Many here disagree with the Pretrib position, and instead hold to other views that are not consistent with scripture. I am not sure how one can come to such conclusions, and my only guess is not enough Bible study. Anyways here are some defenses. Christ can come at anytime or any moment and thats exactly what these verses teach, especially John 14:3, 1 Thes 4:17. Caught up as mentioned in 1 Thes 4:17 is a translation of the greek word harpaco which means "snatched up." How anyone can interpret the Bible and disagree wit the Pretrib and Premillennial interpretation is beyond me especially considering these facts. -28% of the Bible is Prophecy -There are FIVE TIMES more prophecies concerning Christ's second coming than his 1st coming. Christ came the first time and is GUARANTEED to Return again, so we all need to be ready for the rapture is coming!!! -23/27 NT books speak of the certainty of Christ's return... Lets park here. While I love Calvinism and Reformed theology and think it is correct in MOST areas I have noticed that they do not take Bible prophecy seriously nor speak on it often. Also their prophecy commentaries rarely agree with one another. Dispensationalists agree with each other in general. - 2 Thes 2:1-12 presents the end times in Biblical order -The rapture is imminent and could happen at anytime. - The bible has at least 325 prophecies concerning Christ's 2nd coming So what do you say given the above defenses of the pretribulational rapture of the church?