"For [at the Rapture] all the saints and Elect of God are gathered, prior to the Tribulation that is to come, and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sins." - Ephraem the Syrian, A.D. 373 (Grant Jeffrey, Final Warning [Toronto, Canada: Frontier Research Publications, Inc., 1995], 306, as cited in John Hagee, From Daniel to Doomsday [Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999], 114.)