Extract from Always Victorious! The Earliest Church Not Pre- But Postmillennial – To read the full text, click “Download” below.
Many modern Pretribulationists and other Dispensationalists (such as John Walvoord and Hal Lindsey) claim that most (if not all) of the first Early Church Fathers were Rapturists. Such believe Jesus could return “any moment” to resurrect dead Christians and then secretly “rapture” His dwindling though still-living Church “up in the air” before “the great tribulation” of ungodly earthlings. Thereafter, the Church would then return and rule with Christ on Earth for a thousand years – until God would resurrect the wicked dead.