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Pre-Trib Dispensationalism Question #56191
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I am not sure this is the place to ask the following question; however I donít want to ask Dispensationalists, because I donít feel like opening up a can of worms. This is something I know all too well, sigh..

When I first embraced the doctrines of grace, I was a Dispensationalist simply because I really was not familiar at that time with other eschatological positions. Yet, even then I really was not told how they answered the following question.

In Pre-Trib Dispensationalism the rapture of believers happens before the 7 year tribulation. They also believe that during this time, many will become believers.

That being the case, since the means of grace of the proclamation of the Gospel has been taken away. How, will people hear the Gospel and repent and come to Christ?

Again, it feels funny asking Christians who do not hold to this position; but I am sure many know the answer to this question.

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Re: Pre-Trib Dispensationalism Question [Re: Tom] #56198
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IF I remember correctly; it's been YEARS since I had time to waste reading Classic Dispensational literature, ALL of the 'saints' will be raptured at the beginning of the 7 years of tribulation. That leaves not one believer on earth, correct? Then, indeed, how are the unbelievers left on earth who are to be engaged in battle going to be exposed to the TRUE GOSPEL, not the propaganda of the State and false religions, which we already have being spewed out today? Maybe I missed the part where a "The Message" New Testament is going to be put in every household along with a CCC tract? scratchchin Of course, if one doesn't believe that it is through the TRUE GOSPEL that the Spirit works to regenerate sinners, bring them to repentance and faith in the person of the Lord Christ, and worship the one true God... then I suppose one can dream up anything to explain how this works. crazyeyes


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My enquirey here had more to do with Calvinists who adhere to pre-Trib Dispensationalism They are very clear that the Gospel is the means of grace is the Gospel; so obviously if the Christians have been taken away, how can they hear the Gospel? Like you, i can not dream up how this works; but like I said, I don't want to open a can of worm by asking them.

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Originally Posted by Tom
...Like you, i can not dream up how this works; but like I said, I don't want to open a can of worm by asking them.

Why not ask them? It's certainly a legitimate question, eh? giggle


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