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The Last Trumpet Argument
Against the Pre-trib Rapture
Because the apostle Paul in 1 Cor. 15:52 and 1 Thes 4:16, said believers would be raptured at the sound of a trump, many have tried to make it appear that the rapture trumps are the same trumpets found in Revelation 11:15-18, Joel 2:1 and Mat 24:31 . . . all of which happen DURING the Tribulation.
Trumpets are commonly used all through the Bible. I think it is foolish to think that just two of the 63 trumps or trumpets are prophetically related. It is my opinion, there is absolutely NO direct statement ANYWHERE saying that the Tribulation trumpets sounding in Revelation 11:15-18, are the same as the Rapture trumps Paul speaks of in 1 Cor. 15:52 and 1 Thes. 4:16.
Pre-trib proponents say that the Seventh Trumpet blown in Revelation 11:15-18 is the same last trump Paul spoke of in 1 Cor. 15:52 . . . but they do not consider the fact that John wrote the Book of Revelation forty years AFTER Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians. HOW could Paul refer to something that was not yet revealed?
Post-tribbers use a trumpet sounding in Joel 2:1 as evidence for a post-trib Rapture on the Day of the Lord. I have three problems with this.
Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; (KJV)
(1.) Joel clearly says that the purpose for blowing the trumpet is to "sound an alarm." Joel was still describing the consuming effects of the locust plague in chapter 1, NOT the Rapture.
(2.) 1 Cor. 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (KJV) . . .
According to Paul, the Rapture is something that takes place in the twinkling of an eye. Joel 2:1 says the Day of the Lord is nigh at hand. For Joel's trumpet to be the same one in 1 Cor. there would have to be a time delay between the sounding of the trumpet and the Rapture of the Church. That to me does not make any sense at all.
(3.) The fact that there is another trumpet being sounded in Joel 2:15 further clouds the possibility that these trumpets could have anything to do with the rapture. In Joel 2:1, blowing the trumpet was to sound an alarm. Here it is to call an assembly. The people were to be brought together to hear God’s message so that they might have the opportunity to turn away from their sin and TO God. He is gracious and good, and He is willing to accept them and us IF we sincerely repent.
Topics on the Coming Rapture
Beware of False Doctrines
Church Replaces Israel?
Conditions Before Rapture
Confusion Over Doctrines
Day of the Lord
Day of the Lord 2
Focuses on Jesus
God Deals with Church and Israel Differently
Mark of the Beast
No One Knows When!
Opening Seventh Seal
Reason for the Day of the Lord
Receiving New Bodies
Timing of the Day of the Lord
What Is the Day of the Lord?
Why I Believe in the Pre-trib Rapture