Post-Tribulation Arguments

Persecution of Christians

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

Argument no.3. the rapture takes place at the end of the tribulation period because...

the saints will live through the tribulation period because they will be severely persecuted during that period.

 

"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations."

Rev. 13:7

 

The Antichrist was given all the means to persecute and exterminate Christians during the Tribulation period.

 

"And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled."

Rev. 6:11

Saints killed during the Great Tribulation are asking God to avenge their blood. The God's vengeance (i.e. His judgments) won't start until a certain number (or possibly all) of Christians  is killed.

"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God"

Rev. 15:2

These are saints killed during the reign of the beast (Antichrist) who kept their faith till the end.