The word Rapture does not appear in the English translation of the Bible. TheBible was not wrote in english, it was Greek, Hebrew and Aribic.
returning from Arabia - Paul's letters. In his first letter (1 Thessalonians) Paul revealed the Lord's return.
"and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us fron the wrath to come. 1 Thessalonians 1:10
"For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?" 1 Thessalonians 2:19
"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 voive of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are alive shall be CAUGHT UP TOGETHER with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we be with the Lord." 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
Notice the following order. Jesus predicted He will return to receive us John 14. The church was born on Pentecost with 3000 Jewish converts Act 2, Paul was converted and spent time seeking God in Arabia Acts9, The Gentiles were grafted in at Caesarea and were accepted by the Jews Acts 10, and Paul was called to be a preacher to the Gentiles and revealed the Rapture mystery. God waited untill the CHURCH was born and GENTILES were grafted in before revealing the Rapture mystery.
Note The Phrases; Caught up together 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Gather together in one ephesians 1:10 and Our gathering together unto him 2 Thessalonians 2:1.
The English word used to describe being CAUGHT UP and the GATHERING TOGETHER is the word Rapture. The argument against Rapture teaching is that this word is not in the Bible. Well neather are the following theologial words not in the English Bible, The word demon, the phrase millennial reign. The phrase second coming or second Advent and the word trinity, yet we use these phraises to discribe Biblical events.
Definition of "CAUCGHT UP TOGETHER" The Greek word reveals why we call it the Rapture. The Greek phrase "caught up" is the Greek word HARPAZO. Saint Jerome translated the Bible from Greek to Latin in the 4th centry, The Latin word for "caught up is RAPERE, The word means "TO TRANSPORT FROM ANE PLACE TO ANOTHER Thus the word RAPTURE.
In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Paul states " and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even
Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
In Revelations it states that the Tribulation is the wrath of God. Paul stated that we would be delivered from the wrath to come. All through scripture the believer was delivered from the wrath of God. Noah did not drown, God put him above the flood, The Children of Isarel did not suffer the plaugs of Egypt, but were spaired. So I believe that the Bible teaches that we will be spaires the WRATH OF GOD.
Look closely at the 10 vergens 10 were chosen but only 5 went in the 5 that was watching for His return.
We need to desern the signs of the times and be looking.
The rapture is a false doctrine taught by wolves. It began in 1830 from a 15 year old girl named Margeret Mc Donald. Tribulation has ALWAYS been for the faithful executed by the unfaithful... God Bless You and may you find the Truth...
CHRISTS' KINGDOM IS ON EARTH... HE IS COMING TO RULE ON EARTH...
Matthew 24:37-41 (Jesus speaking) But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days that were before the flood, THEY (the wicked) were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. And THEY (the wicked) knew not until the flood came and took THEM (the wicked) ALL AWAY; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
THEY and THEM are clearly the WICKED (ungodly unbelievers).
Verse 40 - Then shall two be in the field, the (WICKED) one SHALL BE TAKEN, and the other left.
Two shall be grinding at the mill; the (WICKED) one SHALL BE TAKEN and the other left.
Luke 17:26, 27 and 34-36 (Jesus speaking) As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the day of the Son of Man. THEY (the WICKED) did eat, THEY (the WICKED) did drink, THEY (the WICKED) married wives, THEY (the WICKED) were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed THEM (the WICKED) all.
...I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed,; the (WICKED) one SHALL BE TAKEN (destroyed) and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding together; the (WICKED) one SHALL BE TAKEN (destroyed) and the other left.
Two men shall be in the field; the (WICKED) one SHALL BE TAKEN (destroyed) and the other left.
RAPTURE believers think THEY will be the ONE TAKEN. If you think YOU will be TAKEN, lets see what Jesus says will happen to you.
Luke 17:37, Jesus answers the disciples question of what happens to the TAKEN ONES. Jesus said, WHERE THERE IS A DEAD BODY, THERE THE VULTURES WILL GATHER.
2 Peter 2:5 (Peter speaking) (God) saved (kept safe) Noah...bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly (WICKED).
Matthew 13:24-30 The parable of the wheat and the tares. Gather together FIRST THE TARES. Jesus continues, The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they will gather OUT of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity....
Luke 17:29,30 (Jesus speaking) ...(in) Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from Heaven and destroyed THEM ALL. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. THE WICKED were destroyed, once again.
Matthew 13:47-50 (Jesus speaking) Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but THREW THE BAD AWAY. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and SEVER THE WICKED from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire...
Once again the GOOD remain and the BAD are thrown away. THE WICKED TAKEN and destroyed "from among the just," who remain on the earth.
I Thessalonians 5:3 (Paul speaking) For when THEY (THE WICKED) shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction shall come upon THEM...and they shall not escape.
Matthew 24:21,22 and Mark 13:19,20 (Jesus speaking) For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved (survive); but for THE ELECT's sake whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days.
How can there be THE ELECT during this time IF they went in THE RAPTURE?
ELECT is also mentioned in Luke 18:7; Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12; Titus 1:1
Proverbs 2:21, 22 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall REMAIN in it, but THE WICKED shall be cut off (taken/destroyed) from the earth and the transgressors shall be rooted OUT of it.
Psalm 145:20 The Lord preserveth ALL that love him; but ALL THE WICKED He will destroy.
Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall NEVER be REMOVED;
Proverbs 11:31 The righteous shall be recompensed IN the (world) earth...
Psalm 101:8 I (God) will early (first) destroy THE WICKED of the land...
Psalm 119:119 All THE WICKED of the earth you discard (throw away) like dross.
Proverbs 25:4,5 Take AWAY the dross from the silver...Take AWAY THE WICKED from before the King...
Isaiah 5:24 and 29:5 The flame consumeth the chaff (WICKED).
Job 21:18 THEY (THE WICKED) are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth AWAY.
Job 38:13 (Speaking to God) ...take hold of the ends of the earth that THE WICKED might be shaken OUT of it.
Malachi 4:1 For behold the day cometh...and all that do WICKEDLY, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up...
Psalm 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land (earth) and dwell therein FOREVER.
Psalm 37:9-11 For evildoers (WICKED) shall be cut off (destroyed); but those that wait upon the Lord shall inherit the earth.
Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger...and He shall destroy the sinners thereof OUT of it (the earth).
Psalm 104:35 Let the sinners be consumed OUT OF THE EARTH (world), and let the wicked be no more.
Psalm 52:5 God shall likewise destroy THEE (THE WICKED) forever; He shall take THEE AWAY, and pluck THEE OUT of thy dwelling place.
The above are just some of the Scriptures that make it CLEAR that the righteous STAY, and THE WICKED GO.
Ezekiel 9:4-6 and Revelation 9:3,4 talk about THE WICKED being destroyed in the midst of the RIGHTEOUS