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To: CynicalBear

caught up does not mean rapture.

I can be caught up in a maze and not find my way out of it. Or caught up in a task and get distracted from fixing supper.

What about the Bible saying that Christ will only come once more at the General Judgement?

Doesn’t a rapture insinuate that Christ comes and takes some people.

At the General Judgment (Book of Revelation) is when we see Christ coming on a cloud.

28 posted on 04/01/2012 3:11:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
>>caught up does not mean rapture.<<

Oh really?

First of all I would have thought you would have put more time investigating the meaning of rapiemur. I’m disappointed in your response Salvation. Did you actually think the RCC made a mistake in the Dewy Rheams and the Latin Vulgate as well? Check here;

Even the answers found at would disagree with the Catholics on this forum it seems.

“The word Rapture is connected to the Latin word rapiemur, which appears in Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians in the Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible. It means to be raised up or caught up: Therefore, Catholics believe that those Christians who are still living at the Second Coming of Christ will be gathered together with those who have died in Christ to be forever with the Lord. Catholics do not generally use the term Rapture, nor do they believe in a Rapture that will take place some time before the Second Coming, as do many Evangelicals.” Jim Blackburn

It would appear that in fact Catholics do believe in the rapture but at a later time than many Protestants.

Now that brings up a question. If Catholics think the faithful Christians will be here during the time of the wrath of God they obviously believe that faithful Christians will experience the wrath of God. Would you please show from scripture where faithful followers of God had to endure His wrath as Catholics evidently believe they will in the end times?

40 posted on 04/01/2012 5:28:44 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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