|By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1996|
|Bible Prophecy Questions Answered by Leading Christian Scholars.|
Dr. Randall Price: Revelation 3:10 says that believers are going to be removed before an hour of trial or testing is to come upon all the earth. And there we see a very distinctive term, the term "those who dwell on the earth." The Greek term tous katoikountas epi, "those who are on the earth," really is "earth-dwellers," those who are characterized as belonging to this world system and not to those who trust the Lord. And so we have a situation in which wrath is poured out specifically to judge unbelievers, not believers. And believers will be assured that they are removed before that "hour of trial’ which is going to come upon the entire inhabited earth.