I recently engaged in a debate (May 26, 2006) against preterist Gary DeMar on the topic of “The Great Tribulation: Past or Future?” One of the points I made in favor of the tribulation as a future time was that one of the biblically defined purposes for that seven-year period, as it relates to Israel, did not occur in the first century. So just what is God’s purpose for Israel during the tribulation?
Ice, Thomas D., "God's Purpose for Israel During the Tribulation" (2009). Article Archives. 122.