There is a great deal of dispute in the area of eschatology within the church—whether there will be a pre-tribulation rapture, a mid-tribulation rapture or a post-tribulation rapture. Each set of beliefs has their own interesting points of view.
Pastor Shane Idleman says this has become a challenging area for the church, considering what happened in 70 A.D. when Titus conquered Jerusalem.
"Is that where we are heading or have we already gone through it?" Idleman asks. "This subject can get pretty ugly. There are challenges with all of these views, and all of them have strong points. But I will say this, 'I pray for the rapture, but prepare for the tribulation.'"
Watch more of Idleman's message in the video above.
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