According to the bible, the event will be instantaneous, in the twinkling of an eye. This any moment return of the lord, the first stage of his coming, is called the rapture of the church, because he will catch away all his people and take them to be with himself john 14. Also if we dont teach about the rapture of the church, there are many false bible teachers willing to teach them that there will be no rapture. Bible verses related to rapture from the king james version kjv by relevance sort by book order 1 thessalonians 4. This theory grew out of the translations of the bible that john nelson darby. Learn more about the book of revelation in bible history daily. The old testament contains some startling clear evidence supporting the concept of a pretribulation rapture. It is not what the book of revelation or the bible teaches. Just like many other christian brothers and sisters, i eagerly long for the second coming of the lord jesus. This view holds that the rapture will precede the sevenyear tribulation, which will culminate in christs second coming and be followed by a thousandyear messianic kingdom. There are 3 theories to the time rapture of the church will take place in relation to the great tribulation period. The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the. There are a few others, but these are the primary sources that are considered the clearest explains of the rapture in the bible.
There are several theories about the timing of the rapture. Scriptures on the end times the rapture the raising of the church into heaven 1 thessalonians 4. Historicist interpretations see revelation as containing a broad view of history, whilst preterist interpretations treat revelation as. In case of the rapture, this vehicle will be unmanned or the rapture. You do not have to go through the sixth seal and the seventh seal and the seven trumpets and then be raptured. The rapture is a captivating topic, but what do we actually know about it. Why the rapture isnt biblical and why it matters kurt. Prewrath rapture posttribulation rapture dispensationalism. At the rapture, the lord will descent bodily in the air for his saints, both for the dead and for the living 1 thessalonians 4. Now, i have been trying to point out that while the rapture has no signs given as preceding it, what we are seeing in the world is preparation for the events that will follow the rapture. The rapture is an eschatological concept of a minority of christians, particularly within branches of american evangelicalism, consisting of an endtime event when all christian believers who are. In this view, the rapture which is the transformation and catching up of all christians, dead or alive, to meet christ in the airwill be secret, for it will be unknown to the world. But, after studying scripturefor decades, currie has come to see that accepting the bible means rejecting the rapture. Parents must love and open the doors to learning and books other than the insidious bible and stories such as the left behind series.
Wang lan is an important coworker of a certain local church. Did you know that 55% of americans believe in the rapture. The true meaning of rapture in the bible eastern lightning. This paper will demonstrate from the bible that the socalled secret rapture idea is a spurious teaching that, frankly, gives endtime christians nothing but false hope. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. This is part of the series of events described in the book of revelation that will occur during the end times. The 66 books of the bible contain an incredible number of prophetic teachings that answer the questions people are asking in this time of uncertainty and chaos.
As for being raptured, theres a mystery here that we human beings cant see into and cant clearly explain. There are many christians who believe that the second coming of jesus christ will be in two phases. And so, most christians in the history of the church have believed in one. The left behind movie, the book of revelation and the rapture. There are ancient history books that are mentioned and recommended by the bible. The word rapture is never used at least not in the book and the ranks of the. But just what is the rapture and is it even found in the bible. First, he will come for believers, both living and dead, in the rapture read 1 thessalonians 4. There is no judgment, no punishment, and it will be a glorious day for all believers. In this theory, christians will be taken up before the great tribulation daniel 9. It is true that bible prophecy contains a lot of bad news concerning the future of this world. I stand on the belief that the rapture is invented by man because he is afraid to suffer.
Study 9 the rapture of the church words of life ministries. First, he will come for believers, both living and dead, in the rapture read 1. Once the rapture occurs the action splits between those who are raptured and their experiences in heaven the same kind of story as t the actual rapture doesnt occur until halfway into the book. In this new bible study based on left behind, readers will delve into the biblical truth behind this fictional account of the.
Pretribulationism distinguishes the rapture from the second coming of jesus christ to earth, mentioned in the gospel of matthew, 2 thessalonians, and revelation. As we have seen, when the rapture occurs, every single american who is a bornagain believer in jesus christ will suddenly disappear. Teaching kids about the rapture and end times revival. This word is not contained in any standard historical edition of any bible. For every christian, the goal is to be along in the rapture. You will not find the word, but you will find the teaching. An inspiring introduction to the holy book the gideons. Seeing that the lord jesus didnt come back in 2000, many brothers and sisters had become cold in faith and love since then. This book presents the doctrine of the pretribulational rapture of the church. The rapture is an end times event where jesus christ returns for his church.
The book of revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible. Bible verses related to the rapture from the king james version kjv by relevance sort by book order 1 thessalonians 4. What the bible really says about the rapture the bible. The rapture is when christ comes back and takes every christian that is still on this earth and resurrects all of those who have died and takes them to heaven with him. We are both very pleased with this fullcolor prophecy chart book that not only has a. The rapture, which is the first event that kicksoff the. The book sheds light on the intensity and importance of this endtimes topic. Old testament support for the rapture in case of the rapture. The word rapture isnt used in the holy bible, but the idea of judgment day. The word rapture does appear in the bible soothkeep.
The word rapture is taken from the latin rapio for the two words caught. The rapture is central to endtime theories so much so that people often assume that its clearly explained in the bible, especially in the book of revelation but the truth is its pretty. Professor tom meyer, who memorised more than 20 books from the bible, said. All christians do not agree on every detail of what will occur in the final events of this worlds history. The ancient book of jasher is the only one of the that still exists. The rapture describes the snatching away of the church christians.
The rapture is an eschatological concept of a minority of christians, particularly within branches. This will cause enormous disorientation and disruption for all the. The rapture is now commonly understood to refer to a time when believers. Bible lessons on the rapture, 2nd coming, signs of the times that reveal we are living in the last days. Revelation before one asks the question of when the rapture is said to take place. For sure the word rapture does not show up in any bible i have ever owned. Revelation as a panoramic view of church history from apostolic times to the present. But all that news is for unbelievers for those who have rejected gods gift of grace and. There is a book of the bible that some have attempted to ban from public libraries because it was deemed unsuitable for children. It is a story of fear, barbara rossing gives a different view of the book of. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. Book of revelation, a bible handbook to revelation, ed. But neither will you find the trinity by name in the bible, nor the word mission.
The specific word rapture is not in most english translations of the bible but it is in some of the languages of the bible including italian and romanian. In this remarkable book the worlds most careful and thorough scriptural. The thought of the end times doesnt have to evoke fear in us. Many ask is the rapture biblical and the answer is yes. That glorious moment when jesus takes those who belong to him up to. By wayne jackson occasionally you may see slogans such as. When one examines the panorama of biblical history it is amazing to find. The pretribulational rapture viewed from the bible. A library of bible knowledge in compact form, this book contains more than 10,000 subjects, sermon outlines, and questions fully answeredall supported and proved by more than. What does the bible say about the rapture i want to look at three major texts that are often used to point to the rapture.
Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. That glorious moment when jesus takes those who belong to him up to heaven to be with him eternally. Rapture marks the end of the dispensation of grace and the start of the great tribulation. It is commonly asserted that the word rapture doesnt appear in the bible, and this absence is held forth as evidence that the teaching of the rapture is a falsehood. Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. The meaning or definition of the rapture is the idea that the coming of jesus will take place in two separate stages.871 1284 586 300 410 1254 705 406 924 845 563 1050 1120 260 1305 277 709 837 1436 898 1285 993 1068 1229 561 538 408