chapter 24. The Chapter that discusses the prophecy of the end of this age. A process where Jesus will return for those that have accepted him as Lord. A catching away that will cause a vacancy of truth and good so that the Antichrist can have his way with the world. Have his way and evil destroys the world and users in the Millennial time of peace before the new heaven and earth are created.
Matthew 24:22 says the time will be shortened for the elects sake, before the great time of trouble starts by the Antichrist.
So many have their beliefs in how this will take place.
It is called,
The pretrib rature is said that the rature will take place before the Antichrist comes to power. The vacancy of all good will take place before all evil starts to reign.
The Midtrib rapture is that the Antichrist will come to power and three and half years into his reign the Lord returns and pulls the elect out of the World just in time. Just before things go crazy. Just before a time that all Christians will be locked up and killed. Similar to the great holocaust of the Jews
The Postrib rapture is said to take place after the tribulation period has started. The elect go though the 3 1/2 years before the reign of the Antichrist and the 3 1/2 into his Reign. Jesus returns just before the battle of armageddon takes place. Stops the war, locks Satan up for 1000 years in the dungeon, and captures the elect all at the same time.
Let me say this that no man knows the day nor the hour, 24:36.
One shall be taken in the field and shall be left. Matthew 24:40
I am not pretrib, midtrib, nor postrib.
I do believe the Rapture will take place and I do Believe the Antichrist will have his Reign before the Lord users in 1000 years of peace. I believe the Rapture takes place when a person dies. The sprit goes to be with the Lord when a Christian dies. The old man has been crucified on the cross with Jesus. Roman 6: 5-7
This will cause many to reject the notion that there is no pretrib Rapture. But the bible also says we should observe everyday as it is the same. We should always praise the Lord in good times and in bad.
I think to teach that there will be a pretrib Rapture of the church before the reign of the Antichrist is dangerous. You could actually say the tribulation has arrived for the Christians in the Middle East today. They are being rounded up and killed if they do not renounce Jesus. If the Rapture does not arrive before the Reign of the Antichrist takes place there will be a great falling away of the Church.
God Bless you all. John 3: 16-17Matthew Chapter 24 New King James Version Romans Chapter 6 Verses 5-7