Q. Who will be raptured before the tribulation, who will become Martyrs? Better yet will those who will be raptured be those who have not sinned against the commandments and those Martyred those who believe yet sinned therefore must suffer as a Martyr during the tribulation?
A. Everyone who’s a member of the Church will be raptured. To belong to the Church you have to be born again. Tribulation martyrs are believers who will come to faith after the Church is gone. If every believer who has sinned against the commandments was left behind to suffer as a martyr there would be no rapture, because as Paul said, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Participation in the Rapture is based on belief, not behavior.