In this session, Charles Cooper concludes his defense for rejecting the dominant views on the timing of the rapture. He delineates why he is convinced that the synthetic view of the timing of the rapture best explains the textual details in Scripture. Taking the strengths of the Pre-, Mid-, and Post-trib positions and adding the defining straight of the PreWrath position, Cooper sets forth the four pillars that must undergird the correct rapture position.
Cooper insists that if his position is viable, one must see in the Revelation About Christ a significant gathering of God’s people to heaven near the beginning of God’s eschatological wrath on earth. Seven passages in Revelation may support an indirect reference to the rapture: Revelation 3:10; 4:1-2; 7:9-17; 11:11-19; 12:1-5; 14:14-16; and 19:11-20:4. Each passage has been espoused by at least one of the dominant rapture positions.