Rapture

Rapture

Merriam-Webster

1: the final assumption of Christians into heaven during the end-time according to Christian theology

Strong’s

The word Rapture does not appear in the Bible.  It is derived from the Latin word ‘raptus’ which is used for the Greek word harpazó.
G726 harpazó – seize by force; snatch up, suddenly and decisively

Scripture References

1 Thessalonians 4:17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.

Commentary

The word Rapture is not found anywhere in scripture.  The verse that is attributed to being about the rapture is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 where Paul makes the statement that at Y’shua’s return we will be “caught up” in the air to meet him.  This has led countless numbers of people to believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.  The pre-trib rapture concept was manufactured in the 1800s in an 18 year old Plymouth Brethren girl’s dream (Margaret McDonald), told to her Pastor, John Darby, and then relayed to C. I. Scofield who bought into the dream as revealed truth. Scofield placed this pre-tribulation rapture notion as a footnote in his popular Bible, hence the spread of the myth.1Swank, Preaching a pre-tribulation rapture weakens the church. Retrieved from http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/swank/080622

 

 

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1. Swank, Preaching a pre-tribulation rapture weakens the church. Retrieved from http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/swank/080622
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