Pre-Tribulation Rapture Deception

Open Your Mind About the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Deception

In Articles, Christian News, Featured, Warnings by JD Rucker3 Comments

The pre-tribulation rapture theory that the majority of Christian churches around the world promote is very clearly false. Unfortunately, its popularity has helped to maintain the belief despite knowledge being increased and truth becoming more apparent.

Our Lord said that we are not appointed to wrath. This is one of the most common points of evidence that pre-tribulation rapture preachers use when promoting the concept that the church will be taken away before the Great Tribulation. One must understand the difference between tribulation and wrath in order to fully grasp why believers in Yeshua will not face wrath but will face tribulation.

That is a study in itself that we will tackle in the future. For now, I would like to focus on one key point that scares me as much as anything else when it comes to the deception of a pre-tribulation rapture. I was listening to a noted Bible scholar, one who speaks at various conferences and has a popular website. He reaches tens of thousands of believers and those seeking truth every month.

He was discussing a separate topic in an interview when it shifted to his opinion of the rapture. He said that he believed in the rapture because if it wasn’t true, then most of the teaching that he had heard and the teachers he had followed would be incorrect if there was no pre-tribulation rapture. It struck me because he was knowledgeable enough to call it into question but hesitant because of his history as a Christian.

This is dangerous. We cannot allow teachings, however prevalent in the modern church, to guide us in the wrong direction if the Bible states otherwise. I am not going to use this article to try to convince you about the truth regarding the rapture. Instead, I simply want to point out things that you should know in your heart so that you may decide to search the scriptures and research the history of the rapture on your own. We will cover it in more detail in the future, but for now, all I want you to do is open your mind to the possibilities that many of your church leaders have been deceived and therefore you have been deceived.

  • Satan’s Goal: There is nothing that the adversary can do to you if you wear the full Armor of God. His only method for stealing away as many souls as possible is to make them believe that they do not need to wear their armor. A pre-tribulation rapture theory can convince people that they are not going to face the great trials that are coming, so when they do come, their armor is absent.
  • Flinstones Vitamin Preaching: A friend who tried to hire me to promote Son of God told me that the world was not ready for three-inch needle of Biblical doctrine plunged into their body to deliver the Word of God. He said we needed to ease the world into believing by giving them movies like Son of God that acted like Flinstones Vitamins to get them heading in the right direction. It was a long debate and obviously I passed on the lucrative project, but it points to the concept that many hold: if you give the people some Biblical truth that they can stomach, they’re more likely to come for more. This concept is what makes many preachers who are aware of the pre-tribulation deception to continue the preaching in hopes that they can eventually dive deeper into less popular doctrines.
  • The Cool Kids Club: Privately, I was told that if you’re a Bible scholar with ambitions of speaking at conferences and selling books, that you had to promote a pre-tribulation rapture. Those who do not embrace the teaching will not be allowed into the club. As much as we’d all like to believe that the truth should always guide us, I’ve seen very intelligent and moving preachers embrace the doctrine in order to keep their club membership and continue to be invited to these conferences. Similar to Flinstones vitamins, they feel that anything they can do to get people to believe Yeshua is our Lord and Savior is fine as long as it does not blaspheme Him. This is dangerous, of course, because when people are left unaware, they are unprepared.
  • Satan’s Tool: The scariest part about the pre-tribulation rapture is that it promotes the concept that people will be given a second chance to repent and make things right in their lives. They are told that the righteous will be taken away and that they will then have seven years to find their faith and redeem their soul. I admit that when I believed in a pre-tribulation rapture, this concept had me practically wishing that I wasn’t rapture so I could be a “warrior of faith” during the tribulation itself, earning my redemption. This concept is going to leave many people confused and force them to believe other deceptions when the tribulation starts without a rapture.

If you understand the reasons why a pre-tribulation rapture is preached, you can research it yourself to discover the truth that the Bible teaches.

(This article is part of the Compassion and Fear Series)

Here’s a video about why the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine even exists:


  1. No Expectation of the coming of Christ in an hour no man knows and a day like any other for many Mat’ 24.37-39. Five wise and five foolish waiting for the groom but were they not all caught asleep? And was not the groom a reference to Christ’s return? It takes a humble man to admit error, I pray my brothers that you will not be found foolish but wise waiting unto the Lords return in a day like any other for many before the…….not flood but fire !

  2. The Bible is the best commentary for the Bible. So if Joseph was a type of Jesus – he was the most favored son of the father, he was hated by his own bretheren who were the Father’s shepherds, his own conspired to murder him, he was sold for silver, he was handed over to the gentiles, he was then falsely accused, he was condemned, he tells the fate of two who were condemned with him, he was raised up out of the kings prison, he was the only one worthy to reveal the future events of the world, he was given all authority, all had to bow down to him and he was given all power, except over he who sat on the throne. Before that revealed time came he who sat on the throne gave him his Gentile Bride, then that time of great harvest came followed by a great time of trouble and famine over the whole earth. Meanwhile his Gentile bride is safe with him. Then during the second half of that revealed time we see his brothers, the sons of Israel come to him. He forgives them, showing great loving kindness and tender mercies toward them. Then they live in the land together as one big family – Joseph’s story gives us an outline of Jesus’ greater story.

  3. First I am a Born again Christian. I am post-trib. Pre-trib is a false teaching & along w/mid-trib & pre-wrath began io
    be taught in late 1800 or early 1900’s. Christians had 2 beliefs as far as end-times -one: Post-trib, the 2nd no-trib
    like the non-pentecostal Church of God are. I’m 74 & raised as a Christian; saved around 12. As a child, I asked my
    Sun School teacher, “I wish Jesus would come again.” She said, “He will, but things will be very bad then. We were
    looking for 2nd Coming. I don’t know what Episcopalians & Orthodox believe (both are close to Catholic Church). I Cor 15:51-52 says, “Behold I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye AT THE LAST TRUMPET for the trumpet will sound & the dead will be raised imperishable & we will be changed………….” Revelations lists trumpets & it is the last trump. Also, we meet Him in the air as He descends to the earth. The Bible also tells us God gave the great comm to the church to complete which isn’t done. Pre-trib believes Jesus can come at any moment for believers (silently which is false – which is shown in Left Behind series. Then pre-trib believes 144,000 Jews get saved & evangelize the rest of the world. THIS IS FALSE. I am positive pre-trib is a false teaching just as much as I oppose Catholic teaching which believes in a purgatory &
    that Mary ascended to heaven when Jesus & they believe we are to pray to her. THAT IS ALL FALSE teachings. I am a Born again Christian John 3:3-7; Rom 10:9-10: Eph 2:8-9.

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