This is NOT a thread to debate the validity or lack thereof of the pre-trib rapture!! My sincere question is simply this: Assuming pre-trib is correct, is there any absolutely, positively specific scripture that unquestionably states that the tribulation period begins the microsecond after the P-T rapture is over, OR, is it possible for "a period of time" to elapse prior to the beginning of the trib.? I have never seen this particular aspect addressed (maybe it has...I'm fairly new to the B B), hence my question. "IMO" s are OK as an answer, but scripture is BETTER! And, SOS (STAY on Subject), PLEASE! Do not SOS (STRAY off subject). Thank you.