You’ve torn out the verse about being caught up to meet Him in the air?
What other verses have you also torn out of the New Testament?
YOu said — “Christ said “I have foretold you all things”, after years and years of searching through scripture I still yet cannot find Him saying ONE word RAPTURE or anything about the mythical ideology of RAPTURE.”
Well, I wouldn’t depend on the fact that the English word — rapture — is not found in the Bible. I say that, because the word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, either — but it is fully described. The word “Trinity” simply happens to be a short-hand method for saying in one word what would take paragraphs and pages to say otherwise (in “explanation” and “proof”).
Likewise, the word “rapture” is a short-hand method for saying in one word what would take paragraphs and pages to say otherwise (in “explanation” and “proof”).
And, by the way, one cannot be a Christian if they don’t believe in the “Trinity” — since that’s a core and fundamental belief of Christianity.
As a side note, our English translation of the Bible (the one you and I read) has only been around for about 400 years — while the Latin version of the Bible has been around for over a thousand (and more) years. It’s the Latin version that contains the word “rapture” (in the Bible). We’ve just taken the Latin word and carried it over into English and cleaned up the pronunciation a bit for our English ears.
So, actually the word “rapture” — is — in the Bible. You just have to be reading the Latin Bible and not the English Bible.
AND, one more thing, before you demand it be in the “English” Bible. The Bible was not originally written in English...
Sure you have...If you've read the bible as you say, you've seen it...But believing it's another thing, eh???
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.
The Rapture is a resurrection...Surely you've read about resurrections in the bible...
Anything in those verses you may have missed in the past???
and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
You notice that live people go UP??? They go up and head towards and beyond the NORTH star...There's a lot more detail in the scriptures than many people realize...
Did you also notice that these live people that go up are with the Lord from that moment on??? Know what that means??? No Judgement...No condemnation...
That's a resurrection...That's a Rapture...And you know what else that means??? That means there are no un-saved folks going up...Non Christians will not be 'ever with the Lord'...That's strictly a Christian event...
And if only Christians go up, that leaves a tremendous amount of people on the earth...And they of course, are alive...They are LEFT BEHIND...
The word Rapture isn’t in the Bible. It talks about a taking away, which is the same thing.