I tend to agree with your view. However, there are many others who have all sorts of positions on the timeline of Revelation.
I think the best thing to do in regard to the Book of Revelation is to not get too “tied” to a particular view because there are several approaches to its meaning - I just feel like God’s going to work it all out His way, so it’s just best to live today for Him and be faithful to what He has already plainly taught us in Scripture.
I wish the “pre-trib” people were correct, but I, like you, tend to believe that we will go through some major persecution. You can see it coming. God didn’t spare the first century Christians from facing terrible times, why should we be any different?
i can see evidence for both views, pre, and in the middle of the tribulation. i personally see more for the latter than the former.
my own personal views are if pretrib is right, i will happily accept it. if not i know i’ll either die fighting or be going upwards at the midpoint.
rev3:10 also supports an later rapture as the word most often translated “from” (from the hour of temptation) can also be translated “through”.
I also think of Noah. Noah and his family were not raptured out of the worldwide flood, they were kicked around all over by the largest torrents and storms ever to hit the earth, they were carried through their tribulation.
[[God didnt spare the first century Christians from facing terrible times, why should we be any different?]]
Because we’re special- seriously htough- the first persecutions were not end timesd related- nor are current persecutions- in only just a few short decades a couple hundred million CHristians have been murdered for their faith or tortured-
I personally don’t know what position to take- I beleive in pretrib, but am resigned to the idea that I could be wrong- I’ve heard strogn arguments for all three positions ‘pre-mid-post’ trib. I’ve coem to a fairly certain conclusion that the trib is meant for the Jewish nation- Whiel Christians are adopted Jews/children of God, (there’s soem evidence that we may even be descendents of htel ost tribe of Ephraim, making westerners mostly jewish anyways- but there’s also some evidence that this isn’t true- not sure what to beleive hteir either) but the end tiems are to brign hte nation of Israel back under God- not the gentiles-
Marv Rosenthal teaches mid trib I beleive, and he’s got soem strogn points- however, post trib also has soem strong points too-