I have long believed that Scripture does not teach a pre-trib or secret rapture. My full expectation is that like Noah, we will be on the earth for judgment, though Divinely protected as in the Ark. Nowhere, ever, in Scripture do I see an example of God snatching someone out of trouble, rather than displaying His power by preserving IN the judgment. Consider Israel in Goshen while Egypt was being devastated.
Well, it appears Michael Snyder has written a book on the topic and good friend Al has a terrific review… Makes me want to dig into this book.
End Times Reality Check: A Review of The Rapture Verdict, by Michael Snyder
BFB160418 The Rapture VerdictWhat do Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the pre-Tribulation rapture have in common? There is probably a joke in there somewhere, but the punch line escapes me. The answer, though, is that all of them are part of mainstream Christian practice (at least in the West), but none of them have much basis in Scripture. When held up to the light of Scripture, the Jolly Elf, the Whimsical Rabbit, and the Get-Out-of-Persecution-Free Card actually belong more in the realm of legend, myth, and wishful thinking.
There is no need to explain to Christians that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny do not exist. Everyone knows that – and it would be better if our children understood it from the start rather than having to face their first crisis of faith when their kindergarten friends expose the truth. What everyone does not know, or does not want to admit, is that the doctrine of Jesus coming back to snatch His people away from the earth before the trials of the Last Days is not consistent with Scripture. The problem up to now is that there has been no comprehensive reference book written to examine this question from a critical point of view….