My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: Hosea 4:6
13 Biblical Facts
Pre-tribulation Rapture is False
The Counterfeit Rapture
"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep." "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'" "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'" "'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'" "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut." "Later the others also came. 'Lord, Lord,' they said, 'open the door for us!' "But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I don't know you.' "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. Mathew 25:1-13
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Mathew 7:21-23
"Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. Luke 13:23-28
"Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen." Mathew 22:8-14
"All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;" Isaiah 64:6
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" Colossians 2:8
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:" John 16:13
"But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." 1 John 2:27
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Mathew 24:27-30
"And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Revelation 6:13-17
NINE: NO SECOND CHANCE SALVATION
Pretribulationists claim that there will be a second chance for salvation for those who do not except Christ prior to the rapture.
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night" 1 Thessalonians 5:2;
"Behold, I come as a thief." Revelation 16:15
"And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth." Luke 21:34-35
When Jesus comes it will be unexpected by everyone on earth. The thief comes and takes what he wants and leaves and does not return for more. Likewise, when Christ comes he will only come once for the Church, for his Bride, and leave not to return for more. The next time Jesus comes back it will be to destroy the kingdoms of the Antichrist and Satan.
The parables of the ten virgins, the wedding feast and other deceived individuals are depictions of the day the Church is raptured when those not taken to be with the Lord see Christ's true sheep and true bride lifted up to be with the Lord Jesus and they are left behind. They plead to be let in, even providing rationales and justifications as to why they should be, but the door will be forever shut.
Contrasting these events with the Great White Throne Judgment confirms that the two are distinctly different. At the Great White Throne Judgment there is no knocking to get into the Kingdom of God, there is no pleading ones case that he or she deserves to get into the Kingdom of God or the providing of an excuse as to why he or she did not believe. At the Great White Throne Judgment every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. At the Great White Throne Judgment the books will be opened and everyone will be judged according what they have done.
"They refused to love the truth and in order to be saved." 2 Thessalonians 2:10
"And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee," Luke 19:22
"For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." Mathew 12:37
Nor are these events associated with Christ coming with his saints to destroy the works of devil and establish His Kingdom. Therefore they are illustrations of the rapture of the church and those doomed to the wrath of God.
The picture painted by these parables is the finality of the state of those taken to be with the Lord and those not. The Pre-trib message that millions of people will come to know the Lord after the rapture of the Church is a Great Deception that will no doubt result in the destruction of millions of souls. With that said there are many sincere true believers in Jesus Christ who accept and promote the Pre-trib theory believing it to be true when in fact it is false. This is because they have relied upon other men to teach them the Word of God rather than the Holy Spirit enlightening them to the truths found in God's Word. Ultimately it comes down to be lazy desiring the quick explanation that fits a preexisting world and biblical view that has been handed down by the tradition of men rather than the Word of God.
Mathew 24:27-30 and Revelation 6:13-17 are two descriptions of Christ coming for his Church and the whole world seeing the event. Contrary to the Pretribulationists, the rapture is not a secret event. The entire world will see Jesus on the clouds and His angels harvesting the saints. Right after Jesus Christ comes for His Church the world is subject to His wrath. Jesus isn't going to “LEAVE BEHIND” any of his sheep upon the world that will be subject to the Wrath of God. Seeing the rapture of the Church there will be many people who thought they knew Jesus, but they didn't, because Jesus did not known them. They will plead with the Lord to let them
in the safety of the arc of the rapture but there are no second chances.
"And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:40 & 6:54
"Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day." John 11:24
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:1-2
"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Mathew 24:21-22 & 29-31
Daniel 12 shows a time of trouble that has never been upon the world and then after the times of trouble the resurrection of the dead which for the Christians precedes the rapture. After the rapture God's wrath is poured out. This is repeated in Mathew 24.
The day that the Church is raptured is the day the wrath begins. And it happens at the one harvest day.
"Let both, the tares and the wheat, 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." Mathew 13:30
"And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." Revelation 14:15-20
"Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." Luke 17:28-30
The example of Lot leaving Sodom is an explicit example given to us by Jesus describing His return for His raptured Church. When Lot and his family were raptured out of Sodom there were no second chances to those people left behind. On the same day Lot is raptured, God's wrath came to ALL those left behind. There were no second chances to escape.
"But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Mathew 24:37-39
"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Mathew 24:40-42
Once again in Noah Jesus provides a real world example of how it will be when He comes for His Church. Noah enters the arc and the door is shut and the rains, God's wrath, comes. God does not provide salvation to anyone outside of the arc. Those left outside, left behind, are never saved through some second chance. And Jesus says that will be how it is when He comes. The idea that there will be people “Left Behind” who come to a saving knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ is completely contrary to His truth and there would no reason to warn people to be ready for Jesus' coming.
The tribulation saints are a part of the body of Christ and therefore are a part of the Bride of Christ. There is no logic to Christ rapturing His bride while leaving some of his Bride behind. He doesn't take only a portion of the Bride. It must be the whole bride or none at all.
The wrath of God occurs immediately after the rapture. There is no intervening period of tribulation before the wrath comes.