There is a rapture and it takes place after the tribulation (Mat 24:29)
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” – Mat 24:26-31 KJV
In this video, Pastors Steven L. Anderson and Roger Jimenez go into great detail and depth to explain why the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine is false and how and why the modern Protestant church hierarchy forces this false teaching on the members.
Pastors Steven L. Anderson also eludes to the possible dire consequences of this false teaching and how an expectation of an imminent return of Christ is opportune for a deceiver or antichrist to appear on the scene and claim he is the Messiah. By believing that Christ will return prior to the conclusion of the tribulation period is opening one’s self up for deception.
Don’t fall for anyone claiming to be Christ that is on earth. When the Son of Man returns, He will come in great power and glory and His army of angels with Him. There will be no doubt that this is Jesus, the Son of God.”
“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” – Mat 24:31 KJV
In the previous verse, “from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” implies a place not on earth but rather in the air (four winds) or a “heavenly realm.” This is where we the saved will be gathered from when Christ returns.
Link to video: http://youtu.be/jTmZHDb_sP8