Q. I was reading articles about the Rapture recently and came across one on the pre-wrath view. I don’t know if you want to read it or care to, but it really upset me. It is talking about what I have feared myself. I have been asking my husband if we should not prepare for such an occurrence. He believes in the Pre-Trib rapture and I have always thought that made sense. Maybe I am just afraid it won’t be true…like it’s “too good to be true” and wishful thinking.
A. The Pre-Wrath Rapture hypothesis is based on the incorrect assumption that Jesus was addressing the Church in Matt. 24 and requires a massive re-interpretation of Scripture to arrive it its conclusion. The Pre-Trib position is still the only one that’s consistent with a literal understanding of God’s word.
The phrase “too good to be true” may apply to man’s promises but never to God’s. We don’t deserve our salvation and could never earn it, so you could say that promise is too good to be true as well. Never the less, it is true. So is His promise to rescue us from the time and place of the end times judgments.