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The Perfect Shall Remain and Never be Removed

A careful examination of the pre-trib rapture continues into the book of Proverbs:

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Proverbs 2:21:22

Solomon gave the idea that the upright and perfect will dwell and remain in the land and the wicked and the transgressors shall be cut off and be uprooted from the earth. This is the opposite idea that the righteous (Church) is removed out of the earth before the tribulation and the wicked remain when the church is raptured out.

The thought continues when Solomon further wrote:

The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

Proverbs 10:29-30

In the above verse, the wicked shall not inhabit the earth and the righteous shall never be removed. If the righteous shall never be removed, then can they raptured out before the tribulation?

Dispensationalists insist that the words concerning eschatology in the Old testament were written to the Jews and not to the Gentiles or the Church. However, Paul wrote in Romans:

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Romans 15:4

Therefore what was written aforetime was written for our learning. It was not just limited to the Jews nor was the Church excluded.

Is it possible that God changed his mind and that He will remove the righteous before the tribulation?

In Psalms, the Psalmist wrote:


For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Psalm 119:89

Therefore, what was revealed to Solomon by the Holy Spirit in Proverbs chapter 2 and 10 is forever settled in heaven and the righteous shall never be removed.

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