There are seven primary arguments that are given for believing that the rapture will be “Pre-Tribulation.” They create the acronym, “pretrib,” and they are:
This post will examine the fifth argument: The Rapture vs The 2nd Coming.
The Argument: The argument here is to draw a distinction between the Rapture (the coming of Jesus for His Church), and the 2nd Coming (the coming of Jesus to begin His Millennial reign on Earth).
The Analysis: The main point of this argument is to correct several arguments that confuse the two events, and could cause someone to believe that the Rapture and Second Coming are the same exact event. The distinction allows for the Rapture to take place independently.
The Conclusion: There is no argument for the Pre-tribulation rapture here. This observation simply draws a distinction between these two events, and states that the Rapture happens first.
Note that all positions regarding the Rapture (at least, all that I have encountered) support the idea that the Church is not subjected to the Wrath of God.