What’s Behind The Post Trib View

Q. I’m part of a Bible group and we’re all believers, but this one girl is convinced that Christians will go through the tribulation. I tried to explain to her that, since we are already believers, we have accepted His sacrifice for sin and we have His imputed Righteousness, why in the world would His body (the church) suffer His wrath?

As well, I asked If she believed that Christ’s work on the cross was fully sufficient? If not, than no one was saved and we’re all toast! Is there nothing that can be shown, from the Bible, that will finally convince mid-post trib people? Having read some of the other questions you get, I’m not the only one who has a friend/ relative in this mess. Thank you for this ministry!

A. In my experience most people who believe in the post trib rapture don’t do so because of what the Bible says. It’s not difficult to demonstrate that verses they use to support their position are either taken out of context, or misinterpreted. I think the reason they cling to their post trib position is that deep down they believe the Church deserves to be judged and purified and they want to believe it will happen.

In the earthly sense they are correct in this belief. We do deserve to be judged. But that’s not the issue. The issue is that in God’s view we already have been judged and are now as pure as He is. Not because of anything we’ve done but because of what the Lord did for us.

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