In order to study salvation for the tribulation period, we must apply verses that pertain to the tribulation period and discover what they say. When a man studies Salvation in the tribulation and truly believes the word of God as it is written without reinterpreting anything. There will be no doubt that salvation is by faith and works in the tribulation.
First of all, we must establish the purpose of the tribulation in order to fully understand it.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
"thy people"(Daniel's people are the Jews) Also, the "holy city" is Jerusalem (Jewish) And we know that "finish the transgression, make an end of sins and reconciliation for iniquity" all pertain to the Jews. A Christian makes an end of their sins the moment they believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. To say Christians must go through the tribulation, therefore, means you do not believe Christ's death on the cross cleansed your sins. So we have established that the tribulation period is solely for the Jews. Now, we must look at what verses pertain to the tribulation.
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
This is an all-time favorite verse by Catholic apologists and other minions of Satan that preach works salvation for Christians. However, as always, we must remember to dispensationalize the verse ( Different messages are given to different groups of people, in different time periods.)
Let's see what audience James is addressing in this verse
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
In the above verses, it is obvious this pertains to the tribulation period "last days"and "coming of the Lord draweth nigh". Still doubtful? Let's look at the introduction to the book of James
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Who are the twelve tribes? Even a blind bat could tell you the twelve tribes are the Jews.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins teaches works salvation.
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Read Matthew Chapter 24. This parable definitely belongs to the tribulation period and speaks of the rapture of the Jews. And this portion of scripture definitely teaches works salvation!
You will never find any Christians in the tribulation. Only Jews, such as the 144,000 in the book of Revelation.
Notice also, the gospel in the tribulation has nothing to do with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is all about fearing God (which is works).
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
"Fear God, and give glory to him"? This is works! Where is Jesus? This Gospel is nothing alike Paul's gospel! Here is the Gospel Paul gave the Christians.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
These are clearly different gospels to a different group of people in a different time period.
This next verse nails the coffin on this debate
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
"they that keep the commandments of God"(Works) "and the faith of Jesus" (faith)
Clearly salvation by faith + works. All you have to do is believe God's word as it is. Don't you dare reinterpret it or go back to the Greek and claim it means something else. If it says salvation is by faith and works it means just that.
Taking the Mark of the Beast during the tribulation will send you to hell.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Salvation in the Tribulation is by works and faith and this is why no Christian will ever go through the tribulation.