Christianity can be condensed into four words: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. -Samuel Wilberforce
1. Post-tribulation – believers are raptured at the end of the tribulation period, when Christ returns in judgment (cf. Revelation 19).
But instead, Jesus says He’ll come at a time when no one thinks He will. This concept of imminence sends a message to the Church to keep herself ready at all times, living in a way that glorifies God. Further, this truth produces thankfulness and comfort for all believers, which is how Paul ends his remarks concerning the rapture: “Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:18).