Visual Representation

This chart shows the 3 main views of the rapture. The pre-trib view teaches that the rapture will occur prior to the tribulation period. The mid-trib view teaches it will occur 3.5 years into the 7 year tribulation period. The post-trib view teaches that the rapture and second coming of Jesus happen simultaneously.

While I believe Scripture overwhelmingly supports the pre-tribulation view, I know other godly believers who hold other views. Believers should stand in unity whenever possible. In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity (or love). Or, as pastor and Bible prophecy expert J.D. Farag says, when disagreements arise on secondary issues, believers should “agree to disagree agreeably.” The world is understandably turned off when it sees Christians attacking each other. Friendly-fire should never be intentional.

In my upcoming book The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End-Times I detail the history of each view along with any strengths and weaknesses of each view. I even take a deep-dive into the pre-trib view, showing 5 key Biblical reasons I believe it is the correct view. I do so, not for intellectual purposes, but because ideas have consequences and SO MUCH hinges on one’s view of this primary aspect of end-time events. Understanding the three views is critically important in your study of Bible prophecy.

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