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Pre-Trib Rapture?

A national preacher was heard on the radio in 2009 saying that because the Bible says that Lot had to be taken out of Sodom before God could destroy the city, and that because Rahab had to be taken out of Jericho before the walls could fall down and the city destroyed, and that because the Jews had to be taken out of Egypt before God brought His judgment on that city, it all proves that God’s church will also be taken away from this world before He brings tribulation on it. 
His point was that God would rapture His people away from Earth before the tribulation.  This preacher said that there was nothing more plainly taught in the Bible than the Pre-Trib Rapture, but is this REALLY what the Bible plainly teaches?
What really happened to Rahab, and to the Jews?  Were they physically taken out of harms way like Lot was, or were they protected through the whole ordeal?
  1. Rahab was NOT removed from the city until after the walls of Jericho came down, but was saved while still in Jericho.  (Joshua 2:8-221; 6:22-25)
  2. The Jews were NOT removed from Egypt until after the plagues fell, but were saved while still in Egypt.  (Exodus 12)
  3. The story of Lot shows us that when God is ready to totally destroy this earth then He will remove His people.  (Genesis 19)

The coming tribulation is not the end of the world, nor is the tribulation happening at the same time as when the earth will be totally destroyed by fire.  According to the Bible these events are 1,000 years apart.  (See Revelation 20 & Jeremiah 4:23-28)

Jesus illustrated the end of the world in His parable of the Wheat and Tares found in Matthew 13:24-43.
 24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
 26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
 27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
He tells us very plainly what this parable means and how He will deal with the evil that His enemy has created:
 36Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
 37He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
 38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
 39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Jesus does not want us to be misled.  In fact, He finished by saying, “Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”  Are you “hearing” what Jesus is saying, or only what some preacher is saying?


The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is not Biblical!  

Updated: Nov 1, 2016