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A period of great affliction typically associated with the Second Coming of Christ

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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

One of my close friends has recently taken to believing in a pre-trib rapture, and out of respect for her, I've tried my best to understand why she believes it. I've seen the texts which the pre-...
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For Pretrib believers, doesn't Luke 21:36 imply that Christians will go through the tribulation? If not please explain the meaning of this verse!

Luke 21:36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” Doesn't the verse mean that we should ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the activities of the antichrist in these "last days"?

The Bible warns against the activities of deceivers and false prophets who arose during the first century, and continues to warn against their activities during the "last days". Here are a ...
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How can it be said that Paul taught a pre-tribulational rapture of the Church given 2 Thessalonians chapter 2?

2 Thess 2:1-3: Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a ...
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Percentage of Christians to hold pre- or post-tribulation view of rapture

What percentage of all Christians, who believe in pre-millenial Rapture of the Church hold pre-tribulation, respectively post-tribulation view? As far as I know, majority of Christians hold pre-...
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What does the Catholic church say about its own presence or absence when the tribulation starts?

Simply the question: What, if anything, does the Catholic Church teach about its existence at the time of the tribulation?
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What characteristics does the Great Tribulation have in JW eschatology?

I had asked this question regarding LDS eschatology and thought that I ask the same one from Jehovah's Witnesses point of view. I can see however that there's this other question where the answer ...
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(Jehovah's Witnesses view) Jesus statement about Great Tribulation and the situation due to which "no flesh will be saved"

This question is about Jehovah's Witnesses understanding of Jesus words in Matthew 24:21-22: for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until ...
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What kind of characteristics does the Great Tribulation have in LDS eschatology?

There is this other question with an answer that touches on the Great Tribulation as it is viewed in LDS eschatology, but I would like to ask more specifically about the situation on earth during the ...
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Rapture according to Mid-Tribulation Theory

I am working on writing a blog post about the rapture and am curious about the different theories of the rapture. Could someone explain to me the Mid-Tribulation Rapture theory and show some ...
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What is the biblical basis for a pretribulation rapture? [duplicate]

I am looking not for deductions, or interpretations that some preacher insists upon. I need a scripture which is irrefutable. Can anyone give me one?
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What is the biblical basis for a post-tribulation rapture?

I am fairly well-versed in premillennial theology, however, I was challenged frequently while at Bible College on my point of view of a pre-tribulation rapture in favor of a post-tribulation rapture. ...
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In pre-tribulation pre-millennialism, will those who have died before the millennium return to earth?

Let's just say God raptures his church in the next few years and we are alive to experience it. We survive the 7 remaining years. Then the "Glorious Appearance" happens and God sets up his 1000 year ...
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How do those who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture explain that not everyone who remains will believe?

According to pre-tribulation eschatology, after all the Christians are raptured, why do only some of those who remain believe (during the tribulation)? It would seem that if all the Christians ...
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How would Matthew 24:36 be explained from a Post-Tribulation perspective?

Matthew 24:36 reads: But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (NIV) Wouldn't Post-Trib adherents be able to say that you could ...
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When was the first recorded account of pre-tribulation teaching?

I'm not looking for Biblical support of the doctrine, but for a post-Biblical teaching that clearly articulated a pre-tribulation rapture, as opposed to a post-tribulation or mid-tribulation rapture, ...
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What is the Calvinist Perspective on the Tribulation

What view of the tribulation do Calvinists generally tend to take? I am aware of the eschatology espoused in the Westminister Confession , but I don't see anything related to the tribulation there. ...
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