this is topic where one gets to shape their view of what it means to be christian quite a bit. for most of us (nearly all of us) we are safe from percuatos that seek after christians life. However we can read from bible about martys (martyr means someone who died for their faith) especially if you look in book of revelation it says the Beast caused people who did not worship him to be beheaded (to be killed).
now if you want to believe pre-trib you have to remove every verse from bible that talks about people dying over testimony of Jesus. That's just silly how all these martyrs to die for Jesus don't count as christians for pre-trib believers because that would not work at all now would it.. christians must be safe from all evil.. its only those left behind jews and other folks whos going to get it.
its not that Jesus didnt say that not a hair from head will be lost but who was he talking to? again to the left-behind audience. all that is None of our concern whatsover according to (pre-tribs).
still it talks lot about tribulations in bible. and if we think everyone who dies for their faith in christ is just lesser breathen or no real believer at all , as we know it, then isn't that denying everything what bible says aboutb denying your self and following Jesus?
Did Jesus die martyr death? Yes. Did the brother in acts who was full of holy spirit and good man die martyr death? Yes. Did Apostole Paul? Yes. Did Peter? yes.
Who of the apostoles didnt? I dont know but but many of them did.
so why think we absolutely must be out from here before anything actually happens? The anti-christ, Beast. Tribulations. And all the wrath of God just meant for those non christians to see? And yet No one repents to give glory to God. what is the point? I don't know if I understand but the nature of tribulations doesnt not add up with pre-trib doctrine. if only christians would read their bible it could raise a question or two whats all the tribulation about. I mean whats the point? have you ever read book of revelations?
i think the world must be pretty corrupted to accept Beast and worship it in book of revelations. ready to be judged by God when all those who still have faith in Jesus gets killed and God finds none righteuss left on earth. This is where the earth is ripe to be harvested. When humanity as we know it ceases to exist in the truly fallen world who follows beast and anti-christ. Only then there's actually a reason for Jesus to come get us, who are still left, out from here to heaven.
Rev 9:20-21 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: (21) Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Rev 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
That's people blasheming God when tribulation is going on and they are suffering. And Jesus hasnt returned yet as it says in following verse:
Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.