THREE QUESTONS ANSWERED

 

Question: Will there be any Christian people left after the rapture to face the tribulation?

 

Answer: It is very evident from a number of Scriptures that there will be many Christians left behind after the rapture to face the tribulation.  The general belief that the foolish virgins in the parable of Matt. 25 are just nominal Christians does not fit the picture, for nominal Christians are only religious sinners who have never experienced the new birth.  This class of people are not going out to meet the Bridegroom nor do they desire His coming.  The foolish virgins must be Christians, but unprepared for the rapture of the Bride of Christ. Again, after the rapture of the Bride, which is symbolised in Revelation chapter four, we notice that upon the opening of the fifth seal there is seen a great company of disembodied spirits [souls] under the altar who have been martyred for the testimony of Jesus.  These are told to rest until all their fellow-servants and brethren who are going to be killed should be fulfilled.  These are the martyred foolish virgins, martyred after the rapture but during the early stages of the tribulation.  Also, people become Christians during the tribulation and multitudes seal their testimony with their blood.  Christians are mentioned all the way through the tribulation.  You will notice that in Dan. 7: 21 the little horn (antichrist) makes war with the saints and prevails against them until the Ancient of days comes, and also in Rev. 13 it states that the Beast (antichrist) makes war with the saints.  Again, before the final judgment of God upon Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots, God calls His people out of her saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues (Rev. 18: 4).

 

Question: Do you believe that the antichrist is living today?

 

Answer Yes, I do believe the antichrist has been living on the earth for some years.  He must be in the good graces of the people before he becomes president of the United States of Europe, and in position to make the covenant with the Jews.  However, no one will be able to recognise him as the antichrist until some Jewish-Arab question brings him into the picture as a great peace leader, governing the disputed territory.  This should take place in Palestine.  One would expect him to have the confidence of the nations before the United States of Europe is perfectly formed.

 

Question: What time will the tribulation begin on this earth?

 

Answer: The tribulation is in three parts.  The first is the beginning of sorrows (Matt. 24: 8).  This beginning of sorrows was to commence with a war of the nations which would be followed by outstanding famines, pestilences and earthquakes.  It is conceded that the first [and second] world war[s] marked the beginning of world sorrows which have increased to this day, therefore, we are now in the preliminary stages of the tribulation.  The second part is called the seventieth week of Daniel (Dan. 9: 27) and will begin with a covenant confirmed between the antichrist and the Jew.  It will be in a time when there will be a great cry of peace and safety probably caused by the Federation of European nations.  It is apparent that the present struggle in the world between the Democracies and Communist Russia will become history with defeat to Russia and Communism.  When the cry of peace and safety goes up there will be no more evidence of war and tribulation judgments in the immediate future than there were signs of a flood just before Noah entered into the ark.  We believe it is at this time that the rapture of the Bride of Christ will take place.  The third part is called, The Great Tribulation, and is ushered in when the antichrist breaks his covenant with the Jews.  By then he will be president of a world federation of nations and in a position to rule the world with an iron hand.

 

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