Instead, they expect to remain on Earth through the tribulation and “meet [the Antichrist] on the battlefield” at the end of time.
The rest of them would be left behind for a period of tribulation that was going to end five months later—on October 21, 2011.
But there are those who believe that humans have a role to play in the tribulation.
For those holding these beliefs, the main curb to violent action rests in their understanding of how the tribulation begins.
And such a battle and tribulation as they had with their vassals, the magistrates of Leith!
In joy or in pain, in happiness or in tribulation—gratitude!
tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope, and hope maketh not ashamed.
My heart makes a noise in me for my country, but the day of her tribulation is near.
Then follows a description of the awful leader of evil during the tribulation time.
In 1820 that Society was emerging from a period of tribulation and repression.
early 13c., from Old French tribulacion (12c.), from Late Latin tribulationem (nominative tribulatio) "distress, trouble, affliction" (c.200), from tribulatus, past participle of tribulare "to oppress, afflict," a figurative use by Christian writers of Latin tribulare "to press," also possibly "to thresh out grain," from tribulum "threshing sledge," from stem of terere "to rub" (see throw (v.)) + -bulum, suffix forming names of tools.
trouble or affiction of any kind (Deut. 4:30; Matt. 13:21; 2 Cor. 7:4). In Rom. 2:9 "tribulation and anguish" are the penal sufferings that shall overtake the wicked. In Matt. 24:21, 29, the word denotes the calamities that were to attend the destruction of Jerusalem.