I’ve read your comments about reading Matthew 24 in chronological order, and I understand what you are saying. However, I have a hard time with people living life without a clue that the world is about to end after all the events of the tribulation/great tribulation. Are the events literal? Blood up to the horses bridles? The two witnesses, etc. I just can’t wrap my brain around people being that blind.
In the past few years, we’ve have had several really big disasters in various parts of the world. In each case the people involved have worked hard to restore a sense of normalcy to their lives, eating their meals and drinking their beverages and even planning marriages. It’s human nature to believe that life goes on, and no matter how bad things are today, they’ll be better tomorrow because that’s the way its always been. This was the case in the time of Noah and will be the case among non-believers at the time of the 2nd coming. And yes, I believe the events will happen just as they’ve been described.