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Assumption of Faith: The Bible is God’s Word and is therefore true.


For anyone who does not believe that the Bible is truly God’s Word, the following argument is meaningless.


No Righteous State of Israel has existed since the Babylonian conquest of Israel

Shown through study of world history

There will be a righteous state of Israel on earth

(Daniel 9:24, Isaiah 2:1-5, Isaiah 4:2-6, Isaiah 11:1-16, Isaiah 14:1-2, Isaiah 25:6-8, Isaiah 49:8-26, Isaiah 51:1-16, Isaiah 52:1-12,Isaiah 54:1-17, Isaiah 60:1-22, Isaiah 62:1-12, Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 66:7-24, Jeremiah 31:7-40, Ezekiel 37:1-28, Ezekiel 39:25-29, Ezekiel 40:1 – 48:35, Hosea 2:14-23, Joel 3:17-21, Amos 9:11-15, Obadiah 19-21, Micah 2:12-13, Micah 4:1-8, Micah 7:11-20, Zephaniah 3:9-20, Zechariah 8:19-23, Zechariah 9:16-17, Zechariah 10:6-12, Zechariah 13:1-2, Zechariah 14:6-21)

The Righteous State of Israel must be yet future

The multitude of Old Testament Scripture passages that proclaim and describe in detail a righteous State of Israel cannot be ignored. No righteous State of Israel has yet occurred on earth.

Gabriel says that 70 seven-year periods must occur prior to the establishment of everlasting righteousness for Israel

Daniel 9:24

Jesus died during the sixty-ninth 7-year period

Daniel 9:25-26

The final seven-year period has not yet occurred

Daniel 9:24, Righteous Israel will occur after the final seven-year period and it has not occurred yet, If it had occurred, we would have a righteous State of Israel presently on earth.

Antichrist cannot be absolutely identified until the Abomination that causes desolation

The identity of Antichrist may be suspected, but we have no concrete knowledge of him until the abomination at the Temple site.

Antichrist has power over Israel for only three and a half years

Daniel 7:25, Revelation 13:5

The Tribulation begins at the midpoint of the 7-years

Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15-21, Revelation 12:6-17. No Tribulation is shown in the Bible prior to the midpoint of the seven years.

The opening of the seals in Revelation Chapter 6 does not begin until the midpoint of the 7-year period

Revelation 6:1-11, Antichrist and his atrocities cannot be hidden, they will occur after he has been revealed at the middle of the seven-year period.

Christians will not yet have been Raptured at the middle of the 7 years

Matthew 24:15, Jesus tells Christians to watch for the abomination. If they are to watch for it, they must still be on earth.

2 Thessalonians 2:3, Paul tells the Thessalonian church that Jesus cannot return until after the revealing of Antichrist.

No one will know the Day of the Coming of Jesus, but observant and knowledgeable Christians will recognize when the time is near, they will know the season of His return.

Matthew 24:32-33, this statement of Jesus has to be referring of the events leading up to the Rapture. Once the Return and the Rapture has happened, there will be no more season to see.

The Rapture occurs with the appearance of Jesus

Matthew 24:29-31, no other similar occurrence is suggested anywhere in the Bible. Jesus says nothing about coming back for believers, but does tell us of a very public appearance when He returns (Matthew 24:29-30).

Revelation 3:10, Believers such as those described in the church at Philadelphia will be kept safe during the Tribulation, but no Rapture is mentioned or implied.

Matthew 13:40-43, Individuals saved after the Rapture will not be Raptured but will enter the earthly Kingdom of Jesus. The evil people will be removed from the earth. These will be people who repopulate nations on earth (Isaiah 60:10-13)

The Tribulation is ‘cut short’ for Christians by the appearance of Jesus and the Rapture

Matthew 24:22, Jesus will Rapture the Christians before the end of the Tribulation, their time will be cut short. Those unsaved will have to endure the remainder of the Tribulation. Jesus said that these Christians would not have survived if Jesus did not Rapture them before the end of the Tribulation (Matthew 24:22).

The appearance of Jesus and the Rapture occur during the Tribulation

The physical phenomenon and the Biblical context of both Matthew 24:29 and Revelation 6:12-17 indicate that both reference the same event. The Tribulation and the Wrath of God both continue after the appearance of Jesus and after the Rapture because the Battle of Armageddon has not yet happed.

The Wrath of God is not set to begin until after the opening of the sixth seal

Revelation 6:15-17, Opening of the sixth seal announces to the earth that the Wrath of God is coming, but the Wrath begins at the opening of the seventh seal (Revelation chapter 8).

Raptured Christians are seen in heaven between the opening of the sixth and seventh seals

Revelation 7:9-17

Conclusion: The Rapture occurs during the Tribulation caused by Satan, Antichrist, and the False Prophet; but occurs before the Wrath of God begins.

The Rapture occurs during the opening of the sixth seal and the Wrath of God begins at the opening of the seventh seal. These events happen at an undisclosed amount of time after the midpoint of the seven years and before the end of the seven years. This is the definition of a Prewrath Rapture.

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