The tribulation and the church is the subject of debate nowadays. The classic doctrine is post-tribulation rapture of the church. However, the essential doctrine of Christianity is that Jesus is coming to earth a second time--the question of when this happens is secondary. Jesus said in John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. Hallelujah! Other Scripture that I will look at includes: Titus 2:13; Matthew 24:1-31 and 36-44; Daniel 9:24-26; Luke 21:24; Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-16; II Thessalonians 2:1-12; I John 1:18; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; I Thessalonians 4:13-16; and Revelation 20:1-5. For purposes of this discussion, may we use 457 B.C. as the year in which the edict to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem was issued? And 70 A.D. for the Roman destruction of Jerusalem?