Tim LaHaye, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey, Chuck Missler, and other pre-tribulation rapture bible scholar "elites" have made you think otherwise...but let's look at the scriptures... The pre-trib "scholars" mentioned above try to "prove" the rapture with this passage... 2nd Thessalonians 4:15-18(The Coming of the Lord) However... Revelation 20(talking about right before the 1000 years) Revelation 20:11-13(The Judgement at the Great White Throne) These passages ALL but disprove that 2nd The 4:15-18 is talking about "pre-trib rapture" - the PART of the FIRST resurrection is the dead in Christ that comes BEFORE the 1000 Christ-lead 1000 years. The so-called second resurrection will be those in Hell who will be casted into the Lake of Fire after their Judgement at the Great White Throne 1000 years LATER. So WHEN specifically before the 1000 year reign and the end of the tribulation when the dead in Christ and the alive remaining get "raptured"? Revelation 7:13-14(White-Robed Multitude) And when is the "great tribulation"? Matthew 24:15-22 The abomination of the desolation is the 1/2 way point when the Antichrist breaks his 7 year peace covenant, halts all daily sacrifice allowed to the Jews, and sets up the abomination of the desolation on the Temple. So obviously, the great tribulation is sometime AFTER the 1/2 way point. So having RE-EVALUATING 2nd The 4:15-18, this so-called "rapture" happens at Jesus' SECOND COMING - the dead in Christ rise first, and the alive remaining will be caught up with them in the clouds. BTW - believe it or not, the entire end times will last ONLY 1335 days... Daniel 12:11-12 Perhaps this "great tribulation" is only 45 days? 1335(Jesus' 2nd Coming) - 1290(AC breaks covenant and sets up the abomination that makes desolate) = 45.