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THE LAST DAYS (Part II)

RAPTURE VIEWS

1. Post-tribulationism: The belief that the rapture will occur at the end of the Tribulation and at the same time that Jesus returns to judge the world.

Diagram 1

 

2. Mid-tribulationism: The belief that the rapture will occur in the middles of the
Tribulation just prior to the persecution by the Antichrist.

Diagram 2

 

3. Pre-tribulationalism:  The belief that Jesus will rapture the Church before the
Tribulation begins.

Diagram 3

4. Pre-wrath Rapture: The belief that the Rapture will occur immediately before the Day of the Lord and that the Day of Lord will occur during the Great Tribulation.

Diagram 4

Thought QuestionS:
1. List the two main strengths and two main weaknesses of each of the four views that you see:

    Post-trib:  Strengths 1)                                                          

                                  2)

                Weaknesses 1)                                                     

                                  2)

    Mid-trib:    Strengths 1)                                                       

                                  2)

                Weaknesses 1)                                                    

                                  2)

    Pre-trib:    Strengths 1)                                                       

                                  2)

                Weaknesses 1)                                                    

                                  2)

    Pre-wrath Strengths 1)          

                                  2)

                Weaknesses 1)                               

                                  2)

2. Which view do you believe is what the Bible teaches?

 

RESOURCES: Post-trib: THE BLESSED HOPE by Ladd; THE CHURCH AND THE TRIBULATION by Gundry; Pre-trib: THE RAPTURE QUESTION  by Walvoord; THINGS TO COME by Pentecost; BIOGRAPHY OF A GREAT PLANET by Ellison; THE END TIMES by Hoyt; Pre-wrath: THE RAPTURE QUESTION ANSWERED and THE SIGN by Van Kampen; THE PRE-WRATH RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH by Rosenthal