Matthew 24; Secret Rapture


I am writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

Did Jesus Refer to a Secret Rapture?

 

But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Matthew 24:37-41

 

  

While the Bible never speaks or even alludes to a secret rapture, some have tried to twist Matthew 24:37-41 around to where it sounds like a secret rapture. Two are in the field, one is taken the other is left. They try to make it sound like the one being taken is secretly taken away. However the passage very clearly says, that as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man, when the flood came and took them all away. Who was taken away at the flood? The wicked were taken away and destroyed while the righteous inherited the earth. Likewise when Christ returns the wicked will be taken away and destroyed while the righteous inherit the New Earth.  It clearly is not the righteous who are taken away, but the wicked.

2 thoughts on “Matthew 24; Secret Rapture

  1. when i used to be Southern Baptist. the fire and brimstone Preacher used to talk on this subject and called it THE RAPTURE. But i thought it funny that their was no mention of THE RAPTURE in the Bible. Only that He will come as a theif in the night and no not the hour of which He will come..They interperted it as THE RAPTURE, themselves. I take this lesson as i have been taught in Sabbath School, to mean,those who are in Christ shall be taken up to meet Him in the sky and the rest shall remain here on Earth. And those who are asleep in Him shall be risen as well. No Rapture..

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