|Will the church go through the Tribulation and Great Tribulation period? The Bible answer is No. The Church will be Raptured before this time according to God's Word. The Church is promised deliverance, according to (Rev. 3:10), "Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." This promise wasn't only to the Philadelphian Church in the first century, but is also to the Church of this age. These letters written to the seven churches in Rev. chs. 2 & 3 give a prophetic forecast of the entire Church age. The Philadelphia Church represents the true Church at the end of this age. The hour of temptation speaks of the Tribulation after the Rapture. The Church is not appointed to wrath; "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Thess. 5:9). Christ will deliver us from God's wrath, before He pours His wrath out upon this world. The Rapture of the Church will be God's method of our escaping His judgment upon this evil world. Only true born-again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will be in the Rapture. If you are not saved, you will be left behind. You can be saved, if you will only put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord.
The doctrine of the pre-millennial and pre-tribulation coming of Christ for the Church is but the revival of Apostolic Church. Paul, and other men of God were definitely preaching and teaching this.
About 250 A.D., one of the so-called Church fathers, began to allegorize and spiritualize the Scriptures of course to suit his own belief, thus founding the 'school of allegorizing and spiritualizing", from which the Church suffered so very much, because believers largely ceased to look for the imminent return of Christ, (that He could return any moment).
A preacher by the name of Daniel Whitby (1636-1726) of the Church of England, claimed the promises made to the Jews in the O.T. such as their restoration as a nation, the establishment of the Throne of David were spiritual and applied to the Church. He claimed Israel and Mount Zion represented the Church. That the lying down of the lion and lamb together typified the reconciliation of the old and new natures. He also taught there would be a general resurrection of the dead, followed by a general judgement, the earth would then be destroyed by fire and eternity would begin.
Now, speaking of the old and new natures, the old nature has never stopped sinning and the new nature cannot sin, (the divine nature).
Indeed the earth will be destroyed by fire, but not until after the Millennium (1,000 year reign of Christ), the Great white Throne Judgment (the judgment of the unsaved of all ages). See Rev. Chs. 20 & 21, also 2 Peter chapter 3.
Speaking of the doctrine of Christ's personal and near coming, Dr. R.A.Torry said, "It is transforming the lives of more men and women than almost any doctrine I know of."
In times like these, we really cannot afford to neglect this very, very, important study of Prophecy. God says, "Study and rightly divide the Word of Truth". We need to prayerfully study God's precious Word. Let's not speculate or assume, but rather take God at His Word. God said it, that settles it, therefore we should believe it even if we don't understand every thing. His Word is absolute Truth.
The Day of Christ, speaks of the time Christ will come to Rapture the Church (I Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:51-58 & John 14:1-3). "Day of Christ is mentioned six times in Scripture, (I & II Cor. & Phil. Chs. 1 and 2.
"The Day of the Lord" speaks of the direct intervention in the affairs of men after the Rapture, even though He is in control now and always has been. The Day of the Lord covers the Tribulation period (Rev. chs. 6-19), the Millennium Kingdom (Rev. 20:1-10), the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20:11-15). The Day of the Lord is not only a time of judgment on and of the wicked, but also a time of great blessings for the redeemed of Israel and the Church during the Millennium.
The Day of God speaks of the day when the heavens pass away and the earth is renovated by fire, and then New Heavens and a New Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. See 2 Peter 3:12-13.
Matt. 24:44, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."