If anyone tells you that there are ample bible verses that do not support the church aka body of Christ will be snatched up, taken up, raptured before the tribulation period or if anyone tells you that a truly born again Christian could lose their salvation, ask this simple question using the word of God and you immediately kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Note: birds represent evil in the bible see Genesis 15:11 and Matthew 13:1-23. In this case the 2 birds are false teaching that there is no PreTrib Rapture and a truly born again Christian can lose their salvation. a stone (rock) represents Jesus Christ, see Psalms 118:22; 1 Peter 2:4-8; 1 Corinthians 10:4; Psalms 18:2; Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 2:20, etc.
Question: “When a person is truly born again, saved are they at that instant filled with the Holy Spirit?”
The answer is Yes! Ephesians 1:13 KJV.
If the scoffer tells you No, simply walk off and shake the dust off your sandals as a witness and testimony against them.
If the scoffer says yes and or is unsure but may have an open heart to hear more, proceed as follows in 3 steps:
I. 2 Thessalonians 2:3KJV tells us that the Antichrist will not be revealed until after the rapture. Here’s one of the best studies given by Dr. Andrew Woods* on the subject:
There is ample solid theological teaching this scripture is clearly refering to the rapture a “physical departure” and “not” a “spiritual departure”. If there is doubt keep reading further and see in 2 Thessalonians 2:5- 12 that before all hell breaks loose the restraining power of the Holy Spirit has been removed.
II. Ephesians 1:13 KJV tells us when we are truly saved by the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. John 10:28 KJV tells us that when we receive eternal life (are saved) we can never perish or be plucked out of God’s hand.
III. God cannot lie. When we are truly saved we are filled and sealed (permanently) with the Holy Spirit. Using scripture with scripture in harmony, When we are truly saved we are saved, PERIOD! And when we depart in the Rapture the restrainer is removed when we leave, being inhabited by the Holy Spirit when we are saved. Period!
* Please note that although Dr. Woods is solid on the PreTribulation Rapture and Dispensationalism, we are in strong disagreement on Dr. Woods’ use of perverted Bible translation NASB. Please see our details here: