I feel that there are a lot of scriptures that those on either side of the debate could make a case for their belief. that is why when all is said and done I agree with what Mom said and the is the "Pan theory". I say that because I think all to often Christians get all bent our of shape arguing with each other over this issue and it can leave a bad witness to the lost. I may lean toward a post or at least mid trib time frame but our salvation does not hinge on which view one has on this issue. The only difference is because I do think we will be here for a part of it that causes me to take a look at how I am going to prepare where as if I don't think I will be here then I might not do any preparation. Scripture says that no man can buy or sell unless he has the mark, number or name of the beast. It says "let he who hath understand count the number of the beast" which to me means do something to prepare for that time. i.e. Storing up certain items, learning to barter and becoming more self sufficient. Anyway as I have said I am not going to let a difference of opinion on the issue become a bone of contention between me and other believers.