RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH


     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 __________________

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What will become of believers who have already died? I Thes. 4:14-16 ______

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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 (toddrcook@biblestudies4u.info)

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