Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other (Mat 24:29-31)."
Many mid or post rapture teachers use this verse as proof that the Lord will not return for His Church until after the Tribulation. How do we debate this from a pre-rapture belief.
I was brought up believing in a pre-trib rapture Church. I still hold that viewpoint but I am open for a possible mid or post rapture scenario. I hope we are out of here soon but there is a possibility that the Church may have to go through some difficult times ahead. Do you think we may have to witness a possible WWIII type of event before the Rapture? Christians throughout history have had to endure many hardships. I think we should be ready for all possible outcomes.