Who Goes Where And When?

Q. I recently read your article about the pre trib rapture in which you seemed to indicate that all the people with the exception of Israel will either be destroyed or cast off the earth after the rapture. Perhaps I read it wrong. If not what about the tribulation saints?

A. Here’s how it will work. The Church will be raptured before the end times judgments begin and will go to live in the New Jerusalem (1 Thes. 4:16-17. John 14:3, Rev. 21:27).

All people who become believers after the rapture but die before the Lord returns will be resurrected at the time of the 2nd Coming along with believing Jews of Old Testament times (Daniel 12:1-2, Rev. 20:4).

Believers who survive the Great Tribulation will go into the Millennium in their natural states and will repopulate Planet Earth (Matt. 25:34). Jews will go to Israel, while Gentiles will go to the nations. All surviving unbelievers will be taken off the planet just after the 2nd Coming (Matt. 25:41).

The remaining unbelievers from all ages will be resurrected at the end of the Millennium to face the Great White Throne judgment (Rev. 20:11-15).

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