When will the Rapture happen, Pre, Mid, or Post Tribulation Periods.
I am not going to go into much detail about this controversial subject. There is plenty of material out there. So I won't be making a scripture salad from the cafeteria smorgasboard of interpretations of scripture to prove which view is correct. There can only be 1 truth.
Top 3 scriptures !!! proving a post tribulation rapture at 1 second comings.
1. Mathew 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
He is not coming back twice ie to first to rapture his church, then come back after 7 years of hell on earth for the formal 2nd coming. There is only 1 2nd coming where Jesus comes in power and great glory. This is when we will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. The actual "being caught up" or the rapture.
2. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached to the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
No way has that happed yet, although much of the earth has been witnessed to, but we still have a lot of the Lords work to do. Tribulation is inescapable during the last days but he will get us through it, not take us away from it. Did Joseph get saves from trouble or got through it? Paul said, it is threw much tribulation we will enter kingdom.
I want to be around during the tribulation to help bring people to Jesus, not be a vip christian that will escape while all other peoples are suffering. Imagine if God raptured up noah to save him from the flood while everybody else was drowned, kiss all the animals goodbye. No we must be prepared for tribulation and trust in what the Lord can do like he did getting his people through passover, where he kept the jews from total destruction.
3. Thessalonians 4:13 - 18 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
This is where the term "rapture" originates from. Many Christians believe that when Jesus Christ returns to this earth, He will approach secretly to snatch away all believers and all children in a rapture. The theory is that they will be taken to heaven where they will be protected during the Great Tribulation. Though the Bible does clearly teach that there will be a Great Tribulation and that Jesus Christ will return, it does not teach there will be a secret rapture.
The rapture theory.
This teaching is often referred to as the “rapture theory.” It is a theory because it has no definitive proof. Neither Jesus nor the apostles taught that such an event will occur and, in fact, it only has scripture salad of scriptural support. Although there is some disagreement as to its exact origin, the doctrine was unheard of until the early 19th century and became widespread when it was incorporated into the footnotes of the Scofield Reference Bible. It is best to let scripture prove scripture not footnotes.