Apologetic: The Rapture is Exactly Opposite of What the Bible Says

Rapture day is at the door! The rapture trumpet can sound anytime! It will be suddenly and unexpectedly!

Only those who are perpetually ready for rapture will hear the rapture trumpet become transformed gloriously and caught up into the sky for the glorious trip to heavenly New Jerusalem with Jesus Christ and the heavenly angels.

Many people are usually wondering about exactly what will happen on the inevitable glorious rapture day.

Therefore, the essence of this inspirational post is to reveal the amazing events that will happen on rapture day according to divine revelations from Lord Jesus Christ to some of his dedicated prophetic seers.

As a rapture watcher, don’t give up your rapture blessed hope. Whether people believe it or not, rapture day is inevitable! You must be perpetually ready for the glorious rapture.
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Interestingly enough, you have stated Catholic theology.

The rapture isn’t going to happen, why are so many people obsessed with this?

Where is the word “rapture” in the bible?:smiley:

There will be no “Rapture”. The Catholic Church does not believe in it or teach it in any way. Give us some “proof” where you first got this idea!!. I think it’s only about 150 years old or so. God Bless. Memaw

Prove it! God Bless, Memaw

“The Rapture” was invented by a protestant preacher. Here’s the last line from wikipedia:
Pre-tribulation rapture theology was developed in the 1830s by John Nelson Darby and the Plymouth Brethren,[12] and popularized in the United States in the early 20th century by the wide circulation of the Scofield Reference Bible.[13]

Forget about it and go to Eucharistic Adoration. :slight_smile:

AMEN, AMEN AND AMEN, God Bless, Memaw

While I do not disagree with you and I also understand the Rapture to be a recent protestant invention, it begs the question on what Matthew 24 means when two are at a field and one will be taken. Anyone wanna enlighten me?

Some believe that the UNRIGHTEOUS will be taken and the RIGHTEOUS will be left. Noah and his family were left in the ark and the rest of the world was taken in the Flood. When Sodom was destroyed, Lot and family were left while everyone else were taken (destroyed). There are probably other examples I could mention, but you get the idea.:shrug: Jesus parable of the wheat and the tares the reapers took the tares to be burned and left the wheat behind to be harvested.

I will what on Our Lord and if I am to suffer then I will indeed do so

:thumbsup: This is, I believe, the correct explanation.

(Also, some exegetes, including many Catholics, apply Matthew 24 to the destruction of Jerusalem.)

I really enjoyed the fictional book series regarding the rapture, but the Truth is the mighty book of Revelation. Come Lord Jesus!

I have often considered that this whole Pre-tribulation “Rapture” doctrine has evolved by people who want to believe that God will spare His church from the coming time of tribulations, but that’s not the way I see it laid out in the New Testament.

I think many people lack courage enough to admit that the future may well bring on suffering for all Christians comparable to , or even worse than those endured during the first three centuries of Christian history. If they can endure then so can we.

I have an article on my blog that deals with the scriptural errors of the The Rapture?

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Hard to believe I used to think this was sound doctrine. If God Raptures the Church away then who is the AC going to pursue? Leave behind the damned and the phony Christians and who is left for tribulation. Kinda defeats the purpose.

Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. Matt 6:34

There is no rapture to avoid coming trouble. And it would be a bad idea anyway

11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)

The rapture is 100% opposite of what the Bible says.

Matthew 24 is often cited as proof of the rapture…

As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of an. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man. Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. (Matthew 24:37-41)

Christ says that the end of time will be like the time of Noah. In the times of Noah the ungodly were swept away while the godly remained on earth. This is exactly opposite of what the rapture says. The rapture says that the godly will be taken away while the ungodly remain on earth. The rapture is exactly opposite of what the Bible says.

1 Thessalonians 4 is also cited as proof of the rapture…

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

The phrase “go out to meet” is used throughout the Bible and was commonly used in ancient times. It refers to the custom of leaving the walled city to meet an enemy in battle or of leaving the city to escort a visiting dignitary back as an honored guest. It is like going out to meet the President of the United States at the airport and then escorting him back to the city with great pomp and honor.

*When Jacob came from the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him, and said, “You must come in to me; for I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So he lay with her that night. (Genesis 30:16)

But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. (Genesis 33:4)

Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare, and went into the tent. (Exodus 18:7)

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. (Luke 15:20)*

Going out to meet the Lord in the air was a reference to Jesus return on the clouds. We will not go with him to heaven but rather he will return with us as to earth an honored guest. This is exactly what it says in the Book of Revelation…

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; (Revelation 21:2-3)

There will be no “catching up” into heaven. Jesus will return at the end of time, the dead will rise, and Jesus will dwell with us. That is what the Bible says. The rapture is completely, absolutely, 100% unscriptural. It is 180 degrees out of phase with what the Bible actually says.

-Tim-

Actually, the word kinda is in the Bible: 1 Thessalonians 4:16 says, “only after that shall we, who are still left alive, be taken up into the clouds, be swept away to meet Christ in the air.” In Latin, that would be, “deinde nos, qui vivimus, qui relinquimur, simul rapiemur cum illis in nubibus obviam Christo in aëra.”

The word rapiemur, then, is the source for the word ‘rapture’. So, the word shows up in the Bible… what’s not in the Bible, however, is the doctrine of the rapture. That’s something that you have to jump around the Bible, piecing together a tenuous string of out-of-context references in order to cobble together the notion of the ‘rapture’ as some would believe in it!

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