A Study Of The Rapture

The return of the Lord is a truly exciting idea for Christians. When the Lord returns again, His people will be glorified and redeemed. It will be the end of our sorrows and troubles here, as well as the beginning of being with the Lord forever. Paul prayed, “O Lord come!” (1 Corinthians 16:22) and that is our prayer as well.

Regrettably, there are a number of false ideas circulating about Jesus’ return. For example, despite clear biblical admonitions which state that no one can set a date for Jesus’ return (1 Thessalonians 5:2), many try. Others believe that the Lord will come and rapture His people off this planet before a time of terrible tribulation. It doesn’t seem to matter what is going on in the news, someone interprets it to mean the rapture will happen soon.

A few years ago the Persian Gulf War was seen as a harbinger of the end. Now it is obvious that it wasn’t, so people are making a fuss about Y2K and the Kosovo conflict. Rapture fever seems to be growing.

This writer wishes to take an opposing view of the rapture by arguing from Scripture that the rapture cannot happen in 2005, 2006 or any other future year. Why? Because the rapture is simply not taught in Scripture. It is simply not true.

The following are three reasons why there will be no rapture ever:

See here.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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