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

The Great Tribulation, mentioned by Jesus in the Olivet discourse (Matthew 24:21) and also referenced in Revelation 7:14, is typically understood to be a time of suffering associated with the Second Coming of Christ.

Those with futurist understandings Christian eschatology see it as a future short period of extreme affliction. Some hold that Christians will go through this period, while others argue that Christians will be "raptured" before or during this period.

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