The prevalent and jealously guarded position of most Christian ministers is that of a "pre-tribulation rapture," a removing of all believers in Messiah before a period of seven years of terrible trouble and persecution on the earth under the anti-Christ or anti-Messiah (Matthew 24:21). Indeed, to disagree with this doctrine has been the end of many preacher's career! However, is this what the Bible teaches? For an exhaustive look at this information, please read the article, The End of Days. Here, we'll take a quick look at this position.

In Romans 11, Paul goes to great lengths to explain that non-Jewish believers are "wild olive branches" grafted AMONG "cultivated olive branches":

     ", being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partakers with 
of the
rich root of the olive tree" Romans 11:17

The "rich root of the olive tree" is ISRAEL (See Are Two Houses Scriptural? for complete explanation).

Ephesians 2:12 reaffirms that we JOINED Israel when we accepted Messiah:

     "remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the
     commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and
     without God in the world."

Now that we have accepted Y'shua, we are NOT separated from Him, and we are now INCLUDED in "the commonwealth of Israel." We are all part of the "tree of God," using the picture Paul painted in Romans 11.

Therefore, if only believers are removed from the trouble of earth during the "pre-tribulation rapture" then God IS a respecter of persons (in contradiction to His Word, Acts 10:34) and makes a distinction, leaving part of Israel to suffer under the anti-Messiah.