I must first confess that eschatology is not something I have spent any real time studying. I have not particular view that I hold to. However, recently a group of Christian men that I have been meeting with have started asking things and teaching things on this issue. My question of for those who hold to a pre-trib view of the rapture. How does this view....that we will be called up before the suffering fit with the rest of scripture. At face-value it seems to contradict what we know....that "all those who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus shall suffer." Didn't Jesus promise His disciples suffering and hardship for His name? Didn't Paul in Phil. 1:29 say that it has been granted unto us not only to believe but to suffer? I am wondering how this pre-tribe escape fits in to our whole view of the Bible. Looking forward to your responses.