Who Are The Martyrs Of Rev. 6?

Q. Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I am pre-trib and the souls under the altar in Revelation 6:10, 11 confuse me. I understand the great multitude in Revelation 7:9 are saved out of the tribulation then who are the souls in Revelation 6:10, 11?

A. The martyrs of Rev. 6:10-11 will be the first to die for their faith following the Rapture of the Church. Their deaths will most likely take place during the Seal Judgments when according to Rev. 6:8 1/4 of the Earth will be subject to death by war, famine, plague, and wild animals. In my opinion, the rapture of the Church will take place in Rev. 4-5, resulting in a great many post rapture converts on Earth. Their conversions will come as a result of realizing that what we’ve been telling them about our coming disappearance is true. New converts are often zealous and fearless, and many will die for their faith in the first round of judgments.

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