Question: I just saw a trailer for a documentary titled Left Behind or Led Astray? that takes a post-tribulation Rapture position. One of the featured participants chides pastors who teach a pre-tribulation Rapture for not equipping their congregations to go through the seven-year great tribulation. What is your response?
Response: First of all, how does a pastor, a shepherd, prepare his flock to go through the most horrendous circumstances this side of the worldwide flood of Noah’s time? Even a cursory reading of the book of Revelation regarding what takes place during the Great Tribulation gives enough description of cataclysmic events that would make survival preparedness a delusion at best. Add to that the rabid persecution of all those believers who do not take the mark of the Beast. Nearly all of them will be caught and martyred by the armies of the Antichrist. Yet those who do survive won’t be thanking their alleged readiness but rather the miraculous intervention of the Lord. Furthermore, Dave Hunt referred to the placing of the Rapture at the end of the Tribulation as a classic non-event. Why? Because there would be very few believers left to be caught up to meet Jesus in the air. Moreover, when all believers, both Jews and non-Jews, are removed from the earth they are given immortal bodies (that do not procreate) and will be with the Lord forever. Post-tribulation has no answer for who will then populate the earth during the millennial reign of Christ.