The Rapture of the Church
  Post-tribulation Rapture Forum
                    To promote the truth of the Post-tribulation Rapture belief.
    One of the most controversial subjects in the Christian community
is the timing of the Rapture of the Church. 
The articles below are offered to show the Biblical and historical truth
of the Post-tribulation Rapture belief. 
"About the time of the end,
a body of men will be raised up
who will turn their attention to the Prophecies,
and insist upon their literal interpretation,
in the midst of much clamor and opposition."
Sir Isaac Newton 
Biblical Evidence
"Pre- Mid- Post-tribulation Rapture of the Church"
by Tim Butler (Tracy City, Tennessee, USA)
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A look at the Biblical basis for the three major beliefs about the Rapture.

"The Rapture of the Church"
by James C. Taylor (Woodstock, Georgia, USA)
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A brief look at the issue of the timing of the Rapture.

"The Post-tribulation Rapture"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
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A discussion of the Biblical basis for a Post-tribulation Rapture,
including the issues of Rapture/Resurrection, the "First Resurrection,"
the Last Day, the parable of the ten virgins, and more.

  "The Church, Tribulation and Rapture"
by Rhett Totten (Northeast Kansas, USA)
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A discussion of the timing of the Rapture of the Church,
Early Church beliefs, "The Day of the Lord,"
"The Last Trumpet" and more.

"Part 1: Scriptural Post-Tribulation Beliefs"
by Suzanna (Christchurch, New Zealand)
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Discusses scriptural prophecy and world events
as well as the Resurrection on the Last Day.
The signs of the "End of the Age," the "Abomination of
Desolation" and the Tribulation are also discussed
in light of the scriptures.

"Part 2: "Israel" Vindicates a Post-trib Return of Jesus"
by Suzanna (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Discusses the place of national Israel in prophecy.
Emphasizes there will be no separation of
believers, Jew and Gentile, by a secret rapture;
but that all will be on earth to the end:
either in safety or as martyrs for their faith.

"The Church in Tribulation - Why?"
by Dene McGriff (Sacramento, California, USA)
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Answers the question of why the Church remains through the Tribulation.
Discusses the Jews and Christians,
the Letters to the Seven Churches and the Two Witnesses.

"The Return, the Resurrection, and the Rapture"
by Steve Swires (Arizona, USA)
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Discusses the "coming of the Lord" as in "the days of Noah,"
being "in the clouds" with "power and glory."
which places it after the Tribulation.  Also shows that
the Resurrection/Rapture will be at the "coming of the Lord"
when he returns with his saints and angels.

"The Tribulation Saints: Who Are They Anyway?"
by Joe Miller (Greenville, North Carolina, USA)
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Discusses who the Tribulation Saints are;
and argues that a Pre-tribulation Rapture cannot
fulfill God's plan.
[*See Joe's challenge on "The Forum" page of this website.]

"Noah and Lot"
by Russell Saxelby (Humptydoo, Australia)
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Discusses the stories of Noah and Lot
and shows that they support the truth
of a Post-tribulation rapture of the church.


Blood Covenant
"Blood Covenant Christianity"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
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The church has made a Blood Covenant with the Lord. 
A covenant is a two-way street.  God has done his part;
now we must do ours by being ready and prepared to be the "suffering church."

"The Blood Covenant"
by Jim Sayles (Cedar Park, Texas, USA)
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God's covenant is traced from the creation to Christ's return to show that the church
- "all Israel" - will be present on earth until the last day.


Charts
"The Redemptive Blood Covenant Chart"
by Jim Sayles (Cedar Park, Texas, USA)

"The Tribulation Chart"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
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"Comparison of Rapture-Resurrection Passages Chart"
by Jim Sayles (Cedar Park, Texas, USA)
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"Ten End Time Charts"
by Doug Krieger (Sacramanto, California, USA)
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"2555 Days"
"The 2300 Day Vision of Daniel 8"
by Guy Smith (North Miami Beach, Florida (USA)
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Corrie ten Boom
"Corrie ten Boom on The Rapture of the Church"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
A "word to the wise" from Corrie ten Boom.


Debate/Discussion
"The Book of Enoch"
An e-mail exchange between S. Douglas Woodward, a Pre-trib Rapture
advocate and Douglas W. Krieger, a Post-trib Rapture advocate
using the Book of Enoch as a "jumping-off" point to discuss
the issue of the Rapture of the Church and other End Time events.

"False Teachers"
by Doug Krieger (Sacramento, California, USA)
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A discussion with Jack Hook, a proponent of the Pre-trib Rapture belief. 
They discuss the 70th week of Daniel, the Harvest, the Rapture -
as well as other related topics. 
The article begins and ends with the words of Corrie ten Boom.

"A Response to Grant Jeffrey"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
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A point-to-point response to statements made by Grant Jeffrey,
a well-known Pre-trib writer.

"The First Resurrection and the Tribulation Martyrs"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
An e-mail discussion of the above subjects
as they relate to the Rapture of the Church.


Deception
"How Christians Will Be Deceived"
by Dene McGriff (Sacramento, California, USA)
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Modern Christianity is set up to be deceived. 
The Rapture issue, America in prophecy, and the Antichrist
are discussed in this wide-ranging article.


Early Church Beliefs
"Warning From Voices of the Past"
by Jim Sayles (Cedar Park, Texas, USA)
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Statements made by Church leaders from 100 A.D. through the 1800s.


Escapism
"A Runaway Bride: The Western Church"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
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The Pre-trib Rapture doctrine has the Church deserting. 
She "skips out" seven years early to escape the end time witness. 
Is this the true church; or do we look for another?

"Cut and Run Christianity"
by Dene McGriff (Sacramento, California, USA)
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Do you want to be a "cut and run" Christian;
or one who will pay any price to be a testimony for our Lord Jesus Christ?

"Left Behind and the Spirit of Desertion"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
The ship wreck of Apostle Paul is used to point out the Spirit of Desertion
in the Pre-trib church today.

"Will the Rapture Save Us?"
by James C. Taylor (Woodstock, Georgia, USA)
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Questions the mis-placed faith that some people
put on the Rapture of the Church.

"We're Outa Here"
by Daniel Cox (Winborne, Dorset, England)
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Describes an experience of his in Africa;
and relates it to the "escapism" of the Pre-trib belief -
which will not fare well in the time of the Mark of the Beast.


Rapture/Resurrection
"Rapture and Resurrection"
by Daniel Cox (Winborne, Dorset, England)
Discusses these terms and links them together as an event that takes place
on the "last day:" at the sound of the "last trump."


Miscellaneous Articles
"The 144,000 Sealed"
by Tim Butler (Tracy City, Tennesee, USA)
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Approaches the subject of the Rapture of the Church through a discussion of the 144,000 sealed ones of the Book of Revelation.

"The Restrainer of II Thessalonians 2"
by Gavin Finley, MD (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
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Who, or what, is the Restrainer that is holding back the Antichrist
from fulfilling his evil purpose on earth?

"Not Appointed to Wrath"
by James C. Taylor (Woodstock, Georgia, USA)
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Discusses the passage by Paul the Apostle that many people use to
justify their belief in a Pre-tribulation Rapture.

"Rapture Revolution"
by John Benjamin
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States that we should "quit using" the word "Rapture"
for our "gathering unto Christ."  Speaks also of the
difference between "tribulation" and "wrath."

"One Day Before and After the Rapture"
by Arthur L. Watkins
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Speaks of the Pre-tribulation Rapture belief
and what they would have to believe "One Day Before"
and "One Day After" the Rapture.
Also discusses the history of the Pre-tribulation Rapture belief.

"Blessed Hope"
by Doug Krieger (Sacramento, California, USA)
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He begins with the end of Jesus' ministry, discusses the Lord's description
of "the end of the age and his coming;"
and concludes with that coming: "The Blessed Hope."

"The Tribulation Parables"
by Jim Sayles (Cedar Park, Texas, USA)
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Says the parables of the fig tree, the faithful and wicked servants,
the ten virgins and the talents can be thought of
as "prophetic parables."

"The Tribulation and the Wrath of God"
by Anthony Ben (Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria)
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Discusses the difference between the Tribulation
and the Wrath of God.

"Why Most Christians Believe in a Post-tribulation Rapture"
by Chris W. Steinle (Vero Beach, Florida, USA)
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Discusses the concept of "Futurism" and its connection to the
origin of the Pre-trib Rapture belief and teaching.
States that there will definitely be a Rapture of the Church;
and answers a number of questions related to that issue including
"Will Jesus Come Like a Thief," "Will Christians Experience God's Wrath,"
"Will All Israel be Saved," and concludes with the question
"What's Wrong With Expecting a Pre-tribulation Rapture".








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