Assurance 4 for a Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church: He's not apointed us to wrath

08/28/2010 18:40

I know, I know, some of you are all upset that I’m suggesting Christians will not go through the tribulation, and I’m really not trying to talk you out of going through it if you want.  I’m just bringing assurance and comfort to those of us who believe that God isn’t planning to punish the church, but He is planning to remove the church so His focus can turn back to Israel. He has not appointed us to wrath and that is what Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:3-11.

For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

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