The God of the Bible, as manifested in the person and life of the Messiah Christ Jesus, was a fountain of love. Make no mistake about it, He afflicted the comfortable, but he comforted the afflicted.
The Orthodox Church, for example, rejects a preliminary return because it depends on a premillennial interpretation of prophetic scriptures, rather than an amillennial or postmillennial fashion. Some dispensationalist premillennialists including many Evangelicals hold the return of Christ to be two distinct events, or one second coming in two stages.
According to them 1 Thessalonians 4: Although both describe a coming of Jesus, these are seen to be different events.
The first event is a coming where the saved are to be 'caught up,' whence the term "rapture" is taken. The second event is described as the second coming. The majority of dispensationalists hold that the first event precedes the period of tribulationeven if not immediately see chart for additional dispensationalist timing views.
Amillennialists deny the interpretation of a literal 1,year rule of Christ, and as such amillennialism does not necessarily imply much difference between itself and other forms of millennialism besides that denial. However, there is considerable overlap in the beliefs of Amillennialists including most Roman CatholicsEastern OrthodoxAnglicansand Lutheranspostmillennialists including Presbyteriansand historic premillennialists including some Calvinistic Baptistsamong others with those who hold that the return of Christ will be a single, public event.
Those who identify the rapture with the second coming are likely to emphasize mutual similarities between passages of scripture where clouds, trumpets, angels or the archangelresurrection, and gathering are mentioned.
Although some particularly some amillennialists may take the rapture to be figurative, rather than literal, these three groups are likely to maintain that the passages regarding the return of Christ describe a single event. Some proponents believe the doctrine of amillennialism originated with Alexandrian scholars such as Clement and Origen  and later became Catholic dogma through Augustine.
Roman Catholic commentators, such as Walter Drumidentify the destination of the 1 Thessalonians 4: Wrightidentify the destination as a specific place on Earth. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Comparison of Christian millennial interpretations, including premillennialist, postmillennialist, and amillennialist viewpoints Comparison of differing viewpoints amongst premillennialists about timing of tribulation.
In the amillennial and postmillennial views there are no distinctions in the timing of the rapture. These views regard the rapture, as it is described in 1 Thessalonians 4: In the premillennial view, the rapture would be before a literal millennium.
Within the premillennialism the pre-tribulation position is the predominant view that distinguishes between the rapture and second coming as two different events.
There are also other positions within premillennialism that differ with regard to the timing of the rapture. He also taught that a gathering-of-the-elect event similar to what is now called the rapture would happen 45 days before the end of a 3.Dec 13, · New Evidence of a Pre-Tribulation Coming of Christ | Episode - Duration: Les Feldick Why We Stand On a Pre Trib Rapture #1 - Duration: aaronmeyer76 , views.
Defending The Pre-trib Rapture Published on: July 19, December 4, by [email protected] Category: Pretribulation Rapture, Todd Strandberg After reading countless messages and articles that attack the pre-trib rapture, I’ve noticed a certain number of arguments that are repeatedly sent to me.
Reasons for a Gap between the Rapture and the Great Tribulation Scripture teaches that the Rapture is imminent – it could happen at any time.1 Many Bible teachers, however, assume that the. Easily understood teaching revealing God's endtime agenda for the rapture of the church; End Time Agenda Chart, judgment of the House of God, salvation of Israel, great tribulation agenda, mark of.
Proponents of the Pre-Wrath Rapture view believe the Rapture will occur about three-quarters of the way through the Tribulation, about five years or shortly thereafter, with up to four comings of Christ.
While it is hard to settle on the three major reasons for my belief in the pre-trib rapture, I think one of the greatest supports of the pre-trib view is the preponderance of evidence when everything is considered.