Re: Questions about Tribulations Saints from a Pre-Trib Perspective?
I offer it is strictly from a dispensational view and only became popular in the 1800's.
I think more questions that need to be answered are:
1- If the church is 'raptured' and then there is a 'tribulation period' when certain people are later converted, although hunted and killed...what happens to this 'separate' group of saints after they die? I mean, they have missed the 'rapture'. They have also missed the resurrection of the saints because the 'dead in Christ MUST rise first. So, what happens to them? If they are a separate group and they cannnot be 'raptured' or 'rise as the dead in Christ.'
2- Do they just enter the new heavens and new earth for all eternity as mortals? Or what?
3- Is the tribulation the same as the 'wrath of God'? Or is the tribulation the 'wrath of satan who 'makes war with the saints and overcomes them'?
Have you considered that we could be the ones who are 'alive and remain' until his coming?
And that all this happens at the same time...the dead in Christ rise first, then we who remain rise to meet them in the air AT THE LAST TRUMP, at his only second coming and the wicked and the unbelieving are destroyed at this same time?
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)