Since John the Apostle is supposed to represent the church being raptured in Revelation 4:1, where does the Word of God explain that he actually represents the Lord’s Church? How does John being caught up ‘in the spirit’ into heaven (Rev.4:2) represent a physical rapture? Why didn’t Paul represent the church when he was caught up into heaven? (II Corinthians 12:1-4) What about Elijah, Enoch, the two witnesses in Rev.11:12? And if John represents the church raptured up into heaven in Rev. 4:1, what is he doing back on the earth during the tribulation in Revelation 13:1?
For those that believe that 1 Corinthians 15:52 describes the pretrib rapture ‘at the last trump’, how can there be another trumpet sound after the ‘last trump’ when the angels gather the elect after the tribulation as described in Matthew 24:31?
The first resurrection which is described in Revelation 20:4-5, discusses trubulation saints who were ‘beheaded for their witness of Jesus’. How can you be raptured seven years before the first resurrection? Remember, 1Thessalonians 4:16 says “the dead in Christ shall rise first.” Jesus said he would raise up his servants “at the last day” (John 6:39,40,44,54), and those who reject him will be judged in the last day (John 12:48). Are you going to be raptured before Lazarus is (John 11:24)? Do you believe the last day includes the tribulation? This would mean that those who are dead will be judged during the tribulation, which is contrary to scripture (Rev. 11:18). This belief would also assume that the last day aka the day of the Lord would be 1007 years in length, which is also contrary to scripture (2 Peter 3:. The timing problems are solved, however, when you realize that ‘the last day’, ‘the day of the Lord’, ‘the day of Christ’, ‘the rapture’, ‘the first resurrection’, ‘the second coming’ and ‘the great day of his wrath’ all happen at the same time.Powered By Christ