a) To serve their “needs”
b) “Self” ish
c) 501c3 churches – “tickling ears”
d) If they tell the truth – their $$$ goes down
e) PLEASANT flesh-satisfying doctrine
f) EVERYONE WANTS TO HEAR & BELIEVE IT!
Look around you. You see tons of books written about end time biblical events. I guarantee MOST, if not all, SUPPORT and TEACH the pre-trib theory/doctrine.
These books are written by FABULOUS, RICH, and FAMOUS men such as Dr. Tim LaHaye, Dr. Jack Van Impe, Dr. Hal Lindsey, Dr. Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, Dr. Rob Parsley, Dr. James Robinson, Dr. Paul Crouch, Dr. Kim K., Dr. Jesse Duplantis, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dr. John Hagee, Dr. Matthew Hagee, Pastor Dan Lawson, Dr. Bob Larson, Dr. Oral Roberts, Dr. Charles Stanley, and Dr. James Kennedy, to name a few.
How about this: Jesus Christ RETURNS to get His TRUE Church (after they have been PRUIFIED and REFINED in fire), THEN metes out His WRATH on the rest of the World (all unbelievers), including the Anti-Christ and False Prophet, and then sets up His NEW Worldly Kingdom for a thousand years.
“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:4
“There shall be false teachers among you.” 2 Peter 2:1
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:3
OK, but what about that scripture that talks about how the believers will be gone “in the twinkling of an eye”? Doesn’t that talk about a pre-tribulation rapture? Here’s that verse: “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.” 1 Corinthians 15:52. This verse is talking about when the Lord descends from heaven with a shout at the Second Coming. And it states that this will occur AT THE LAST TRUMP! If you study the book of Revelation, you will see the whole tribulation has occurred before the sounding of the last trumpet. In fact, the 7th trumpet blows at the very END of the tribulation. How much more obvious does it have to be?
Matt 24:29: Immediately after the tribulation of those days…” v30: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” V31: “And he shall send his angles with a great sound of a trumpet….”
WHEN??? – AT THE LAST TRUMP!
WHEN??? – IMMEDIATELY “AFTER” THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS….”