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Where Is The Word Rapture

Where in scripture does the word "rapture" appear? More importantly, is there a secret rapture mentioned specificlly in scripture? 2nd question: Where does this theory of the rapture originate? Is it Catholic as I've been shown thru religious historical record?

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Never found in OT or NT where Christ said He would take "us" up other than on the Last Day. In Revelations 3 Jesus said He would "keep" the Philedelphia church from the hour of Temptation. Keep doesn't mean take up to heavan. Everywhere keep is found denotes GOD guarding or taking us through something as He did with OT saints and early church. The Rapture is endtime false doctrine that will cause many not be prepared for maryterdom as Christ warned us to be ready for these times.....
---yochanon on 1/29/08

It doesn't appear in scripture. Sounds like wishful thinking.

When Jesus comes everyone will know it based on the "sign of His comming" that is described in scripture. Many Catholic and Protestent theologions taught Post TRIB Day of the Lord's Return for centuries. In the late 1700's a Catholic Priest taught pre-rapure. In 1800's a 15 yr old girl had some pre-rapture visions and John Darby and other preachers retaught this view which started to dominate the main stream today.
---yochanon on 1/29/08

The actual word "rapture" does not occur in Scripture. A secret rapture is impossible -- how could the rapture of millions of Christians be a secret!! The rapture is very clear in Scripture in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17.
---Helen_5378 on 1/27/08

The word "Bible" is not in the Bible, so how can we know it is real? Just because the word isnt in there doesnt make it false. It's not a theory and it originated from the Bible.

Phil_the_Elder, after the rapture takes place, you can have my house and car if you want.
---tofurabby on 8/30/06

The OT"the Day of the Lord" referres to the Wrath of God. The Church won't be subjected to God's wrath, spoken often about in the NT. The "Day of Christ", should not to be confused. 1st Cor:15 gives the order of events, Christ the First fruits,Then those who are His at His coming,And then the Kingdom,when he will complete the promises of the Everlasting Covenant promised in Genesis 3:15.The 1000 Year Reign is mentioned 6 times in Revelations.
---kathr4453 on 7/27/06

The word "Rapture" does not appear in scripture but the Church will be "Caught up". I have never heard nor do I believe there is a "Secret rapture" The theory of the "Rapture" originates in the Bible when Jesus says He will come for His Church. Be careful of Catholics they're more about the traditions of men than they are Spiritual maturity.
---Ryan on 7/26/06

The Egyptians, Greeks and others had their own versions of it. In the modern era, Pope Clement VII commissioned Michelangelo to do his masterpiece "The Last Judgement" in the 1530s, which visualizes the artist's version of it.

And thats really what they all are, a version of some human's idea of what happens at the end of days - using bits and pieces from Revelations and adding plot. Each version unique as a snowflake, all claiming to be the right one and every other version heresy.
---Michael on 7/26/06

Darby may have coined the term, but the belief in the Rapture, in one way or another, has been around for longer. In The Pilgrims Progress there is a vision of a Rapture type event.
---mike8384 on 7/26/06

Colossians 2 speaks of "The Mystery of God" which is the church. Revelations 10:7 speaks of the "Mystery of God" being complete. Also before the last trump,also in 1 Cor.15. The phrase "Mystery of God" is used 2 times in Scripture. We know the Mystery is Christ in You, Colossians 1 .1st Peter says judgement begins at the house of the Lord. Could this prior time before Rev 10:7 be a last call for wilderness christians?? Any thoughts? Couldn't help but wonder.
---kathr4453 on 7/26/06

This is a repeat topic covered last December 2005 here is my answer from then.

There will not be two or even one rapture; Rapture is a false concept coined Charles Darby or by Margaret MacDonald in the 1820-30s. Refering to a Pre-Trubulation event the origional post-tribulation concept was never called rapture.
---Phil_the_Elder on 7/26/06

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