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When do believers go to heaven, before or after the appearance of the anti-Christ?



      

2 Thessalonians 2:1 - 4

NASB - 1 Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him. 2 That you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 10 2018 Mini Robert Broyles

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Mini Derrol PORTER
You are asking when does the gathering together of the church and appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ happen in regards to the Antichrist. As answered in previous questions about the timing of the "Rapture" of the church, there are three views.

{1} Pre Tribulation- Church snatched away, that is the Greek word for gathered, in the beginning, to meet Jesus in the air, or Jesus coming for His Bride, the Church.

{2} Mid Tribulation- Church snatched away after three and a half years into the Antichrist appearance and rule.

{3} At the end of seven years of Antichrist and Tribulation.

I believe in the Pre Tribulation view as there are many Scriptures that back this view up. I will cite just one, the one I believe solidifies this view. 1 Thessalonians 5:9. Some say this is talking about the wrath of Hell, but the context of verses before and after Paul is talking about Tribulation period and some were saying Jesus already appeared and these believers were left behind. Paul was reassuring them that it was not true, and the man of sin had not appeared yet.

We may have troubled times as believers, but the events of the Tribulation will be multitudes times worst. When the man of sin appears the Restrainer will be taken away, the church in whom the Holy Spirit dwells.

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