Rapture Cover up?
I Corinthians 15
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
For those of you who are not familiar with the term rapture, let me take a moment to explain what it is. The rapture is when Christians all over the world instantaneously leave this world and go up to heaven. All that will be left of them is their clothing, jewelry, etc.. This is shown throughout the bible, people leaving this world and going up to heaven. The reason for the rapture is the end of the church age (Christians) and God going back to fulfill his promise to Israel, to be their king. All that believe that Jesus died for their sins will go up in the rapture. All who do not believe will be left behind. People disagree when the rapture will occur. Some say it will be before the Anti-Christ appears to the world. Some say it will be at the mid point of the tribulation. The tribulation for those that don't know is the hell on earth that will occur during the 7 year reign of the Anti-Christ. There are others who say there will be no rapture and that people are just misinterpreting the bible. The word rapture is never actually used in the bible, it comes from the Greek word rapiemur or catching away.
I Thessalonians 4
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
The term was taken from verse 17 where it says "we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds". I am of the belief that this event will happen and it will be at the beginning of the tribulation, right before the Anti-Christ comes on the scene. I believe there will be chaos around this event. Most people agree with that.
The popular belief amongst Christians is that the rapture will cause mass panic. They say airplanes will be falling from the sky with no pilots, cars will crash into each other with missing drivers, and all these people will be missing every where. Another popular belief is that young children and babies will go up in the rapture as well. The reason being is that God will not subject those innocent lives to the horrors of the tribulation. This would make a lot of sense from a moral humanistic stand point. In this blog I will dive into my take on the rapture and the day following it.
I did another blog about UFO's being used to cover up the mass disappearance of millions of people around the world (rapture). Now I am going to take a different angle on the subject. I will focus on the United States which where I am from. I was thinking about the rapture the other and how they would explain it away. UFO's and aliens have long been thought to be the excuse for the rapture, which could well be.
I am not sure how many Christians there are in the Unites States, but my estimation is that there are not many. My reason being is that the gospel of grace is hard to come by in this country. The vast majority of churches do not preach the gospel. Many born again Christians complain that they can not find a church to go to that preaches the gospel (faith alone in Christ for salvation). All the churches throughout the country preach salvation by works or something else than the simple gospel. All Christians get saved by putting their faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation. They believe Jesus Christ was God and that he died for their sins, and rose from the dead. Salvation is a free gift from God that no amount of good works could ever merit. These churches all preach some kind of false gospel. Because so many churches preach a false gospel and there are so few that preach the true gospel, I believe that there are not a lot of people who are actually saved in America. America is a Christian country too. America is in a sad state, most people are completely wrapped up in this world and have no time for God. The few that do seek God will have trouble finding him. Satan has flooded the world with his false gospel and it will snare the majority, because it appeals to their pride. Because of this lack of born again believers, I do not think that many will disappear in the rapture. I will go out on a limb and say there may be less than 1 million who will go at the rapture. There may be as few as 500,000 going at the rapture. I know that you are thinking, half a million people disappearing all at once, will be a major deal. I do not believe it will be that big of a deal. Hear me out. The moment the rapture happens, Satan will sound the alarm and all the demonic spirits will go into action. I believe there will be mass chaos breaking loose all over, think of the riots in the summer of 2020, but way way worse. I mean every town will be going crazy. This could be kicked off by anything, a financial collapse or food supply collapse. Anything could set things off. There could be a massive stock market crash, 10,000+ points in a day. Bank runs, war with China and Russian knocking at our door. Think total unbridled chaos, like this nation has never seen. All of the events going on these last few years are preparing people for the big one. Like the US capital attack, The Seattle siege, BLM riots, etc.
In the midst of total chaos people will begin to notice their family members have gone missing. This may take weeks for many people who have friends and loved ones living alone or they rarely see. The police departments will be overwhelmed with homicides, burglary, rioting, structure fires, you name it. Police will be walking off the job, remaining officer will be going 24+ hours without sleep. Police will be getting killed on duty. Amidst all this chaos, missing persons reports will begin to trickle in. They will go largely unnoticed. That is if there are any police at the station, and if they will let anyone in. I believe Satan will do a media black out or sweep the internet clean of any Christian material, he may do both. It will be hard to gain information about is going on.
There is a popular belief that all the babies and young children will go up in the rapture. I do not agree with this. The Bible also does not agree with this. No where in the Bible does it say that children will be spared. That is difficult for most people to comprehend. God has never spared babies or young children, in many cases he orders them to be killed.
6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
Children have not been spared throughout history. Children went through world war 1 and world war 2. They suffered horrific deaths. They witnessed things that permanently scarred them for life. They were treated with pure brutality. Those wars were fought to bring Gods people (the Jews) back into the land of Israel. For that part of Gods prophesy to be fulfilled children had to die. For the next part of God's prophesy, children will have to die. They will sadly die horrifying deaths. They will be subject to evil never seen on this planet. I do not take any joy in saying this. I am just of the belief that children will not be spared. My hope is God is merciful of them. These unsaved people and there children will be dealt with like the enemies of God in the Old Testament. He will wipe them out. It will be horrifying.
That is my take on the rapture. It could go a number of different ways. What I am sure of is that once the Christians go, there will be mass chaos and the Anti-Christ will show up and have a solution for all of it. Get saved while there is still time.
I hope this article was informative to you. If you are not a Christian, I invite you to get saved now. Tomorrow may be to late. To get saved all you have to do, is admit that you are a sinner and that Jesus Christ died for your sins. The only way to take away sins is with the pure shed blood of Jesus Christ. Good works can not take away sins. If they could, then Jesus Christ died in vain. Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the dead as payment for all sins. Once you believe that, you are saved forever. You did nothing to earn it and you can do nothing to lose it.
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;