I have noticed an increase of this deceptive teaching in the last decade. The founder of this false doctrine John Nelson Darby In 1830 A.D. without a doubt was deceived! Nowhere and I mean nowhere in the KJV word of God does it even come close to mentioning a pre-trip rapture. In fact, it teaches just the opposite. If believers would start studying the word more and stop following after the things of this world, they too would see this truth! Let's take it to the word of God and see what the Lord has to say about it.
If we the true body of Christ was to escape this coming 3 1/2 year period,(Daniel 9:27), or 42 month period (Revelation 13:5), then why would God give us so much warning concerning those days? Yet, all who believe this lie, causes the Son of God to come back 2 more times and that contradicts the word of God (Acts, 1:11).
Nowhere in his word is there mentioned of Christ coming to the earth or to our earthly heaven three times. He has come once, that was the virgin birth (Matt. 1:23). He shall then return one last time, to take his bride away (Rev. 22:17).
When will he return? On the last trumpet call (1 Corinthians 15:52). The Last trumpet call! Not a secrete trumpet call in between; but the last call! Do we know when that will be? Yes! On the last day! What day? The last day! For the word of God tells us when he shall return and when we the believers shall leave this earth (John 6:39,40,44,54,) (John 11:24).
How can you think that there will be some quite secrete little rapture when God's word teaches just the opposite? When it says: "Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come" (Joel 1:15), or when it says: "for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?"(Joel 2:11), or what about when it says: "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come."(Joel 2:31). Which agrees with (Matt. 24:29) How about when it says: "Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?"(Amos 5:20).
How can you or I say that we shall escape great tribulation when there are thousands already across this globe entering into it? At least in their own life's.
They are being beaten, tortured, left without, dismembered, imprisoned, disowned, and killed by the thousands right now for the gospel of Jesus Christ! What about them?
What makes you so special that you get to escape those things which are now coming upon this earth? We are in the beginnings of sorrows (Matt. 24:7-9). There is no denying that, just look at what's going on in this world and the increase wickedness.
Let's here what our Lord Jesus Christ has to say about, not John Darby!
Jesus says from (Matthew Ch. 24): (V.27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. No secrete there! (V.29) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (V.30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (V.31) And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Who will gather us up? His angels, not Jesus!
Jesus himself, told us his coming will be after the tribulation days, not before! You may dispute my word to justify your fear of having to go through the tribulation; but you cannot dispute the true words of God! Let every man be a liar (including John Darby and all who falsely teach and believe this lie (Romans 3:4).
(1 Thessalonians 5:2-4)
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that, that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness". Also see (Matt. 24:38)
This has nothing to do with a secrete rapture. He is simply stating that Christ will return when the world is not paying attention! The world will simply carry on doing the same filthy things it's doing now and Christ will come on the last day and destroy them.
There are 2 (main) events that must take place before our Lord returns. What does the word say?
(2 Thessalonians 2:1-8)
"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming"
No matter what you believe about a pre-trib rapture, these events must take place! The falling away is now! Falling from truth! Falling from faith! Giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, like the false teaching of a pre-trib rapture and every unclean thing within the body of Christ! As some of us know that man of sin is revealed, yet I will not speak on that here.
There are other earthly events that must take place as well. Again back to the word.
Matthew 24:21,29-31) (Luke 21:19)
"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
"And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh."
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other".
You see, there are scriptural events that must take place first and they do require you being here when they do! To believe in a pre-trip rapture totally discredits these scriptures. Your saying we can go at anytime and the word of God's say no! A few more events must take place first! "As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed".(Galatians 1:9).
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. "Came out" does not mean escaped; but were martyred for Christ during that period or endured until the end.
Again! What makes you so special to think that you will escape these things to come; but other believers must go through it? Do you think they are new believers after the rapture and then Christ will come back a third time for them? Where does it say such a thing? Why did God not take Joseph out of the great famine in the land of Egypt? Did Elijah escape the famine in his day, or did God provide for him? Did God deliver Daniel out of the lions den? Or did he shut the mouths of the lions while Daniel went through that experience? The list goes on and on. I ask you now.
Who are are you to exempt yourself from this coming tribulation above theirs in their days? The only difference of past tribulations and that which is beginning, is this will be on a global scale.
Here the danger!
First off, the belief of such a lie is solely based on fear. Fear that you will have to go through such a time. Fear of images you have seen in end time movies, the Holocaust and what the word of God teaches about that time! So you hang on to a lie that tells you, you don't have to go through these things.
Lastly, the blindness that Satan has put on your eyes, so that he can continue to orchestrate the coming of the NWO, the beast and it's system and his mark while deceiving you to believe that you won't be here when that happens. So therefore when it does happen you will receive it because your not suppose to go through that while your still waiting for your secrete rapture. Understand?
You stop listening to your friends, pastors, false televangelist, TBN and others who teach these lies and pick up the word of God and search this out for yourself's! Don't just take my word's for it; but rather seek it out and see if I be made a liar!
There is only one thing that can give you endurance during this time and that is to have total submission and faith in Jesus Christ alone. Not silver and gold!
GOD HAS SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, CHOOSE LIFE!