Q. Who exactly is the remnant church? I always thought this referred to believers during the Tribulation but it these days everyone and their gramma seems to be identifying it as the fringe group they belong to.
A. One thing all the “Christian” cults have in common is their claim to be the remnant church. But the Church is the group that was born at Pentecost and will disappear at the rapture. There was no Church on earth before Pentecost, there is only one Church here now, and there won’t be one on earth after the rapture.
Since the various liberal movements began (Modern Rationalism, Seeker Friendly Church, Emerging Church, Etc) triggering the Great Apostasy, the remnant Church is actually those born again believers who have remained true to the Gospel. Speaking of us Jesus said, “I know you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name” (Rev. 3:8). Because of that, He promised to keep us from the hour of trial that’s going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth (Rev. 3:10).