Question

Does Jesus know the day and hour of: The Rapture? 1 Thess 4:13-18 

Answer

This is a good question because it raises some important issues. The Bible does not teach that there is going to be anything called the “rapture.” What the Bible does teach is that Christ is going to return, the “dead in Christ” will be raised first, and then those who are alive “in Christ” will meet him in the air. All of this comes from 1 Thess. 4:13-18.

Where do you find anything in the Bible about a “rapture”? I searched 5 different versions of the Bible on my computer, and that word is not in any of the texts.

Read carefully what Peter has to say about Christ’s return in 2 Peter 3:

10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

There’s not going to be a time that Jesus comes for a “rapture” and then comes back later. Peter wrote that upon Jesus’s return the earth would be destroyed. >> >>2. His Second Coming? Rev 19:11-21

According to Matt. 24,

36“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

In Matt 24:35 Jesus said :No one know the day or hour , not the angels in >heaven, not the Son but only the Father >> >>Is this true of both the Rapture and His Second Coming?

Again, there is no teaching anywhere in the Bible about something called the “rapture.”.

By Michael Molloy

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