The Church will get relief when Ö
In both letters to the Thessalonians, Paul wrote concerning the Second Coming of Christ and the gathering of the Church. In 2 Thessalonians, Paul says,
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).
The Church will receive relief at the same time the unbelievers and the disobedient will be punished with everlasting destruction. He goes on to say that this will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with His powerful angels.
But, isnít the Lord revealed in all His glory after the Great Tribulation? And isnít it after the Great Tribulation that the unbelievers and disobedient receive their final and everlasting punishment? Yes, just as Jesus said,
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory (Matthew 24:29-30).
Again, Jesus said,
"The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear (Matthew 13:37-43).
Jesus is revealed after the tribulation and the final judgment of unbelievers occurs after the tribulation.
Therefore, the Church will receive relief after the Great Tribulation. This means the Resurrection - Rapture of the Church will take place after the Tribulation.
This means there will be No Pre Tribulation Rapture of the Church!
Richard H Perry