Can people be saved after the rapture occurs?

Caller:  Do you believe that after the ‘rapture’ someone can get on their knees and ask the Lord to save them?

Pastor Doug:  Well let me-

Caller:  Do you know what I mean by that?

Pastor Doug:  Yea, let me tell you what the Bible says speaking of the second-coming.  The Bible tells us “then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn and they shall see the Son of the earth coming with power and great glory.”    In Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians chapter two 2 verse eight 8, speaking of the second coming it says “Then that wicked one will be revealed whom the Lord will consume with the Spirit of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.”  When Christ comes and the saints are raptured up to meet Him in the air, the wicked that are alive and remain on earth are ‘destroyed’ by the brightness of His coming. 

That’s why it says in revelations that all the rich will throw their gold and silver to the rats, bats, and moles and call for the rocks and mountains to fall on them, and hide them from the face of Him who sits on the throne for the Great Day of His Wrath has come.   I know that may seem as a surprise to some listening because people who believe in the ahh, ‘pretribulation-rapture’. They believe in a ‘second’ chance after Jesus comes.

Caller:  yes

Pastor Doug:  This is one reason why I think it is so important for folks to understand this because that idea that a person can repent and accept the Lord if their spouse is a Christian and they are raptured up, and say: “hey it’s true, I’d better get serious” that’s not safe because when Jesus comes it’s closing time for everybody the party’s over, there’s no second-chance. 

So now, today, Christ says over and over through the Bible, if you hear His voice, this is the time to respond.  Um, if we wait to see Him coming, it’s too late.  It will be like, John, back in the days of Noah the people who said: “I’m waiting for the rain to start before I get on the ark, It was too late then, because the ‘door’ of the ark was closed seven 7 days before the rain began.

Caller:  Yeah except for the righteous. ? 

Pastor Doug:  That’s right, they made a decision before the rain came to get on the boat, and if we’re going to be saved, we must make a decision before Jesus comes to believe in Him. Christ says, blessed are those who believe without seeing.

Caller:  you don’t, I mean, do you believe in the pre:  post rapture the seven 7 year tribulation?

Pastor Doug:  Well, I do believe there’s a tribulation the Bible does not use the phrase ‘seven year’ The seven 7 year tribulation is not found anywhere in the Bible, and I invite you..

Caller:  Well it has the days the number of the days on it.

Pastor Doug:  Yeah, well I believe there’s a tribulation, I’m not saying how long it is I’m saying that it is a misconception when everyone says it’s going to be seven7 years.

Caller:  Oh, I thought it gave the days how many days it was.

Pastor Doug:  No, the Bible doesn’t specify and I’m more inclined to believe its three and one half 3 ½ years like it was in the days of Elijah, the famine, and when Christ preached the three and one-half 3 ½ years of rejection, and Revelations speaks of 1,260 days of persecution that’s three and one-half 3 ½ years. 

So I’m more inclined to believe its three and one-half 3 ½ years than seven, there’s no phrase anywhere in the Bible that says ‘seven 7 years of tribulation

Caller:  Right

Pastor Doug:  I invite anyone to call me and show it to me.

Caller:  Where do people get that?  From the seventy 70 weeks of Daniel?

Pastor Doug:  Uh huh, they get that from Daniel chapter nine 9 the 490 year Prophecy, the last ‘week’ they assume is a ‘week’ of tribulation But that’s a whole-another study and we have a study on that that we will send to anybody Dave,

Caller:  John

Pastor Doug:  who asks uh, no, I’m telling David who is in the studio with me 

Caller:  Oh, okay, I’m sorry

Pastor Doug:  David is going to give you that phone number it’s a study called “God Drew The Plans”, and it deals with the four-hundred ninety 490 year prophecy.  Actually, I think it’s “God Set The Date for the Judgment” if you call this number John we’ll send it to you for free. David: John the number is, have you got a pencil ready?

Caller:  Yeah

Pastor Doug:  800, a free call, 835, 6747, and that study is: “God Set the Date for the Judgment.” Okay? 

Caller:  Alright, I got it.

Pastor Doug:  Thanks a lot John.

Caller:  Alright, thank you.



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