The false doctrine of the Secret Rapture
Which is taken: the wheat or the tares? (A.K.A. The rapture of the church is a lie)
The word ‘rapturo’ from the latin is where people get this idea. But Scripture was not written in latin. Scripture was written in Hebrew. The verse (1 Thes 4.17), where the latin translated ‘rapturo’, uses not as most would say ‘harpazo’ but ‘arpagesometha’ in the greek. You will need to note that this verse is in regard to the coming or appearing of the Messiah and not some secret event. Paul continued telling the Thessalonians in 2 Thess 2 that the coming of the Messiah would not occur until after the great apostasy has occurred and the man of lawlessness is revealed. Paul in 2 Thess. told us that those who would say that the day of the Messiah’s coming was imminent (that it could happen at any time – as do the ‘rapturists’) are trying to deceive us.
Note that they were delivered not by some secret way but before the eyes of all. They were present during all of the plagues on Egypt and were present during the wrath being poured out on Pharaoh and his armies. They were present yet preserved (natsal) in the midst of it.
Written by Teresa Smith
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