Why It Will Happen


Jesus promised that if we would repent of our sins, confess Him as our Lord and receive Him as our Savior we would have eternal life with Him. But because most people don't want to acknowledge that they're sinful and need to be saved God will leave everyone who's not saved on the earth when the Rapture occurs and they will have to go through a time period of His wrath, called 'Tribulation':

"Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name." (Psalms 79:6)

"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." (Mathew 24:21)

But everyone who is raptured is kept from the Tribulation. The Bible promises us that in these verses:

"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." (Romans 5:9)

"For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ," (1 Thessalonians 5:9)

"Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." (Revelation 3:10)

The Rapture is a means of escape from the Tribulation which the Lord has provided to those who are trusting in Him for their salvation:

"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36)

However, anyone who hears the Gospel message before the Rapture and refuses to trust in Jesus for their salvation will not have the opportunity to be saved after the Rapture. God will "send them strong delusion" and they will believe a lie which will be told by the Antichrist, who we will discuss shortly:

"And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

But everyone else that's left on earth after the Rapture who has never heard the Gospel message still has the opportunity to receive Jesus as their Savior. If they do they will become a Christian just like those who were raptured, but they will still have to go through the Tribulation because they weren't saved when the Rapture occurred.

There are many countries in the world today where Bibles are banned. Only about 60% of the world's population has Internet access and in many nations Christian websites are blocked and the preaching of the Gospel is prohibited. But during the Tribulation the Holy Spirit will pour Himself out upon the world and many will be saved:

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh..." (Acts 2:17)

"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;" (Revelation 7:9)

"...And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (Revelation 7:14)

This will be a terrible time in which to live. Many of those who become Christians during this time will be killed. Find out what will happen during The Tribulation...