Why a Pretribulational Rapture?

Richard Mayhue | August 25, 2009

This article raises four key questions: (1) What does “rapture” mean?; (2) Will there be an eschatological “rapture”?; (3) Will the “rapture” be partial or full?; and (4) Will the “rapture” be pre, mid, or post in a time relationship to Daniel’s seventieth week? In answering the fourth question concerning the time of the rapture, seven major lines of reasoning produce the conclusion that a pretribulational rapture best fits the biblical evidence and raises the fewest difficulties.way of conclusion, the article answers thirteen of the toughest objections to pretribulationism.

Vol. 13, no. 2 (Fall 2002)

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Mayhue, Richard. "Why a Pretribulational Rapture?." The Master's Seminary Journal 13, no. 2 (Fall 2002): 241-53.