Do you believe in a pre-tribulation rapture? If not, will Christ protect the saints during the tribulation?

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When you look at the examples in the Bible about how God works, you will find that God does not rapture the believers out of the tribulations but protects them through it. Here are few examples.

Did the Lord save Noah from the flood or through the flood?

Did God save the children of Israel from the Egyptian plagues or through it?

Did the Lord save Joseph from his trials or through his trials?

Were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego saved from the furnace or through it?

Did God save Daniel from the lion’s den or through it?

Christ says in Matthew 24:13, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” He that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. The Spirit was active in “Confirming the souls of the disciples,  and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22).

Revelation 18:4 says,”Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” When God’s children heed His command and come out of Babylon, they will be saved through the tribulation just as Israel in the Old Testament while they were in Egypt.

Revelation 7:14 confirms, “And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” God will be with the saints all through the tribulation and will bring them out of it pure as gold ( Ps. 91).

Paul teaches, “Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God” (2 Co.1:4); “So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure” (2 Th.1:4).

Jesus promised the believers, “these things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (Matt.16:33).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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