I have a question for all the pretribs and midtribs out there. If the rapture takes place before or during the tribulation period, then what about Matthew 24:29-31? Immediaely after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shakenv30)and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the trives of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.(v31)and he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. This is plainly talking about the rapture of the church it has all the same elements that are mentioned in rapture in 1 Thess. 4 16-17( the appearing of Jesus in the clouds, the gathering of his saints, and the trump of God.) I am looking forward to hearing any comments on this portion of the word of God.