Are you ready for the Rapture?
- RuthLv 75 years agoFavourite answer
Is anyone truly ready? I think we all have doubts of our worthiness.
- JoeBamaLv 75 years ago
I don’t believe the Bible teaches there will be “a rapture” for the following reasons.
1. The word “rapture” is not in the Bible.
2. It is said that the rapture will be a “secret” coming of Christ, but the verses cited as being the ones that primarily talk about “a rapture” say that Christ will come with a “loud command”, “the voice of the archangel”, and a “trumpet will sound”!
3. Some mention Matthew 24. In this context, 3 questions were asked and answered. The questions in verse 3 are:
“When will these things be?” (“These things” = destruction of temple: verse 2)
What will be the signs of your coming?
What will be the signs… of the end of the age?
4. The answer about the destruction of the temple and the destruction of Jerusalem is included from verse 4 through 36.
It refers to “those days”.
It refers to signs.
Instructs believers to flee to hills. (Why would it matter if they were in the hills or in the city if this is speaking of a repture? The same with those being with child and it being in winter. Why would this matter if it was talking about a rapture?)
It says that this will happen in “this generation”.
This was accomplished in 70 AD.
5. The answer to the question about the end of the age (end of time) begins in verse 37.
Instead of “those days” it tells about “that day”.
It says there will be no signs.
No one knows when it will happen.
The righteous shall be rewarded in that day and the evil will be assigned a place where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
6. “Rapture” teaches that the righteous will be taken away and the sinful will be “left behind”.
Matthew 24 teaches that some will be taken and others left. It will be “just like the days of Noah” (verse 37).
In the days of Noah, normal life was going on. (verse 38)
Then the flood came and “took them all away”.
The evil were taken away (swept away) by the flood. (Verse 39)
“So shall the coming of the son of man be” (verse 39).
It will be Sudden. Without prior warning.
Jesus shall come and the evil will be told, “Depart from me” (Matt 25:41)
The evil will be taken away and the righteous will be left in the presence of Jesus. (In the place to which Jesus has come.)
The “Rapture” doctrine has the wrong ones being “taken”.
7. The flood of Noah was not a “secret” or quiet event where the evil did not see it when it happened.
Many people have predicted the rapture at various dates.
The Bible, however, says that if a person predicts something and it does not come to pass, then they have spoken presumptuously, they are a false prophet, and therefore we should not listen to them.
“When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” (Deut 18:22)
Among those who have predicted the rapture is Hal Lindsey.
He predicted it would happen in 1988. He said the righteous would be taken away by Christ, and the evil would be left behind.
Well 1988 has come and gone, and Hal Lindsey is still with us! This leaves only two possibilities.
Either Hal Lindsey is a false prophet, in which case we should not listen to him!
The rapture happened just like he said, and he was left behind, which by his own teaching, would mean he is not a true follower of God!
Either way, he doesn’t look too good!
When Jesus returns, the Earth will be destroyed. (2 Peter 3:10) There will be no earth for anyone to be "left behind" on. It will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night, just like the flood in the days of Noah. Normal life will continue right up to the end, and then Christ will come suddenly, the earth will be destroyed, and we will each face our judgment.
- DebbieLv 55 years ago
Many people treat the Rapture and Second Coming as two separate events and they are not. You're right, the word, Rapture is not in the Bible just as the word, Trinity is not. Paul tells us that Jesus will come and first the righteous dead will be raised and caught up to Him. Then the righteous living will join them. The wicked will be destroyed at His coming. Jesus and the righteous will ascend to heaven where they will be for 1000 years while the wicked are dead on the earth. There will be no secret rapture and the church will not be raptured during the great tribulation.
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- PubliusLv 75 years ago
What rapture? No, I'm not ready for Christ's return.
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- 4 years ago
Actually there is not such a thing. There is no rapture. According to the Bible one day Jesus Christ will appear on his throne with angels saround him and then he is going to divorce the people in two categories and send the half of them to the hell and the other half will take them with Him and his Father and the angels.
- Campbell HaydenLv 75 years ago
The Rapture will occur after I answer this question, and open my next Beer .... Yeeeee-Haaaaaay ....
See y'all in Heaven Boys & Girls!
WOW! -- This "rapture" bullsh't
is just like 100,000 SIMULTANEOUS ORGASMS ... with a r-e-a-l-l-y good pizza on the side !!!
** The Beer ain't bad either!
- Simon TLv 75 years ago
I need to stock up on useless junk to sell to people who think that the rapture is real.
- 5 years ago
The Rapture is fictitious.
- Anonymous5 years ago
I am ready to go any time. Especially on September 23rd like Isaac Newton said it would be; or on the 28th on the 4th Blood Moon. Here I come Jesus!!
- NousLv 75 years ago
Of curse not since only the sects and cults believe in that un-Chrsitian invention!
But the atheists and all the worlds religions welcome the chance to get the beer in, BBQ out and celebrate all the "Laugh at the Chrsitians days"!