Q. You wrote: “According to 2 Thes. 2:7, the anti-Christ, AKA the man of lawlessness or son of perdition, can’t be revealed to begin the Great Tribulation until the “restrainer” is taken out of the way, or literally out of the midst.”
I understood that the 70th Week begins immediately after the Rapture and AC is revealed at that time because the Restrainer is removed then. The above sounds as if AC is not revealed until the Abomination, halfway through the 70th Week, or 42 months after the Rapture. So…
Relative to the Rapture, when does the 70th Week begin? When is AC revealed?
Is not the 70th Week synonymous with the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation only the last 42 months, starting with the Abomination?
A. Paul didn’t say that the anti-Christ will be revealed as soon as the Church is gone, but only that he can’t be revealed until after we’re gone. Some call Daniel’s 70th week the “Tribulation Period” and the last half the Great Tribulation. It’s not a big deal but it’s more accurate (and less confusing) to call the last 7 years Daniel’s 70th week, the last half of which is the Great Tribulation.
I believe the Rapture of the Church will take place before any of Daniel’s 70th Week begins. So to be accurate, you could say I believe in a Pre 70th Week Rapture.