The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism

The pre-tribulation rapture is an extremely popular doctrine, which advocates that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) can unexpectedly come at any moment for the saints, gathering them into Heaven before the Tribulation period or Seventieth Week of Israel. Pre-tribulationism has sold many books, spawned numerous fiction series and movies, and has created a large financial market for prophecy materials. But in spite of its popularity in much of today’s evangelical Christianity, few question it. When presented with alternative points of view such as post-tribulationism, adherents of the popular pre-tribulational position can sometimes take strong offense, and they can be found to outright ignore Biblical passages that appear to contradict their position.

This study answers the top reasons why people believe in the pre-tribulation rapture from a Messianic post-tribulational perspective. It considers whether or not various pre-tribulationists have employed tactics of fear and faithlessness, and whether or not their ideology of escapism can be supported by a fair reading of the Holy Scriptures. Are God’s people able to be protected by Him–or not–during the end-times? Specifically considered and responded to are fifty reasons given in support of the pre-tribulation rapture by former Dallas Theological Seminary chancellor John F. Walvoord. Above all, a fairness that is not always given to post-tribulationists is demonstrated to pre-tribulationists.


  1. Listened to The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism Introduction and found it interesting. I to am a believer that pretribulation rapture teaching is false theology based purely on the harvest aspect of the feast of the LORD. So when does false teaching become heresy?

  2. Is there an event in the Gospels, which clearly pinpoints a point in time that is prophesied about in the Bible? It is my belief that this event is recorder in all four Gospels. The most detail telling of this event is found in gospel of Luke, the reading from Isaiah in Nazareth

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