the pre-trib rapture is a lie.
God's purpose for the true church is to rise up and be a loving, unshakable, support for the Jews as they endure the wrath of the anti-christ. Of course, by being a friend to them, the church too will be persecuted. Persecution brings purity, and coincidentally, Jesus is coming back for a pure spotless bride.
While I was running the other day, God gave me two illustrations. The first was that no one running a long race would want someone to give them a "ride" for the last 100 yards to the finish line. He would look at the person and go, "No, I don't want a ride, these feet were made to run the whole race all the way to the finish."
the second was, if your wife is pregnant and in the 9th month, about to bring to birth and go thru that travail, that would not be the time to say, "see ya hon, good luck with that whole birth thing, i'm going away for a month." The church is to be with the Jew during this horribly, beautiful time. Horrible because of all the death and destruction, beautiful, because satan is cast out of heaven and the church will be able to do marvelous things with free access to heaven.