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Alternate Viewpoints

(Different from the Pretribulation Viewpoint)

People with different understandings of the timing of the Rapture may still be orthodox. This issue should not be a test of fellowship between believers. You will find points of agreement and disagreement on these sites, but they are helpful to earnest students of prophecy. Remember to test everything against the whole counsel of the Word of God.

Key Scriptures
The Preterist Viewpoint
The Pre-Wrath Viewpoint

Key Scriptures

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references to see
the passage.
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Luke 21:36 Further Study
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Further Study
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Further Study
2 Peter 2:6-9 Further Study
Revelation 4:1 Further Study
Revelation 3:10 Further Study
Revelation 16:5 Further Study
Revelation 22:7, 12, 20 Further Study

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The Preterist Viewpoint

This is the theory that most of the prophecies of the New Testament, such as Jesus' Olivet Discourse and the Book of Revelation were fulfilled in the First Century.

Links to Preterist Sites

Has Bible Prophecy Already Been Fulfilled?
An answer to Preterism by Thomas Ice
(From Lambert Dolphin's Library)

The Pre-wrath Viewpoint

According to this theory, the Rapture of the Church will take place toward the end of the Tribulation Period, just before God pours out His vials of wrath on the Earth, leading up to the Battle of Armageddon.

Links to Pre-Wrath Sites

Pretribulation or Prewrath?
by Ron Graff

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