Seen a lot of items about the Great Tribulation recently? I sure have. It makes for eye catching news to say that we are in this period, or are about to be.
Here is a quick check on this theory. Look at the references to "church" or "churches" in the book of Revelation. After chapter three, they disappear, except as a closure to the book. While Revelation contains the most detailed account of the tribulation, nowhere in it is the church mentioned.
Here is my plain statement. The church is not on the earth during the tribulation. We have a home in heaven which Jesus is preparing for us (John 14:2). We will be there during this terrible time on the earth. Those going through the trials will be Israel and the Gentiles.
I believe in freedom of expression, but many are really using it in a very bad way.