Jude's epistle warns of great apostasy in the end days.
Jude's epistle is located just before the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the Churches, so I truly believe great apostasy IS happening before the rapture, during this age of grace, the church age. That is my understanding of the chronology of things that were, things that are, and things that are to come.
I do believe the rapture is imminent and by that I do mean any second now! That is scriptural --- http://www.gotquestions.org/search.p...x=0&search.y=0 .
Being sure of salvation is the issue before us at this pivotal time, IMO. When Jesus raptures the church bride we will then have perfect knowledge, and until then what we need to have is faith at least as great as a mustard seed.
New International Version (©1984)
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this."