Q. I have frequently heard it said that nothing else has to happen before the rapture can take place. This may be true, but it seems like there is to much left to take place, for it all to happen after the rapture, if the rapture was to occur now. I do realize that the last seven years doesn’t start at the occurrence of the rapture, but at the time of the seven year peace contract between Israel and the anti-Christ.
A. Yes it does seem that way sometimes. But remember, the Lord likened end times events to birth pangs (Matt. 24:8). They’re moderate and far apart at the beginning but more frequent and more intense as the end nears. Finally they come so quickly you can’t tell where one ends and the next one begins.