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Why The Church Cannot Go Into The Tribulation

Why The Church Cannot Enter the Tribulation
1) Entire 70th week a time of God’s wrath on the whole earth, Re 3:10, but it is Jewish
*Da 9:24-27; 12:1; Je 30:6-7; Re 7:14; Re 12-Satan attacks the woman, not the church
*the church was a mystery (Ep 3:1-6; Co 1:25-27) and did not exist during the first 69 weeks, not mentioned in the tribulation
*the church is Jesus’ bride (called out in Acts 15:14); Israel is the Father’s wife

2) The return of Jesus Christ is imminent for Christians (as a thief)
*we’re to watch for the Lord Himself, not signs: Jn 14:2-3; 21:22; I Cor 1:7; 15:51-52; Php 3:20; Col 3:4; I Th 1:10; 5:6; I Ti 6:14; Tit 2:13; Jas 5:8; I Pe 3:3-4; I Jn 2:28; 3:2-3; Rev 3:3, 10
*Doctrine of rapture to give Christians “hope” in 1Th 4:13-18. Watching for the antichrist does not give hope.
*Jesus did not warn believers of the tribulation in John 13-17

3) II Th 2:3-9, the Holy Ghost, the Restrainer (the church has the Holy Ghost) must be taken out of the way before the tribulation can begin
*the antichrist is at the beginning of trib, Da 9:27
*believers are “sealed” “unto the day of redemption”, Ep 4:30; Ro 8:23; but the mark of the beast available to all in the tribulation

4) In Rev 4 and 5, the glorified church is with the Lord, therefore an interval
*Rev 4:4, 10, believers (24 elders) have their crowns (which means the judgment of the church in Rom 14:10; I Cor 3:10-16; and II Cor 5:9-10 already happened)
*Rev 5:8-9, those that’ve been redeemed by His blood are in heaven, acting as priests
*Rev 5:10, we “shall” reign on the earth
*the only church in the tribulation is the apostate church, Re 2:22; ch. 17 and 18
*Re 19:7-9, the marriage takes place before His return to earth

5) The church commanded to obey governments,
*I Pe 2:13-15; Tit 3:1; Rom 13:1-7, but government in Rev 13:4-18 will be run by Satan

6) The church promised deliverance from the tribulation (wrath)
*the church epistles not written to prepare the church for the tribulation, therefore must not be going into it
*Jn 5:24, cannot come into condemnation;
*Rev 3:10, keep from the hour of temptation
*I Th 5:1-10, God hath not appointed us to wrath, for we are not of darkness but of light
*I Th 1:9-10, delivered us from the wrath to come
*II Pe 2:4-9 and Ge 19:21-22, Lot a type of the church delivered from judgment;

7) The “body” must be taken as “one”; Rom 12:5; I Cor 11:26
*If the “body of Christ” went through the tribulation, then that would mean that Jesus Christ Himself was being judged!
*Lord’s Supper a church ordinance, ends when He comes
*I Co 12:12-13; Eph 4:4