I was talking with a friend about the return of Jesus to gather His Church. Pre-Tribulation. Mid-Tribulation. Post-Tribulation. No Tribulation. In the Tribulation now. Premillennial. Amillennial. Postmillennial.
Later we prayed.
My friend began, Lord, it doesn’t matter when the Rapture is or if we die before You come – all that matters is that we get to Heaven …
I interrupted. Lord, I don’t want to die. I’d rather be raptured without tasting death. And my friend can go through the Great Tribulation and suffer the ungodliness of the Anti-Christ and the wrath of the Lamb, but Father, I’d rather be translated to Heaven before it all begins!
We laughed … but it’s true! Theology matters. What we believe about God and His plan makes a difference!
Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13).