Can anyone name the biblical verses that support the idea of the rapture?
Also, when we die, do our souls go to Heaven now or do they remain with the body until the second coming of Christ?
BY THE WAY, I'm not looking for answers on whether or not this is what you believe. I'm just looking for people who have enough biblical knowlege to answer these questions. Thanks.
Thanks alot, firestoneeasetech ... if you can't give anymore information than that, then why are you even answering?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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- JoeBamaLv 71 decade ago
The Rapture is not a biblical idea. It is a twisting of a few verses that talk about the seconding coming of Christ or the destruction of Jerusalem (that happened in 70 AD).
One example is Matthew 24 beginning with verse 36. (The verses before this deal with the destruction of Jerusalem.)
(This section has the "two will be in the field..." verses.)
This section tells about the second coming of Christ. This is compared to the flood of Noah. At least twice the second coming of Christ is described as being just like the flood. The points made are 1- no one knows when that day will be, 2- normal life will continue until that day, and 3- some will be taken away.
The question you should ask is who will be taken and who will be left. Also where will those taken be taken to?
Again these verses say the coming of Christ will be like the events of the flood. These verses say at the flood, normal life continued "until the flood came and took them all away." Who was "taken away" or swept away by the flood? It was the evil! "So shall the coming of the Son of Man be!"
When Christ comes, the evil will be taken away (from him). The servants of God will be left in the place where Christ has come. In other words the good will be left with Christ. Matthew 25 records that the evil will be told "Depart from me...".
Where will the evil be taken to? The Bible compares it as brush gathered up and thrown into a fire.
Again, those left will be left in the presence of Christ!
The Rapture theory has the wrong ones being taken and the wrong ones left behind.
Please read Matthew 24, beginning with verse 36, and Matthew 25. Read these verses slowly and carefully!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
1 Cor. 15:50, “I tell you this, brethren: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” I think that this should help to answer the rapture question and there is no where in the bible that rapture is even mentioned.
This should take care of the question that you have regarding soul.
Let us now consider the Bible’s use of the term “spirit.” Some people think that “spirit” is just another word for “soul.” However, that is not the case. The Bible makes clear that “spirit” and “soul” refer to two different things. How do they differ?
Bible writers used the Hebrew word ru′ach or the Greek word pneu′ma when writing about the “spirit.” The Scriptures themselves indicate the meaning of those words. For instance, Psalm 104:29 states: “If you [Jehovah] take away their spirit [ru′ach], they expire, and back to their dust they go.” And James 2:26 notes that “the body without spirit [pneu′ma] is dead.” In these verses, then, “spirit” refers to that which gives life to a body. Without spirit, the body is dead. Therefore, in the Bible the word ru′ach is translated not only as “spirit” but also as “force,” or life-force. For example, concerning the Flood in Noah’s day, God said: “I am bringing the deluge of waters upon the earth to bring to ruin all flesh in which the force [ru′ach] of life is active from under the heavens.” (Genesis 6:17; 7:15, 22) “Spirit” thus refers to an invisible force (the spark of life) that animates all living creatures.
The soul and the spirit are not the same. The body needs the spirit in much the same way as a radio needs electricity—in order to function. To illustrate this further, think of a portable radio. When you put batteries in a portable radio and turn it on, the electricity stored in the batteries brings the radio to life, so to speak. Without batteries, however, the radio is dead. So is another kind of radio when it is unplugged from an electric outlet. Similarly, the spirit is the force that brings our body to life. Also, like electricity, the spirit has no feeling and cannot think. It is an impersonal force. But without that spirit, or life-force, our bodies “expire, and back to their dust they go,” as the psalmist stated.
Speaking about man’s death, Ecclesiastes 12:7 states: “The dust [of his body] returns to the earth just as it happened to be and the spirit itself returns to the true God who gave it.” When the spirit, or life-force, leaves the body, the body dies and returns to where it came from—the earth. Comparably, the life-force returns to where it came from—God. (Job 34:14, 15; Psalm 36:9) This does not mean that the life-force actually travels to heaven. Rather, it means that for someone who dies, any hope of future life rests with Jehovah God. His life is in God’s hands, so to speak. Only by God’s power can the spirit, or life-force, be given back so that a person may live again.Source(s): The bible The book " What does the bible really teach" If you would like a copy of either of these books you can request one on line at www.watchtower.org
- 1 decade ago
1 Corinthians 15:51-53: "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17: "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.
41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Here are some:
I Corinthians 15:51-52 "Let me tell you a secret. Not all of us will die, but all of us will be changed-in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will be raised never to decay, and we will be changed."
II Corinthians 12:2-4 "I know a man in Christ. Fourteen years ago-whether in his body or outside of his body, I do not know, but God knows-that man was snatched away to the third heaven. I know that this man-whether in his body or outside of his body, I do not know, but God knows-was snatched away to Paradise and heard things that cannot be expressed in words, things that no human being has a right even to mention." (In this case, Paul's trip to Heaven was a foreshadowing of the Rapture to come.)
I Thessalonians 4:16-17 "With a shout of command, with the archangel's call, and with the sound of God's trumpet, the Lord himself will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever."
Revelation 4:1 "After these things I saw a door standing open in heaven. The first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this."" (In this case, the words "after these things" come from the Greek word "metatauta," which connect the previous passages to the next. The previous passages discussed the "church age," which will no longer exist after the Rapture.)Source(s): NIV Study Bible, Zondervan, Page 2007
- 1 decade ago
1 Corinthians 15:51-54, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, John 14:2-3, Revelation 4:1-2, and much more. Study the Word and God will reveal this and other blessings which are coming soon!
- 1 decade ago
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
- 1 decade ago
The End Times
1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise [a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge."
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?"
7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time. [b] When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed."
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?"
9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
11 "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
13 "As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance."
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
and the WHOLE book of REVELATION
- 1 decade ago
actually, the idea of "rapture" isn't in the bible. revelations speaks of end times, but it doesn't say anything about some people being left and others taken to heaven. that is an idea that comes from the fiction "Left Behind" series i think.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
- michael_gdlLv 41 decade ago
There is non.
it is based on the visions of an England noun
the after wards events are linked in many Christians belief to be in the revelations book (apocalypses)