Luke 21:34 "But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, and that Day come upon you unexpectedly.
Luke 21:35 For it will come as a snare on all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, praying always that you may be counted worthy to escape everything that is about to happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."
Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you like a thief, and by no means shall you know what hour I will come upon you.
Rev 3:10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those that dwell upon the earth.
Anyone heard or believe in this?
As I think I understand it, there will be a pre trib rapture for those who escape all these things if they are counted worthy. If they are watching and praying. There is also 'if you keep my patience, I will keep you from the hour that is coming upon the whole world'
For those who have not been watching and praying, or keeping His patience etc...(not counted worthy) they will have to go through (part or whole) the great tribulation, and then those who are alive and remain at His coming shall then be caught up.
Whilst the argument may sound scripturally plausible, I cannot fully accept the theory.
A question I ask for 'to be counted worthy' is, what happens to those who did not watch and pray, nor kept His patience etc.. and die before His coming again?