Questions & Answers Archive
Can I Be Saved
After the Rapture?
By Dr. Max D. Younce
Hi! I am a
young, teenage girl (15) who is concerned about the Rapture. I want to
know if those who are left behind have a chance to get into Heaven after
Rapture occurs, all Christians are changed in a moment, in the twinkling
of an eye (I Corinthians 15:52), and caught up to be with the Lord in
Heaven. (I Thessalonians 4:17). At this point, the 7-Year Tribulation
Period begins. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ returns to the earth
and establishes His Kingdom which lasts for a 1,000 years. The last 3 and
1/2 years of the Tribulation Period is known as the Great Tribulation
(Matthew 24:21). The reason: in the middle of the Tribulation, after 3 and
1/2 years, the Antichrist enthrones himself as being God and commands the
whole world to worship him. (II Thessalonians 2:4).
worshippers will be required to take the mark of 666 on their foreheads or
on their right hand. (Revelation 13:16-18). Those Christians who refuse
and are apprehended will be beheaded. (Revelation 20:4). They will be
labeled as trouble-makers, anti-establishment, and anti-world government;
therefore, they must be eliminated. The true Christians will be labeled as
"anti-christ"; while the real Antichrist, himself, will be
worshipped as God.
With this in
mind, let us go to II Thessalonians 2:10,12: "And with all
deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they
received not the love of the truth that they might be saved...And for this
cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the
lie (the Antichrist), i.e., V.4):...That they all might be damned
who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
does not present himself as God until 3 and 1/2 years after the Rapture.
Those who were lost and left behind at the Rapture can still be saved the
first 3 and 1/2 years into the Tribulation. Remember the Two Witnesses in
Revelation 11, the 144,000 Jews in Revelation 7, along with many others
were saved at this time. Revelation 7:14 lets us know that, "These
are they which came out of tribulation, and have washed their robes, and
made then white in the blood of the Lamb."
The ecumenicalism of today
is nothing more than "programming" the populous to accept all
religions and worship together. Those who follow this philosophy are
pre-programmed to accept the Antichrist as God, be a member of his world
church, and support his one-world government. Godís warning is, "Believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." (Acts 16:31).
And, "Come out of her my people." (Revelation 18:4).