Ok how's this for an argument (from another Christian who has studied as well): Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25768177
1) If the Rapture is supposed to happen, at any time... be it pre-, mid, or post tribulation, then why does Revalatuion 6:9 say that they must wait "until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled."
You apparently presume that "saints", or "the elect", or "servants", or "brethren" are always church-age Christians. But since OT believers were sometimes referred to in this manner, there is no reason that post-church believers can't either. Therefore Rev. 6:9 has no bearing on the timing of the Rapture.
2) The Seven Church Ages (as described in chapters 2 & 3 of Rev.) talk about the church being thrown up after they have drifted so far from the God of Israel that they eventually embraced the Antichrist. If the church were to deserve being "vomited out", then why would God rapture them away to bliss and safety if it must happen? Or are you suggesting the Lord would reward the backsliding and deviating churches without punishment? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25768177
First of all, nobody knows whether the 7 letters represent church ages. We only know for sure that they were letters to real, physical churches in Turkey in the first century. Second, by the warnings to 5 of the 7 from Jesus, it is obvious that not everyone in those congregations was necessarily saved. But if any were faithful, they were commended. And all who believe in the Rapture will tell you that this is for believers, not fake Christians, regardless of what church they may belong to. Jesus clearly has separate messages for both groups.
3) John explains that at certain points during the tribulation times (including during the second half), believers will receive various protections from certain of the plagues (compare Revelation 7:3, 9:4 etc). This establishes that they will obviously still be on the earth at those points... So how does the Rapture figure into that? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25768177
Already answered this one; there will be people saved after the Rapture.
But if you want to continue, you might want to start a separate thread since this one is just listing failed predictions.