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For the great day of their wrath has come Revelation 6:17
This scripture from Revelations indicates the "Day of the Lord" or the "Day of God's Wrath" which
is also the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation. The word "wrath" here is the Greek word orge
which means anger. If we look at some of the other scriptures that use the same word, then we
can understand the wrath of God better and why it will happen.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of
men, who suppress the truth by their wickedness. Romans 1:18
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against
yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed Romans 2:5
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person...has any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such
things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Ephesians 5:6
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for
God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36
From these scriptures we see that God's wrath will come upon those that are disobedient. Those
who do not repent of their wicked ways are already under judgment. They will not enter heaven
unless they repent and ask Jesus to forgive their sins and start to obey God.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s
wrath through him. Romans 5:8-9
This is the key. God made a way for us to come out from under his wrath by sending his Son to
die for us. By asking Jesus to forgive our sins we are no longer under God's wrath.
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:9
...and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us
from the coming wrath. 1 Thessalonians 1:10
These scriptures show us clearly that believers are not under the wrath of God. Jesus will
rescue us from God's wrath. How will he do that? By rapturing the church at the beginning of the
Tribulation because we were not appointed to suffer God's wrath.
The Bible says that the Tribulation will be a time of testing to see who will serve God and who will
not. Believers have already made their choice, they don't need to be tested any further. This is
why God's wrath does not pretain to believers.
Those who say that the rapture will happen part way through the Tribulation or at the end of the
Tribulation and that believers will have to live through it, deny these scriptures which clearly say
that believers will not suffer the wrath of God.