NOwhere in the scriptures does it speak of a secret rapture as many churches teach today... Look it up for yourself... Jesus said...
I pray not
that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou
shouldest keep them from the evil.
People will argue this point with Matthew 24...
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come
But it doesn't say which will be taken first... Clearly in Matthew 13 it shows the wicked will be gathered first in the two parables...
Let both grow
together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will
say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind
them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
The Son of
man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of
his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Noah wasn't raptured out of the flood... Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was not raptured out of the furnace...
It is recorded...
passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the
rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through
the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.
And it is also recorded for our immediate future...
glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God
of Israel in the isles of the sea.
The evil will be taken and the good will be left to glorify the Lord in the fires... They will be able to walk through the fires without harm...
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the
hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?
who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;