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I have a question for you concerning the rapture. I have been thinking about this a long time and I was wondering what you thought of this. With all that is happening in the world today we all know the end of the world is at hand. My question it this: Suppose some catastrophic event shakes up the earth, which causes a huge tribulation upon mankind before the church can be raptured. Therefore the church of Christ, in surprise, goes through the awful period of time which the Anti-Christ appears and the world in huge turmoil. During the tribulation, with no rapture taking place, Jesus comes again, the righteous go to heaven and the wicked are destroyed till after the thousand years are finished.

What would you do if a rapture never took place? How will that effect your faith in God? What will your reaction be if there is no rapture and you had to see the tribulation take place?

I am asking myself the same questions and I am wondering what is your input on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this and have a great weekend!


Your question presupposes that Premillennial doctrine is taught in the Bible and then asks if Jesus came but did not follow the teaching assumed to be in the Bible. Or, looking at it another way, you assume that members of the church of Christ are not righteous.

Much material has been published on this website showing that Premillennial doctrine, including the ideas of a rapture, period of tribulation, and a literal thousand year reign, are not found in the Bible and are not true.

See:

Articles on Premillennialism
Sermons on Premillennialism
Questions and Answers regarding Premillennialism