Christians will be judged first. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 1 Pet. 4:17 How will this happen and when? When Jesus comes for His bride and she meets Him in the air, you have just been judged. Did you go or stay? Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted WORTHY to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36 Only those that are WORTHY (that's a judgment) will be taken in the rapture before the tribulation. By the way, that does not mean we will not face persecution, trials and tribulation before the rapture. But the rapture is before "THE" tribulation. God has a set time for "THE" tribulation. He doesn't just rapture His people out of trials and tribulations continually. Examples of people not being raptured are happening right now with the Christians in the middle east being beheaded. He loves them too. But there is a set time. We have to remain steadfast and strong no matter what we may face before that time and never deny Him. (Matt.10:33) If you find that Christians are missing and you don't know what happened to them and can't find them and there is no trace of where they went. You will see the 7 year peace treaty being signed with Israel and that is your "sign" to know that the tribulation has begun. You were judged and found wanting. NOT WORTHY. Then will be a time of testing for you. You still have yet another chance to truly surrender your life to Him and love Him with all of your heart. But you will face pure hell on earth. Most of the people going into the tribulation will have to lose their lives to inherit eternal life at that point. If you die and did not really surrender to Him during this time, hell still awaits your soul. ETERNAL LIFE IS FREE RIGHT NOW!!!! (John 3:16) Take up your cross and follow Him. (Matt.16:24) Ask Jesus to show you why He made you and what you are to do for Him. That is why you are here. To serve Him!!! God bless you guys!