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Monday, October 25, 2010

A Song Book for the Tribulation Church

(Please forgive me if you believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture. I am writing this in fun. I have many friends who believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture.)

Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins writes in their novelized depiction of the Second Coming of Christ, in the Left Behind series, that after the Church is raptured there will be a tribulation force that will be gathering people together that realized they were wrong for not believing in Christ and start believing in Him.

They start meeting in abandoned churches and having meetings preaching from the book of Revelation how that what just happened was proof that the Bible was right. So, all of these people start believing in Jesus and getting saved after the rapture. They have a second chance at salvation because after a 7 year tribulation period the Second Coming is going to occur and they will then go to heaven.

This theology is not foreign to the Apostolic movement. Many Apostolics believe in this same eschatological paradigm. I have heard Apostolics preach sermons like, "Instructions In Case You Miss the Rapture." So, I got to thinking, "what kind of songs would they be singing in these Post-Rapture Tribulation church services?" Here is a possibility!

When the roll WAS called up yonder,
When the roll WAS called up yonder,
When the roll WAS called up yonder,
When the roll WAS called up yonder, we stayed here!


They flew away, Oh Glory!

"I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!" 2 Corinthians 11:1 ESV


  1. "They All Went Up in the First Resurrection"

    "More than Just a Little While to Stay"

    Here's a line: "On that Happy Morning when they All Did Rise"

    "We are they that have Stayed in Great Tribulation"

    "I Still want to See Him"

  2. "I Lost My Mansion Just Over the Hilltop"

    "I Lost a Clear Title"

    "They were Caught Up to Meet Him in the Air"

  3. Some of these could be in the Preterism songbook.

  4. "Hello, World Hello"

    "When the Redeemed Gathered in"

  5. "What's that I heard? It's the Sound of the Trumpet"

    "There's a Great Day Came"

    "What a Gathering that was"

    "When Morning came"

    "When the Saints Marched in"

    Is it Wonderful there?

  6. You won't have weep for me they're gone
    You won't have to be here alone
    When we heard that last trumpet sound
    Our feet stayed on the ground

  7. Nice of Pastor McDonald to have such a good sense of humor for a Pre-Triber.

  8. Very funny stuff - good job my friend

  9. Thank you Chris. Glad you finally paid me a visit. :)

  10. Google or Yahoo "You May Be a Rapture Redneck" and "An Exciting Day at Rapture Bible College." If you are too serious to laugh at these, Google "Pretrib Rapture - Hidden Facts," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty."