Pre Tribulation Rapture of God's Church (Assembly)
Pre tribulation rapture, was taught by Apostles, early Christians, early reformers and all those who hold on to God's eternal word - Holy Bible. So many false teachers arising to teach against the Biblical pre trib rapture is a sign that we are in last days before coming of Lord Jesus Christ. We see in Matthew 24:11-14 that And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.- In these Bible verses we are instructed to endure all these false teachings and lack of God's love that shall come in end times , so that we will be saved in the pre-tribulation rapture. Pre trib rapture is clearly taught by Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:32-51 & 25:1-30. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and 7 clearly says the Holy Spirit and all those who have the Holy Spirit - which is the God's Church, will be taken and then only man of sin(Antichrist/Beast) will be revealed and the great wrath and delusion period of 7 years will occur (the great tribulation period ). Revelation 3:10 says - Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Notice the word similarity of Revelation 3:10 and Matthew 24:13 regarding the word - Patience/Endurance. That is those who endure all these false teaching and lack of love and hold on to truth of God' Eternal Holy Word Holy Bible will be saved by Pre Trib Rapture, and the event that comes after that is great delusion(testing) of 3.5 years and then God's wrath period for next 3.5 years, which will occur when Antichrist breaks the covenant with Israel and stop the daily sacrifices at Jerusalem Temple and enter the Temple and claim that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4, Daniel 9:27). At the end of that 7 years (3.5 years of delusion and 3.5 years of wrath) of great tribulation-Lord Jesus Christ will come with 10,000 of his saints defeat and destroy Antichrist/Beast and his forces, cast the Beast and False prophet into eternal hell fire , chain Satan in Abyss for 1000 years and will set up his millenial kingdom and rule all earth with peace and prosperity for 1000 years. After that Satan will be let loose for a short while and deceive many and bring them to war again against God's People -2nd Gog Magog War ( 1st Gog magog War mentioned in Ezekiel 38,39 chapters will occur just before the Pre trib rapture.). After that final judgement and then Eternity of New Heavens , New Earth and New Jerusalem shall begin anew forever. ( Revelation 19:11-22:21, Zechariah 14:1-21,Ezekiel 40:1-48:35, Isaiah 11:1-10, Jude 1:14-16, Matthew 24:30,31, Psalms 38:3,4). What precisely does Paul mean when he says that” the falling away" In 2 Thessalonians 2:3 must come before the tribulation? The definite article “the" denotes that this will be a definite event, an event distinct from the appearance of the Man of Sin. The Greek word for “falling away”, taken by itself, does not mean religious apostasy or defection. Neither does the word mean “to fall," as the Greeks have another word for that. [pipto, I fall; TDI] The best translation of the word is “to depart." The apostle Paul refers here to a definite event which he calls “the departure," and which will occur just before the start of the tribulation. This is the rapture of the church.” What about the history of the translation of this very important word concerning the apostasia or, if you will the departure? Read the work by H. Wayne House, " Apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3: Apostasy or Rapture?" in Thomas Ice and Timothy Demy, eds., When the Trumpet Sounds: Today' s Foremost Authorities Speak Out on End-Time Controversies (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1995), p. 270. I quote, “The first seven English translations of apostasia all rendered the noun as either “departure" or” departing." They are as follows: Wycliffe Bible (1384); Tyndale Bible (1526); Coverdale Bible (1535); Cranmer Bible (1539); Breeches Bible (1576); Beza Bible (1583); Geneva Bible (1608):” What do all these historical writings show us? It supports the fact that the apostasia really means what it was intended to mean a departure.
In fact, Jerome’s Latin translation known as the Vulgate from around the time of a.d. 400 renders apostasia with the "word discessio, meaning ' departure.' “You can read this fact at: House, “Apostesia”, p. 270. All of this information leads to an important question. Why was the King James Version the first to depart from the established translation of “departure”? There was a man by the name of Theodore Beza, who was a Swiss reformer. Beza was the first man to transliterate apostasia into a new word which he replaced apostasia with “falling away”. The translators of the King James Version were the first to introduce Beza rendering of apostasia as “falling away." There is no good reason ever given for the change. Since the translation of the King James version of the Bible most English translators have followed the KJV and Beza in departing from translating apostasia as “departure." There is no question the correct rendering of apostasia is departure not falling away. Look up Davey, "Apostesia”, p. 47. where you will learn the importance of the Apostle Paul using a definite article with the noun apostasia. What does this mean? Here is a quote from Davey’s work. “Since the Greek language does not need an article to make the noun definite, it becomes clear that with the usage of the article reference is being made to something in particular. In II Thessalonians 2:3 the word apostasia is prefaced by the definite article which means that Paul is pointing to a particular type of departure clearly known to the Thessalonian church.” What event? The rapture!
The event of Pre Tribulation rapture is clearly depicted in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17- For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. May God bless all to see the reality and truth and have eternal life in Lord Jesus Christ.