Q. My question comes from reading the last sentence of your question titled The Time Of The Anti Christ. When you say that “There will no doubt be “Christians” in the world at that time (after the rapture) because the disappearance of the “Church” will bring fence sitters to faith.” Are you therefore saying that those who come to believe during the tribulation will also be called Christians although they will not be part of the church? I guess I always thought of them as “tribulation saints”, and the Church as Christians. Therefore all that believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he died for their sins are all called Christians (John 3:16) even though they are not part of the church?
A. According to the dictionary, a Christian is a person who believes in Jesus Christ. During the Church Age such people are members of the Church, but after the Rapture that will no longer be the case. We in the Church sometimes refer to the believers who come after us as Tribulation Saints to distinguish them from the Church, but by definition we are all Christians.