This is a splinter thread birthed from a discussion of the misconceptions of dispensationalism. Let me be clear, this thread is NOT to debate Pre-Mil, A-Mil, Pre-Trib, etc. It's not to discuss dispensationalism. This thread is to discuss the rapture. Specifically, it was started to discuss the Holy Spirit's involvement after the rapture, but I'm going to expand it to include all discussions concerning the rapture and its effects. Once again, this is not to debate the rapture. That is not the topic. The topic is to discuss what happens after. The question that lead to the starting of this thread was: My simple answer in that thread was, "I don't know". I will be up front and honest. My study of the Bible is mostly Biblical history. I don't claim to be a scholar of prophecy, especially prophecies with future fulfillment. With that being said, I am torn over whether or not the H.S. will be present after the rapture. To start, I think we need to understand that there will be conversions after the rapture. This means that there will definitely be a presence of the H.S. residing in the individual believers. However, on a larger scale, I'm uncertain of whether the H.S. will essentially leave the earth to its own devices, or will still be trying to work on people, though unsuccessfully. As I discuss it, I keep leaning one way or the other. Other people's views and discussions are appreciated.