Statement of Faith
We believe the seventh trump sounds
after the tribulation (Matthew 24: 29-31). Paul wrote his second
letter to the Thessalonians because he knew the first had been misunderstood,
concerning Christ's second return. Paul then gives two signs which will be present
when the Day of the Lord comes. Those signs being the apostasy and the man of
lawlessness. Neither of these signs were present at that time.
Apostasy means giving up or renouncing of one's professed principles, or faith. This will come to pass when the religious lamb (false messiah) of Revelation 13:11 comes to pass. He will look like the Lamb of God, but his voice is of the dragon, for he is the great dragon, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan (Revelation 12:9). When the false christ stands in the holy place performing in the sight of Christians, the pretribulation-rapture-Christian shall think it is Christ coming to rapture them away. It is the duty of the elect to stand and witness in the synagogues, allowing the Holy Spirit to give His Message to the world through you. (Mark 13:9).