Will Christians Endure the Tribulation Judgements on Earth?
In this 4-Part Study Series we will endeavor to be as good Bereans. We need to see “What saith the Scripture:” (Rom. 4:3) in context if we are going to get a clear understanding of the Rapture and timing of the end-time events with Christ’s 2nd coming, lest we believe the lie and become deceived as the Thessalonians had.
Within the last thirty-five years or so a new view of the timing of the Rapture has become popular. This view, called the Pre-Wrath view, was first taught by Robert Van Kampen in the 1970's. In the early 1990s Marvin J. Rosenthal published the book “The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church” which popularized the Pre-Wrath Rapture view. Today this is accepted by many evangelicals who were once Pre-Tribulationalists. The basic difference is that the Pre-Tribulational view places the Rapture before the coming seven-year Tribulation, ‘Daniel's 70th Week’ (cf. Dan. 9:27).