THE TRIBULATION LENGTH CONTROVERSY

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

There is an important and ongoing discussion in prophetic circles today.  It is preoccupied with the length of the period known as the “great tribulation.”  Does the Tribulation have a seven year duration, or does it only last three-and-a-half years?  It is often argued that the numerous references to “a time, times and a half,” “a thousand, two hundred and sixty days,” forty two months,” will only support a three-and-half year Tribulation.  These, they say, constitute proof that this period is only half of the traditionally-mentioned seven years.  For several reasons, it is biblically correct to still hold to the traditional teaching that the actual Tribulation is a full seven years in length. Continue reading “THE TRIBULATION LENGTH CONTROVERSY”

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“PREPARING” FOR THE GREAT TRIBULATION: TRIBULATION TERMINATOR RAMBOS

QUESTION:  If, as some say, the church is about to go through the Tribulation, what can we do to prepare?

Often, when the subject of the rapture and the seven-years of judgment of the biblical Tribulation period of the end times is discussed, one can see a common lament of opinion toward those who believe that the church, all those born again in Christ a.k.a. the body of Christ, will escape into Heaven via the rapture.  That common lament, by some, toward those of us who believe that we who are in the body of Christ will escape the Tribulation period are robbing believers of their readiness to meet the days of judgment just ahead.  This lament is obviously heartfelt, representing a passionate desire on the lamenter’s part to expound a particular point of view.  In one form or another, those opinions are often expressed by a growing and quite vocal group of Christians.  Precisely because it is so typical of much thinking today, it becomes necessary to clarify and put a bullet in the head of this false doctrinal monster that so plagues many of the faith. Continue reading ““PREPARING” FOR THE GREAT TRIBULATION: TRIBULATION TERMINATOR RAMBOS”

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