Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 16:49:30 -0800
Organization: Last Trump Ministries
The word "church" towards God means in the original Greek... belonging to the Lord. Will the tribulation saints... belong to the Lord? Are they the Church too? You state the Church will be gone, will it? I still have the "blessed hope", for if Christ were not to return, no flesh would be saved. It is said, Christ had tribulation in this world, and so shall we. We are not greater than He. As He suffered so shall we. We are not told that Christ suffered, but you shall not. God loves us and will seal us and protect us from the wrath of the Great Tribulation, but we may still face death. If you are afraid to die for Christ, then a pre-tribulation stand is easy to accept. If not, a post-tribulation rapture is a "blessed hope" for those who endure. With death for Christ comes GLORY!
Seek and you shall find,