Do most Christians reject the rapture belief?
- PaulLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
Yes, the original and true Christian Church, the one Church Jesus Christ founded, which He said was to remain one, to which He promised the fullness of God's truth, has never accepted such manmade beliefs, which no Christian on Earth ever heard of before the doctrinal chaos of Protestantism began a few hundred years ago.
- ANONYMOUSLYLv 61 month ago
CHRISTIANS KNOW THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE RAPTURE, No, there’s not. The “Rapture” refers to a passage in First Thessalonians, chapter 4, which talks about Christians being “caught up” in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Many Christians believe, and the “Left Behind” books promote, that this being “caught up” to meet the Lord will occur before the Great Tribulation which is headed our way in the near future. Christians will simply vanish, meet Jesus somewhere in the air, and then return with Him to Heaven to await the end of time.
But notice, in verse 17, Paul says that “…we who are alive, who are left,” shall be caught up. Remember that…those who are “left” get caught up to meet the Lord.
The “Left Behind” books get their name from a passage in Luke 17 and a similar passage in Matthew 24 which talk about the coming of the Lord being like the days of Noah and the days of Lot. Matthew 24 puts it this way: “As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man…they ate, they drank, they married and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man. Then two men will be in the field, one is taken and one is left. Two women grinding at the mill, one is taken one is left.”
“See,” Rapture enthusiasts say, “One is taken, one is left…the Rapture! Jesus takes the Christians and leaves behind non-Christians!” Two problems with that interpretation: First, Jesus’ coming is being compared to the days of Noah and the days of Lot. After the flood, who was left? Noah and his family…the good guys…the bad guys were taken! After Sodom and Gomorrah went up in smoke, who was left? Lot and his daughters…the good guys…the bad guys were taken! Second, remember 1 Thessalonians? It says that those who are “left” get to meet Jesus in the air. The good guys are left behind to meet Jesus.
In other words, you want to be left behind so that you can get caught up in the clouds to meet Jesus in the air and accompany Him back to earth at His 2nd and final coming. There will be no Rapture like the one the Left Behind books talk about…that view is not scriptural.
- RalphLv 71 month ago
The fact of the matter: No: Not if you are a true believer of God The Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior holy word the bible, it is called being caught up to God, read 1 Thessalonians 4:17, read Psalm 51:17Source(s): King James holy bible
- LudwigLv 71 month ago
Because it is a heresy dating from the 1920's and dreamt up by the Plymouth Bretheren.
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- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
Why would anyone believe something made up 1830 years AFTER Christ? John Nelson Darby came up with that.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- k wLv 71 month ago
dunno what others think, but I suspect it's a set-up, for something else....
- 1 month ago
Most Christians reject reality, so all things are possible in their world.
I don't mean to insult most Christians. Most have been victimized from birth.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
Which version of that rapture belief do you mean? There are several! There are even those who adamantly condemned all Protestants for teaching a rapture doctrine, but recently revealed their own version of how a select few in their midst would all die then be whisked up to join Jesus at His return, and they would participate with the angels and previously deceased Christians in Armageddon. It will all happen invisibly, they claim, so when they disappear, all their followers will think they have been taken up to Heaven.
Anyway, the 'rapture' was taught in the Latin Vulgate Bible in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. The Latin 'raptus' (gives 'rapio') and means 'caught up' which is what Paul is teaching - some being caught up to join Christ, the angels and predeceased saints in the sky, at Christ's return. That's the rapture doctrine. It is taken to be a spectacularly visible event. And whether many or few Christians believe it or not is irrelevant to the fact that the Bible teaches this. Jesus also explained the same in Matthew 24:30-31. Why don't people just read their Bibles? It's all in there!
- yesmarLv 71 month ago
My personal experience is that it's about half.
- 1 month ago
Yes, Catholics and Orthodox make up about 70 percent of the worlds Christians and they do not believe in the rapture.