1 Thessalonians 5:3 “When they say, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape!”
When will this be? Many prophecy teachers believe that the “sudden destruction” that will come upon them is the Rapture of the Church. If that is the case, when will they be saying there is peace and security (safety)? Evil is clearly waxing worse and worse, so I wonder what you think about this.
Are they saying there is peace and security at a different time? Is the sudden destruction something other than the rapture?
I can’t get the questions out of my head as far as when anyone in this crazy world might be saying there is peace and security, as the whole world is in an uproar these days…Might there be an interruption in all of the destructive activity? A reprieve where people will breathe a sigh of relief and then the rapture? I don’t really see that in the Bible anywhere, I’m just speculating. I can’t figure it out. Any insight would be appreciated.
I’m in agreement with all that has been written here and find it all very insightful. The only other time I think that “they” might be saying peace and safety only to have sudden destruction come upon them is possibly immediately after the ac is revealed by confirming the covenant. Daniel 9:27
There certainly seems to be a deficit in “peace and safety” all over the world today.
Food for thought. Thanks for some perspective!
When I'm reading that passage, I like to go back to Jesus' comments regarding this time in Luke 17 and the days of Noah and Lot. The way I read it, Jesus was pointing to the time of His return as having a sense of normalcy, which is another reason we can point to for the Rapture not being in the 70th Week itself. Now, you and I are old enough to remember all the times in our recent history where politicians declare one thing, and the exact opposite happens. Most famous was the UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's declaration after meeting with Adolph Hitler, "peace in our time." It could be like that, some declaration from the UN or whoever that declares some major peace iniative, and shortly thereafter, the Rapture blows that notion out of the water.