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?
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
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