Will There Be A Rapture?
"Christianity Questions and Answers" podcast CQA 014
My friend Virgil recently asked: “I would like to know if you believe in the ‘Rapture’ and could you give me some scripture references?” Do you also like him wonder: Will there be a rapture?
In this podcast I answer the question: Will there be a rapture?
Here’s a key passage mentioned in this podcast:
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,[a] that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 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, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV)
Another key passage:
“ I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’” (1 Corinthians 15:50-54 ESV)
Here’s one more:
“You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:40).
Will there be a rapture. Please listen, read the Scriptures and decide.
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