As we see prophecy unfolding before our eyes, a sense of urgency has developed within us to know more definitely what The Revelation in the Scriptures, as given to the apostle John, teaches. The three most prevalent schools of thought – pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation and post-tribulation raptures – we believe to be incorrect, and these teachings have not been convincingly proven by Scripture, in our opinion. This study is not a verse-by-verse breakdown, but rather a more topical breakdown. Our aim in writing this writing is to answer four basic questions:
- How do the seven seals unfold?
- What is the timeline of events as they are to unfold within the tribulation period?
- When within this timeline of events is the rapture to occur?
- What is the significance of the end-time parables in Matthew 24 and 25?
We strongly admonish you, the reader, to have your Bible open and read each chapter and section in The Revelation along with this commentary. We urge you to read each of the supporting scripture verses as well, in order to grasp fully what we are presenting and, thereby, draw your own conclusions.