The devil is deceiving so many Christians through different means today, some with big heresies but he deceives many Christians with little heresies. Ones of the little unnoticeable errors that cause serious damage and deception is that doctrine/teaching that there will first be Great Tribulation before the Rapture.
I am seriously surprised to see many Christians who believe this obvious heresy for their damnation. They quote Bible to back themselves, they interpret verses of the Bible to sooth their belief but it still remains error, no matter how they interpret it.
Now, I’m not here to quote Bible to argue about this, but just to point out the heresy and warn if you are among those who believe such heresy to reject it and accept the true word of God.
To start with, what is Great Tribulation? It is a time of terror and torment which has never happen before, all the tribulations from the beginning of the world are small letter “g” great tribulation, but the one coming is capital letter “G” Great Tribulation.
Now, let me point out some errors and heresies in the teaching of Great Tribulation before Rapture:
1, It teaches that children of God will go through the greatest terror and torment on earth before Jesus will come to take them at rapture. How possible is that? God has never treated or allowed His children to pass through torments and terrors with unbelievers before He would save them. Example is Noah; God rescued him and his family before the flood. Genesis 7:1-16. Another example is Lot; God first took him and his family before the great terror of rain of fire and brimstones on Sodom and Gomorrah. You know what the angel told Lot, he said, Hurry, escape there. For I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Genesis 19:22. It means God will first take away His children from the sinful world before there will be such untold Great Tribulation.
Now, why will God punish His children with the disobedient world in such a Great Tribulation? Those who will go through Great tribulation are the Christians who carelessly miss rapture and all unbelievers in the world. GOD WILL NEVER SUFFER HIS LOVING CHILDREN IN GREAT TRIBULATION. Children of God can pass through great tribulations but not Great tribulation of untold terrors and torments.
All what Christians are passing through today are small letter great tribulations.
2, Christians who believe the erroneous teaching of Great tribulation before rapture are not prepared for imminent rapture at this moment. This is a serious heresy. While every serious minded Christian is waiting and watching for the rapture of the saints, those sets of Christians are only waiting for Great tribulation, they will not feel the emergency of the rapture since they believe Great tribulation will first occur, and there is nothing like Great tribulation now; so the devil is deceiving them not to be at alert for the rapture, but feel relaxed, “There can never be rapture now, because there will first be Great tribulation” What a deception!
All the tribulations which exist in the world now are usual, but the Great tribulation will be terribly unusual, so there is no Great tribulation yet, and so those who believe Great tribulation will happens first do not believe rapture can take place at any moment now, they can feel relaxed. This is a serious deception of Satan on so many Christians.
Jesus Christ warns us to remember Lot’s wife, that rapture will happen like the days of Noah, that it can happen any moment, but ask those who believe in Great tribulation before rapture, they don’t believe rapture can happen any moment from now, they don’t believe the word of Jesus Christ, they are not waiting like the five wise virgins, they are not waiting for the return of the Master any moment, they are only waiting for Great tribulation now, what a congregations of the foolish virgins!
3, Christians who believe the erroneous teaching of Great tribulation before rapture misunderstand Rapture with Second coming of Jesus. When a man knows so little and interprets so many, he cannot escape heresy. The problem of those Christians who claim Great tribulation will happen before the rapture is because they do not understand the difference between Rapture and Second coming of Jesus.
Here is the difference:
Rapture will happen at the time of peace and prosperity, in fact false prophets will be preaching more peace and prosperity, and suddenly rapture will take place. “For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
The purpose of the rapture is for Jesus to send His angels to take His children from the world before Great tribulation.
Second Coming of Jesus will happen during Great tribulation. After the rapture, then there will be Great Tribulation, and thereafter the second coming of Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Second coming of Jesus Christ is to judge the sinful world and to rescue left-behind Christians who refuse to take evil mark.
Matthew 24:29, 30 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Christ will return the same way He went to heaven Acts 1:11, “who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” He is coming as a Lion, not as a Lamb, to execute fierce judgments on all who have accepted the 666 mark, on the Anti-Christ and on Satan. Christ will reign on earth for 1000 years with is saints while Satan is bound.
So if you believe the error of Great tribulation before rapture, you need to repent and reject the error and be prepared to make the rapture and meet the Lord as the Lamb, and escape Great tribulation.
I pray we are not going to be part of the Great tribulation after we have parted away from our sins and old life in Jesus name.
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