in my opinion, one cannot claim to follow the rapture and sola scriptura at the same time. I think that the raptura is in a sence the achillies heel of sola scriptura. I remember a conversation that i had with a protestant once.
Me: Where is the rapture in the bible
Him: [begins quoting multiple verses that supposedly support his position]
Me: wait, wait wait, thoes verses don’t actaully say what you are trying to make them say. Can you quote for me a specific passage in scripture which gives us a detailed endtimes timeline beginning with the rapture of the faithfull? Where is that in the bible?
Him: You won’t find any specific passage that says that.
Me: So then why do you, a person who claims to go by the bible alone, believe in it?
Him: The reason why you can’t find the rapture in the bible is becuase you only read the bible, you don’t study it. By studying the book of revelation in depth you will find many passages which support rapture teaching.
Me: So basically what you are saying is that the rapture and the end times timeline arn’t explicitly stated in the bible but through study we can find many passages which support this believe implicitly?
Him: yes I would say that
Me: So whay is it ok for you to interpret the bible and find the rapture implicitly stated in scripture, but its wrong and unbiblical for me to find the immaculate conception and assumption implicitly stated in scripture?
He really didn’t ahve a resonce for that.