I Appreciate You and Thank You - 12/17/2002

I just want to thank you so much for your web site full of truth!!! Most churches today do not accept or believe in the pre-trib rapture, but I believe in it. The parable of the ten virgins and other scriptures support it. I'm not trying to fool myself, I really believe the rapture happens before the tribulation, and I don't feel that I'm trying to escape, although who wouldn't want to escape from the tribulation? I just desire to know the truth and it shall set you free and it does make you free. I believe in the pre-trib rapture even though most people today do not. Thank you for your honest web site full of truth. May God keep blessing you, in his name, amen. Loving Jesus, Diane


Greetings Diane, and thank you for contacting Contender Ministries. While there are many different interpretations of when the rapture will occur, we tend to find more scriptural support for a pre-tribulation rapture. Now obviously, if this were a crystal clear issue, there would be no debate. While we adhere to a pre-trib rapture as being the most scripturally sound, our view tends to be this -- make sure your soul is ready to go at a moment's notice, but don't let your faith be shaken if you're required to suffer before His glorious reappearing! Thanks again for your message of encouragement. Keep pursuing the truth, and may the Lord bless you and keep you as you contend for the faith!

In Christ,

Ben and Jennifer Rast
Contender Ministries