Concerning Pre-Tribulation rapture doctrine: We can’t help but recognize the mindset of those who adhere to this modern-day teaching and their general acceptance of society’s decline. A very common pre-trib outlook regarding man’s moral decay is that of overarching helplessness, viewing our regression as an unfortunate inevitable. Another prominent pre-trib cliché regarding man’s fall from virtue is usually stated as such: “these types of things just can’t be prevented, so we shouldn’t worry about it– we’ll be raptured before all hell breaks loose”. Is this an acceptable Christian mentality towards society’s plunge into the abyss?
The concept of avoiding physical persecution is a natural tendency. (Who really wants to suffer if there is an option for escape?) Those who are of Christ will escape the snares of Death– yet, we must accept the very real possibility of fated persecution just as He warned. Furthermore, adherents of such state-driven doctrines are unavoidably weakened as their hope for escape inhibits the spiritual resilience needed to fight against the Enemy. Continue reading ““Escape Theory””