Well, I'm not sure if you ever considered the consequences of such a belief or not. We have heard PLENTY of things from the pre trib side about the contrary. (God pouring out wrath on His children, etc.)
So for a little balance, even though it may be hard to take when using a bit of tongue in cheek for a serious subject, I thought I'd pass along this little study because most of it actually seems a fair criticism.
Matt. 16:18- And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. But it can’t be built with those people in the tribulation. They aren’t the Church, right? Even though they likely outnumber all believers who have ever lived in history previously.
Matt 18:17- And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell [it] unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. So, by not being the church, those trib saints are to be equated with heathens!
1 Cor 14:4- He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. Well, prophesying edifies the Church…see below.
(Rev. 11:3- And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.) Who do these guys think they are building up? The church is gone. They aren’t part of it either, nor are the 144,000.
1 Cor 15:9- For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. Not to worry, trib saints, persecution won’t be coming to you, it comes to the church.
Eph. 1:22- And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, Well, He can’t be Head over these people then.
Eph. 3:21- Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. No glory to God in these folks in the tribulation. And it must “really” mean not ALL ages, just till the church age ends.
Eph. 5:23- For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Still, He isn’t the Head over trib saints, they aren’t the church.
Eph. 5:24- Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing Uh-oh, they won’t be subject to Christ, AND their wives won’t listen to them…mine has a head start.
Eph. 5:25- Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; But He DIDN’T give Himself for these wanna-be’s
Eph. 5:27- That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. These people will be an absolute mess, yuck.
Eph. 5:29- For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: Sorry, the Lord must have NOTHING for these wretches.
Col. 1:18- And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence. Nope, they are headless.
Col. 1:24- Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Pre tiib performs a major amputation! (Decapitation)
Heb. 12:23- To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, Doesn’t apply here to trib saints. They must be the after-birth.
Acts 16:5- And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily. Perhaps trib saints won’t be really established in the true faith?
1 Cor. 14:33- For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. OK, so these guys will be terribly mixed up and in constant turmoil.
1 Cor. 14:34- Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law. Oh no, in this crowd the women will be out of control and will never shut up! What could be worse? We’re talkin about real tribulation here.
1Cor. 16:1- Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye There won’t be any collecting going on among such cheapskates. I’ll fit right in.
2 Cor. 8:1- Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; You can tell there is NO grace for trib saints.
Rev. 2:7- He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. "Only as directed"... To REAL church people. Not those guys.
Rev. 2:11- He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. Oooooo, that one hurts, the old bait and switch.
Rev. 2:17- He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it] No manna for you- trib saint.
Rev. 22:16- I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. Oh great, even the book of Revelation itself will do nothing for them. The real church folks just get to read what doom is coming fro those who THINK they are the church.
Rev. 12:17- And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Well if they REALLY kept the commandments they would probably BE the church. But it cannot be because they missed their chance.
Rev. 14:12- Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. They can keep getting commanded all they want, they ain’t IN it.
Rev. 22:14- Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. I’d like to see them get passed those angels at the gates. You saw the promises made to the CHURCH, not them!
A genuine, modern day, nobody.