The English word "rapture" comes from the Latin word rapio. In the Latin Bible the word rapio is used in I Thes. 4:16, 17. In the English Bible the phrase is "caught up." The English word "rapture" is not in the Bible. The phrase "caught up" is in the Bible, which is what rapture means. Please read I Thes. 4:13-18. Who will be caught up? I Thes. 4:17 _______________________________________ Are those who will be caught up Christians or non-Christians? I Thes. 4:13, John 14:1-3________________________________________________________________ Who will the Christians meet in the air? I Thes. 4:16-17 __________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ What will become of believers who have already died? I Thes. 4:14-16 ______ ___________________________________________________________________________ Where will those who are caught up always be? I Thes. 4:17 ________________ What is the Rapture called in: John 14:3 _________________________________________________________________ 2 Thes. 2:1 _______________________________________________________________ Rom. 8:23 _________________________________________________________________ What will take place at the Rapture in: I Cor. 15:51-54 ___________________________________________________________ Phil. 3:20-21 _____________________________________________________________ What will believers be raptured from in: I Thes. 1:10 __________________________ I Thes. 5:9-10 ____________________ Rev. 3:10 _____________________________ Godís wrath will be poured out on the earth during the seven years of Tribulation in chapters 4 through 19 of Revelation. Note that the church is not in these chapters because Christ will have caught up the believers in the church.
By Pastor Todd R. Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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