The Rapture – Part 2 SA 20

The Church and the Tribulation

There is much confusion today over the question of the timing of the Rapture. Is it before the Great Tribulation, or after it and therefore at the same time as the Second Coming? By examining Old Testament teaching to Israel about Messiah establishing His Kingdom on earth and His personal reign from Jerusalem, and then contrasting this with Jesus’ own teaching in the New Testament, Beresford clearly demonstrates the truth of this controversial aspect of the Bible’s teaching. The belief that the Rapture occurs at the Second Coming entails that the Church will go through the Great Tribulation, but a correct understanding of Scripture shows such a notion to be mistaken. There is no need to be frightened by the teaching going around in some places today that we must prepare for the reign of the Antichrist. Indeed, we won’t even be on the earth at that time!

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