|Latin – Rapio.
Greek – Harpazo.
English – Rapture.
|} To catch away, to snatch
} away or to take out.
} cf. Rev 3:10.
The Rapture is very different to the Second Coming as a number of verses prove.
‘After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
Paul instructs us that the concept is to encourage.
‘Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:18.
The Church does not have to endure God’s wrath
which starts at
‘For the great day of His wrath is come and who shall be able to stand.”
His promises re this are in:-
Romans 5:9. Ephesians 5:6. Colossians 3:4.
1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9. Revelation 3:10.
Date : 30/11/-0001