Scripture reveals the common church interpretation of the Rapture ( The Taken Away ) is totally FALSE.
What does scripture and the Messiah actually say on the subject?
Messiah uses an example from Noah’s time to explain the concept of the rapture or being ” TAKEN AWAY “.
36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 “As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,
40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be TAKEN and one will be left.
41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be TAKEN and one will be left.
In verse 39, the flood came and “TOOK THEM ALL AWAY”.
The example is, being TAKEN AWAY by the flood, is being TAKEN AWAY to destruction. The ones on the ark were LEFT BEHIND by the flood.
Apply that to verse 40 and 41, and the man in the field and the woman at the mill that were TAKEN AWAY are the ones that are destroyed, and the ones LEFT BEHIND were the ones saved.
Rapture proponents will take the argument that scripture is saying Noah and his family were TAKEN AWAY by the flood and saved. The ones LEFT BEHIND were DESTROYED.
But Luke disagrees with that interpretation and clearly states that the ones that were TAKEN AWAY by the flood were DESTROYED.
Luke 17: 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man.
27 People were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage – right up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and DESTROYED them all.
John 13:37-43 Messiah explains to His disciples the meaning of the parable of weeds that He had given the crowd a few verses earlier.
37 He answered them, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,
38 the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.
39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
40 As therefore the darnel weeds are GATHERED UP, burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age.
41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will GATHER UP OUT of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,
42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
The reapers will come and GATHER UP OUT of His Kingdom all who do iniquity, LEAVING BEHIND “the righteous” who will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their father.”
Again those GATHERED or TAKEN AWAY are the ones receiving punishment and those LEFT BEHIND are the ones receiving salvation.
The Kingdom of Messiah will come to Earth, it will crush all other kingdoms to peices. It will be established above all other nations and the Torah, instructions, will go out from YAH-rushalyim, Jerusalem.
Messiah is coming back to His chosen, they do not go up to Him.