An exposition on "rapture" theology over at reasonablefaith.com
There's no indication in the Bible that believers will be raptured before tribulations. This is an American teaching that is basically a crass commercial marketing technique that has emerged from televangelism. Americans can't take pain and are scared of the world, ergo God will see to it they don't suffer. This is what they need to believe, not scriptural.
God causes it to rain both on the just and the unjust. No exceptions. Your own observations should have told you this. God is not a get-out-of-jail ticket in this life. Christ is a get-out-of-jail ticket in the life to come. Christians are urged to sell their garment and buy a sword. This means stand ready to fight for yourself and your loved ones and to endure. Survivalists are acting on the Word of God.
It is painful to see what televangelists have done to the gospels. They have perverted them almost beyond measure. I was just watching Kenneth Copeland trying to convince his flock to pursue unity with the catholics at the Vatican. Some of this stuff is unbelievable.