This completely changes the meaning of the verse. It will be very obvious when Jesus comes again! For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away , so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
Matthew says that when Jesus comes it will be like it was in the time of Noah—some people will be saved left and other people will be destroyed taken. You can think of it like this, imagine a flood swept through your town. Those who escaped, were left behind by the waters of the flood, while those who lost their lives were taken away by the water.
Therefore, we can see that the Bible does not support the idea of the secret rapture for the saved. Those who hold to the idea of a secret rapture also believe that there will be seven years of tribulation following the rapture and that during this time individuals who were left on earth will have another opportunity to accept Jesus and be saved. Is there any Bible evidence for this belief? There is no seven-year period to reconsider our lives and change our destiny.
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. That is not to say there will not be a tribulation. However, does Scripture support the interpretation that Christian believers will be raptured, and taken away from the tribulation, leaving only the wicked? Similarly, right before Christ returns, the faithfulness of the elect will cause them to be the target of the ungodly, bringing about a time of persecution and great tribulation.
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However, just as throughout all of Biblical history, God preserves His elect. When the last day judgments are poured out on the world, God will shield those who follow Him with all their heart and mind. Historically, the belief in the secret rapture is relatively new. Of course, the truth of a teaching is not dependent upon who believes it, but whether or not it is in line with all of the Scriptures.
Thus, as we have seen, the teaching of the secret rapture is not found in line with what the Bible teaches about the Second Coming of Jesus. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.
And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
Luke NKJV , " 'Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left. Ecclesiastes , for example, refers to "the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth". What will become of your pets when you are snatched up to heaven? Really bad stuff is predicted to happen during Tribulation. How safe will a small fluffy dog be?
Who will look out for the interests of an indoor cat, a tank of fish who actually have quite narrow temperature requirements, or a bird with only a few words of English? Post-Rapture Tribulationists in the United States have a possible answer. Founded in June , they now cover 22 states. He's a retired executive, and "a lifelong activist in the culture war between theist demagoguery and free thinkers. Centre is emphatic that the offer is not a hoax. We're saying in very clear language that we do not believe, but if we're wrong, and you're right, then we're here. Centre says the notion originated in a chapter of The Atheist Camel Chronicles in which "I mused over the end time theology There could be a large market.
He hasn't been able to learn how many think Rapture will precede not follow Tribulation. How's business? Email is pouring in, "more debates than customers," Centre says. But it's not a joke. Ten percent comes from angry or reproachful Christians.
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They're feeling us out. That's not very many. Don't Rapture believers care about animals? At any moment. Okay so, I forget what I was doing, but like halfway through the dream, like we me and a friend from volleyball we're outside. All of a sudden loud trumpet music started playing and a white thing. The only way I can describe it is as an angel, you know how like that one man in the Bible saw a bright lite and went temporarily blind? It was just like that minus the blind part and I didn't say anything but then all of a sudden I started rising like up to the sky, and I remember I was really happy because I knew that like it was Jesus coming back.
I woke up like before I got to heaven but I remember looking down and seeing the world. I was laying on my couch with my child. In the dream, I fell asleep the day turned to night very fast. As I was dosing off the winds began to blow getting stronger and stronger, and they swept through the house.
I heard what sounded like an alarm but in the dream, I knew it was the rapture. I ran toward my mother's room holding my child I fell looking back then I popped up out my sleep. I just had a dream that I was at home and walked out the front door. Then an image of Jesus appeared as a gigantic cloud figure. As I stared at it, the brightness of a thousand sunrises began illuminating the figure, and the trumpets started playing, and the clouds began to part.
My daughter and I were suddenly rising into the sky. Then I landed in the sky, on white clouds, and I knew it was judgment day. I woke up before I could see my God. It felt so real, and I was greatly disappointed to realize that it was a dream. I know the rapture will be upon us soon and we all need to prepare and reach out to any and everyone. I dreamed I along with other people were in a room with a big window. I said look! Some were Christians. But when I awakened I could hear the scriptures to those who are looking for me will I appear without sin unto salvation.
I had a dream Jesus Returned, yall. I was in the house, and I was looking out the storm door and all of a sudden it was Cloudy. Then I heard Trumpets, and the trumpets were loud, and it felt so real. No one was outside, but me and my heart was racing!!!!
So next thing you know I heard the angels singing He's coming, the Lord is coming, and it was like they were singing faster and faster and then the sky opened up like a portal from heaven. In the middle of the air there was a bright rainbow color I have never seen before; then to the left corner of my eyes, I saw Jesus walking in the sky. He was walking, but I could only see his shadow. As soon as he walked to the opening a big ball of light came and disappeared. I woke up in disbelief.
I never had a dream like that I honestly think it's getting closer and closer till Jesus returns. I just hope my family and I can get through those pearly gates. Mary : United States I saw the second coming in my dream. Last night I dreamt about the end time. In my dream my brother and I were driving along a high way when suddenly I saw diff clouds forming, I saw different moons and saw another bigger brighter moon and some activity was taking place in it.
So immediately we stopped the car and came out, but to my surprise, the earth had vanished. I had a dream where I was at my church walking down the steps to leave from church on a Sunday Morning, after going to Sunday School and Church service. So we walked, and I heard thunder. I was like what? So, I looked up, and then I saw it. I was frozen, happy, terrified, sad, and just FULL of emotions. At the beginning of my dream, I saw my sister coming home with a couple of friends from having a night out, and they were all drunk, but they went downstairs in the garage to drink more. In my dream I went outside to the balcony, but it was different, much bigger, dark and cloudy there were no stars in the sky, and there were so many people just talking and being friendly as if I just walked in on a bible study group.
All of a Sudden I stared up into the sky it was night time and I saw these two bright circle lights that were like magnetic about to touch together. As soon as they touched a ripple effect happened like how you drop a stone in a river and the clouds that covered the sky opened up, and there was a beautiful massive full moon. Every person that was on the balcony saw it, and we all knew in our heads it was Jesus Christ giving us a sign that he is here.
Everyone on the balcony including myself just jumped up with excitement, we were all so happy and shouted so much praise to our Lord. It was that moment, I turned around, and I saw the stairs leading down to the garage in my house. In my dream, I was outside with my husband. There was a blue sky and a rolling hill to my right.
We noticed birds in the sky. They became very noisy. A great chatter. They were flying in small groups of five or six. The small groups of birds were flying in circular motions. I noticed a group of birds fly over the rolling hill to my right and then they came up and encircled a child and they flew upward. Then there were more birds, and they were coming close to us.
A group of birds circled my husband, and they were taking him upward. I looked, and my husband was clothed in a long flowing white-silvery gown. Then I was encircled with birds, and when my feet left the earth everything was in slow motion, and I felt such relief and great joy. I started hooting and hollering and did a backflip as the birds flew around me as we went up into the sky.
It was glorious! Hi, I would like to add my testimony to those who have dreamt about the coming of the Jesus Christ. Ever since l was a child l have been blessed with the gift of accurately dreaming things and events. Having dreamt the same dream twice, l sometimes feel like the Savior will come during my lifetime. My first dream of the Saviors coming was when l was young. It was during the night and there commence to be a huge commotion with big stones and lighting coming from heaven with people running everywhere trying to hide saying, Jesus is coming.
During the confusion and having the courage to look up to heaven praying in my heart, and l beheld Jesus coming from the east accompanied by many angels. It may sound just like an ordinary dream but in the dream, it won't be a pleasant situation; it's very very scary because of the earthquake and sounds of heavy lightning and thunderstorms coming from heaven. I was in a white truck, and we were rushing because it was getting dark. So these ladies, who were my best friends family, left me in the corner of my neighborhood like a block away from my house.
I ran because I was scared, and I had my little brother and my other brother I was trying to get to my house like crazy. I ran trying not to pay attention, and I ran to the very last block not even noticing that I missed my home. The block and trumpets started to be heard, and I see people doing drugs so I go back and I finally found the street where I live.
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I still have my two brothers running with me in total fear I was scared, so I made it to my house with my 2 brothers. When I got home my grandma, and my mom had a lot of dogs. She told me she gathered them because she didn't want them to get hurt.. As I was going inside, I wake up I don't know what that dream is, but I'm scared I don't know if I should be scared or not please let me know what it means. Last year I dreamed about the coming of Jesus. I saw Jupiter and some planets appearing in our sky. Then, when I look down outside because I'm at the 7th building, I saw all the people looking up at the sky.
Then it started to become dark, then, I saw the air open, and the bright light appears and the angels holding trumpets. I'm so sad because I know that I'm a sinner and I'm not ready for it.
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I woke up at that point He showed me the sky, the sign that he is nearly coming I have a dream that I was thrown by 3 helicopters to where there was no home no people only Forrest and I was trying to find someone's house. At last, I found a small clean river with a different kind of fish. While looking at those fish, I heard the trumpet noise from above and when I looked up Jesus was coming with the angels.
At the same time on another side of the river I saw a grave, and from there some of them were flying to the sky to lord savior Jesus Christ, and I was worrying, am I not going to be with them? At that moment I woke up from my dream. The first and second dreams were before going to India from my country, and the third was from India I want to know.
I believe my lord savior Jesus Christ want me to know something Help me in Jesus name I pray. So I had a dream one night, about a bright white light in the sky and a voice clearly saying we are waiting for the final trumpet to be sounded and I woke up. Can anybody help me figure out what this means? Response: The very short and incomplete version When speaking of the last trumpet to blow I believe is speaking of the seven trumpets in Revelations.
Many of those who study Eschatology consider the first six trumpets to be calls to the sinners for repentance with each succeeding trumpet bringing a still worse disaster than the one before. The seventh trumpet does not bring any disasters or plagues but glorifies God and announces His kingdom. However, others believe the Rapture will come after the tribulation, and that the seventh trumpet to sound will be at the Rapture. Shaking ground earthquake very straight road elderly all around rumbling dark swirl clouds lots fast stars coming straight for me, then I'm gone.
My dream is a bit scary honestly, but it felt insanely real. The dream started with me standing by an old rustic vehicle it was dark outside, and I could feel a sense of panic around me. I started walking towards a field when my mother immediately approached me from behind, walking hastily pass me. I was completely thrown off by her urgency, however, mimicking her steps I began to ask her "what was going on?
Based on the life I was living I was going to hell. Being that I am a believer in God, I began to panic. I then saw Jesus standing alone.
I ran to him and began crying. I asked him if what my mother had told me was true. He stood quietly. With every second of silence, I started to slowly die inside. I then realized at that very moment we were officially at the end of days! I turned around and noticed everyone was staring at the sky all of them on their knees, praying. I began crying harder, and Jesus walked with me to a huge crowd of people standing in a field and stood by my side. I cried to him and asked him where it was that I was going. He looked over at me and told me you would see. And I fell on my knees shut my eyes to begin praying and immediately my eyes shot open, and I had woken up.
I had a dream of the rapture once; I haven't had one in awhile, this was the only one. All I remember is that I woke up and I was looking outside my window, and I saw these amazing bright lights, and I could not believe my eyes, there were thousands and thousands of angels flying over my city, Gathering those who God had called their own. Now, this part has me still in awe to this day. All the angels were going around, and I watched how amazing this is, I didn't feel scared or worried, I felt happy.
All of a sudden an angel flies towards my window and looks at me, moving closer and closer and closer, and I can see the face. The angel was beautiful, and it all turned to slow motion, and I woke up. I never had a dream like that before, and because I did, I want to live the rest of my life constantly chasing after Christ. Luisa: Mexico. Long ago, I am not sure is the rapture, in my dreams, I was pull up to the sky my mind was awake elevating at high speed. I landed on a tall reflecting building, and I could see my reflection wearing a white robe. Johnnie: United States.
Ok, my dream was about a train. The train was a passenger train, and I look up in the sky, and I could see a train traveling thru the sky in the clouds just like it was on an air track traveling thru the sky. My son Jimmy was in the dream also, and he was watching the train traveling thru the sky Roma: Philippines. I dreamt that I was watching people dressed in white cotton outfits quietly going up using white never-ending staircase without the handle.
I knew my brother was there too, but we never talk. Tony : United States My father passed recently from Alzheimer's complications and my mother is ailing. Never had that dream again but it shook me to the core because I knew in my dream dad was already gone but I was flying up with my mom and sister like were flying up to meet with God.
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