Some people are still posting comments holding on to the belief that they will be taken away or “raptured” to escape the great period of tribulation (Matthew 24:21). They point to the passage of Scripture written by the Apostle Paul, saying:
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17).
However, this passage of scripture outlines the summary of events AFTER THE GREAT TRIBULATION at the END OF THE WORLD on the DAY OF CHRIST when Jesus returns on the LAST DAY for the DAY OF JUDGMENT (Matthew 25:31–34) (Matthew 25:41, 46).
The Apostle Paul very clearly said: “[FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR] before the judgment seat of Christ; that [EVERY ONE MAY RECEIVE THE THINGS DONE IN HIS BODY], according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
The Apostle Paul warned said: “Work out your own [SALVATION] with fear and trembling that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the [DAY OF CHRIST]” (Philippians 2:12, 1:10).
Jesus very clearly says: “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 the heavens 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” (Matthew 24:29-31).
Jesus also warns, says: “Nevertheless when the Son of man [COMETH], shall he find [FAITH] on the earth? (Luke 18:8).
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
“[FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN]” (Matthew 22:14).
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, [I NEVER KNEW YOU]: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23).
“And these shall go away into [EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT]: [BUT THE RIGHTEOUS INTO LIFE ETERNAL]” (Matthew 25:46).
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:22).
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and [THE END], the first and [THE LAST]” (Revelation 22:13).
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and [EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM], and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have [RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE], and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:12, 14).
“[I JESUS HAVE SENT MINE ANGEL TO TESTIFY UNTO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES]. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
He which testifieth these things saith, [SURELY I COME QUICKLY]. Amen. [EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS]. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:16-21).