Charles Cooper examines the Pre-Tribulation Rapture position. For many decades, Revelation 4:1 was argued to be the clear reference to the rapture in the book of Revelation. This interpreation was held by many because of the absence of the term “church” in chapters 4-19. The argument further asserts that the Apostle John represents the Church caught up to heaven, after the church age represented in Revelation 2-3.
Only until recently have many pretribbers abandoned this interpretation. Yet, many continue to maintain the pretribulation position.
Many reasons are given to support their conclusion, and in this eposide we will examine a few of them.