Today I want to talk about Acts 14:22. This is one of the numerous New Testament mentions of the tribulation. And I encourage anyone who believes in the pre-tribulation rapture to just look up all 22 times that the word "tribulation" is used in the New Testament. And if you can walk away and still believe in the pre-trib rapture after reading all 22 of those, I don't know what to tell you. But here's one of them. In Acts 14:22 the Bible reads "Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION enter into the kingdom of God."
So yet again, the Bible is talking about believers going through much tribulation. Not escaping tribulation, not being spared from tribulation. And again, tribulation is not God's wrath. The Bible says "For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." But over and over again in the New Testament, he talks about believers going through tribulation. And here it even says that "we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." He didn't say, "you'll be raptured out before the tribulation", because there's no such verse in the Bible, but He did say that we would through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God, Acts 14:22.
Main Scripture/s Acts 14:22
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Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church