Rapture of the church comes BEFORE the beginning of the Tribulation, not during or after it.

Your teaching here that God takes his believing church out of the world only after the tribulations is heresy. The rapture comes first, then the antichrist is revealed. This is so absolutely clear I fail to see how you miss that.

Reply from Watchman Bob: I'm sorry, you are confused. The rapture comes just before the wrath of Elohim ("God") is poured out on the earth at the end of the seven years, not before the "great tribulation," which is the wrath of Satan, is poured out against Israel and the Church, which begins at the midpoint of the seven years (Revelation 12:12-17; 13:5-7).

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Common English translations of Hebrew and Messianic terms used in this commentary:

Yahovah - the LORD or GOD
Yah - I Am (the short form         of Yahovah)
Elohim - God
El - God (the short form of         Elohim)
Adonai - my Lord or Master
Yahushua - Jesus
Followers of Yahushua -
     Christians
Messiah - Christ
Assembly of Followers of
     Yahushua - the Church
Yahudim - Jews
Antimessiah - Antichrist
BBM - Before the Birth of
      the Messiah (as
      opposed to BC or BCE)
ABM - After the Birth of the
      Messiah (as opposed to
      AD or CE)

For a complete explanation of Hebrew terms used, go to Important Terms and Concepts.


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