This sequel to The End Times Passover [Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation] biblically proves why God’s true disciples will experience great tribulation, and will have to remain on earth awaiting the return of Jesus Christ.
Most evangelical Christians believe in The Rapture, they just don’t know if it’s going to be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, or a Mid or Post Tribulation Rapture. Regardless, many evangelicals believe the Rapture is right around the corner. They believe that Armageddon is knocking at the door. The crisis and battles for territorial rights in the Middle East, the outbreak of Holy Wars and terrorism throughout the world, have most evangelicals convinced the end is near! But, they aren’t worried because their hopes lie in The Rapture; a unique event where they believe Jesus Christ will return to earth and snatch them secretly up to heaven while all hell breaks loose on earth!
But, what would happen if there wasn’t going to be a Rapture? What would happen if all of those stories they have been hearing and reading about not being Left Behind were nothing but sheer lies? Would that concern them? Are they prepared to experience great tribulation?
This sequel to The End Times Passover (Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation) biblically proves why God’s true disciples will experience horrible persecution while awaiting the final return of Jesus Christ. However, many of these brave disciples will be found preaching the gospel as never before, regardless of the price! Millions of them may even be slaughtered, but they will die for Christ the way He died for them! This may not sound like Good News; but it’s absolutely true! Check out the reasons why!
This author believes he provided more than enough scriptural evidence in his first book, The End Times Passover, to prove that there will be no Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Not only will there be no Pre-Tribulation Rapture, there will be no Mid-tribulation, nor any Post-tribulation Rapture, if the question has to do with Christians being taken to heaven while all hell breaks loose on earth before Jesus Christ returns. For that matter, the author believes the word Rapture should be entirely taken out of the Christian Church’s lexicon! Yes! We believe that Jesus Christ is going to ‘snatch His disciples on His downward flight to earth, and there will be a meeting held with Him in the air; however, the church will not be taken to directly to Heaven, but will be involved in the greatest meeting (in the air) that has ever been held in the history of mankind. Some may still doubt the material we provided in our first book was sufficient to prove this point, and their hopes still lie in being rescued up to heaven before the Lord returns to rule and reign on earth forever. Whether they believe this reality or not, many of the disciples of Jesus Christ (who will be alive during that great return) will be persecuted, tortured, possibly beheaded, and may even experience such a horrific torture unto death they could ever imagine. This may not sound like Good News to the traditional Christian; but, then again, throughout history, millions of Christians and believers in the Messiah have suffered greatly for not only their belief in Him, but for standing tall in their gospel broadcasting efforts. As we mentioned in our first book, records exist of the myriad of Christians who chose death rather than renouncing Christ, including Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. Most recently other great books have also chronicled stories of the dastardly torture and deaths experienced by believers throughout the world. Works such as By Their Blood by James and Marti Hefley and Their Blood Cries Out by Paul Marshall with Lela Gilbert, provide us with stories of the most ghastly kind regarding people who have literally been slaughtered in the cause of Jesus Christ. Most American Christians, especially (if they were to read these great books), would be stunned by the revelation of the many who willingly gave up their lives in quest of spreading the gospel and standing up for Jesus. Most Americans would shudder in complete horror to learn that thousands upon thousands have died for Christ not just in ‘olden’ days, but who are currently dying for Christ in remote villages and (some in big) cities daily! Some Americans are familiar with reports of Christians being persecuted throughout the world, like The Voice of Martyrs; but, for the most part, your average American Christian has no idea. Many, unfortunately, are blissfully living day to day in the hopes that Jesus Christ will any moment step out of His abode in heaven and secretly whisk them away to heaven to be with Him while all hell breaks loose on earth during a time they call, The Great Tribulation! What they don't realize, yet, is that Christians are destined to suffer great tribulation, and most of them are not prepared to handle this reality.
A 20-year veteran news reporter and talk show host, Joe Ortiz has the distinction of being the first Mexican American to host an English-language talk show on a commercial radio station, beginning on KABC-AM in 1971. He also conducted radio and television talk shows at KLOS-FM (72-73); KCBS (then KNXT) Television (72-74); KPFK-FM Radio (where he was Chief News Reporter from 75-76) and the "Prime Time With Joe Ortiz" show, which aired on KPPC-AM in Pasadena (85-86) and KPZE-AM in Anaheim (88-89). He also starred in a 6-9 a.m., weekday, drive time show (Mornings With Joe & Cris) with comedian Cris Franco at KPZE-AM Radio in 1989. His last stint on radio was in 1992 as a substitute host for Dennis Prager on KABC TALK Radio during the Persian Gulf War. In 1976, he received a Golden Mike Award for news reporting while at KPFK-FM Radio and the Angel Award for Best Talk Show Host in 1973 while hosting the shows The Siesta Is Over and Bienvenidos at KCBS Television in Los Angeles. In the November, 1989 issue of Hispanic Business, he was named to that national magazine's "100 Most Influential Hispanics in The US" for his broadcasting excellence, along with Geraldo Rivera, actress Rita Moreno, comedian Paul Rodriguez and many other distinguished Latinos leaders. Educated at the University of California at Riverside and UCLA, he holds California State credentials authorizing him to teach Public Relations, Public Affairs Broadcasting, Human Relations in Business, and Personnel Training and Related Occupations. He has taught at Riverside City College and both Los Angeles and Riverside Unified School Districts. The author's two web sites are : http://sites.google.com/site/theendtimespassover/main-page and http://sites.google.com/site/joeortizassociates/Home