POSTED 10 OCTOBER, 2006
What is your rapture position? Pre-, mid-, or post?
Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics promote the idea of a post-tribulational, pre-wrath return of Yeshua for the saints, which we believe will occur near or at the end of the Tribulation period. The Messiah Himself says that He returns “after the tribulation of those days” (Matthew 24:29-31), the Apostle Paul says that the resurrection and transformation of living Believers occurs “at the last trumpet” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52), and the Apostle John writes that at the seventh, or last trumpet, of Revelation, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah; and He will reign forever and ever” (Revelation 11:15), meaning that the Lord returns to establish His throne on Planet Earth.
We do not believe that harassment or criticism of those who believe the other standard pre-millennial views, notably the pre-tribulation rapture, is godly or spiritually edifying. While we are post-tribulationists, we do not consider the rapture debate to be an issue of salvation, but do encourage reasoned dialogue about it.