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  The Rapture
The key text referring to the rapture is 1 Thessalonians 4:16—17, which states, "For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.
In the case of the pre-trib view, Christ is thought to have three comings—one when he was born in Bethlehem, one when he returns for the rapture at the tribulation’s beginning, and one at tribulation’s end, when he establishes the millennium.
With respect to the rapture, Catholics certainly believe that the event of our gathering together to be with Christ will take place, though they do not generally use the word "rapture" to refer to this event (somewhat ironically, since the term "rapture" is derived from the text of the Latin Vulgate of 1 Thess.
www.catholic.com /library/Rapture.asp   (2177 words)

  Rapture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The later popularization of the term is associated with teaching of John Nelson Darby and the rise of premillennialism and dispensationalism in the United States at the end of the 19th century.
In general, believers in the rapture consider the present to be the end times, and offer interpretations of the various symbolisms in the book of Revelation in terms of contemporary world events.
Rapture Letters is a service that aims to send out letters to non-Christians whose loved ones have been taken up in the rapture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rapture   (5778 words)

 Rapture of the Church, Tribulation
Rapture of the Church is a phrase used by premillennialists to refer to the church being united with Christ at his second coming (from the Lat.
These included the secret aspect of the rapture, the revival to be experienced during the tribulation despite the removal of the Holy Spirit, and the reduction in the importance of the church involved in dispensational eschatology.
Pretribulationists (rapture prior to the seventieth week) and midtribulationists (rapture at the middle of the seventieth week) perceive the great tribulation as characterized by the wrath of God upon an unbelieving world from which the church is necessarily exempt (I Thess.
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 Rapture (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rapture, used by some Christian sects, refers to the End Times when the Redeemed leave the world.
Rapture (book), a book by David S. Sosnowski, chronicling the events that happen when angels begin to appear in the modern world
The Rapture, an online novel by Michael Harold, describing the rapture and end times as lived by its principal character, John Waite.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rapture_(disambiguation)   (331 words)

 The Partial Rapture Proof
Since the rapture spoken of here is a being gathered in the air, there is already a hint as to its being after tribulation.
Furthermore, pre-tribulation rapture is not based purely on our being born again as children of God, but is dependent on one other condition, which is, our keeping the word of the patience of Christ.
Others object that rapture is part of redemption, that since redemption is according to grace, rapture cannot be based on the concept of worthiness.
www3.telus.net /trbrooks/Partial_rapture.htm   (5338 words)

 The Rapture
Partial Rapture: some of the faithful are raptured just before the Tribulation; the rest are raptured during or at the end of the Tribulation.
Their "Rapture Index" is a number which attempts to predict the closeness of the date.
See: http://www.serve.com/rapture/ They compare various theories about the timing of the rapture, and come to the conclusion that the pre-tribulation rapture is the correct one.
www.religioustolerance.org /rapture.htm   (3021 words)

 Fasten Your Seatbelts: The Rapture Index
Those Left Behind are those who did not experience the Rapture, which is an instant in time when all the truly holy people are taken directly to heaven, leaving their clothes in small neat piles behind them.
The Rapture is a good thing, and therefore floods, famine, drought and all that are also good things because they portend the coming of end times.
Because Rapture theology was mostly cobbled together in the 19th century based on very selective readings from parts of the New Testament, it is unlikely that the founding fathers believed anything of the sort.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0211-22.htm   (941 words)

 Classical Music Preview: Gloomy composer Christopher Rouse turns toward the light with 'Rapture'
"Rapture," according to Rouse, is an unabashedly joyful work, with a sincerity that cuts from top to bottom.
Though the subject matter of "Rapture" echoes that of several prominent spiritual minimalist composers, such as Arvo Part, John Tavener and Henryk Gorecki, Rouse's piece is decidedly different, according to the composer: "I don't think that anyone would mistake this [for their works] because it's not repetitive, the way Gorecki or Part would be."
For now, that little ray of hope is "Rapture," and it behooves us to bask in its rays before the clouds cover the composer's sky again.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/20000505rouse5.asp   (1083 words)

 The Rapture
The word rapture is taken from the Latin verb (rapere) which is used in the Latin Bible in 1 Thess.
The Rapture is to be distinguished from the Second Advent of Christ.
The Rapture is pertinent only to the Church Age and was never revealed to believers living before the beginning of the Church Age.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/rapture.html   (1394 words)

 The Rapture Theory: It's Surprising Origin
The modern expression "Rapture" was then invented to explain the overall teaching and the term suits the subject well.
Some feel that the Rapture of the church occurs before the Tribulation, others about mid-way through, Many suggest that the church will be taken to heaven for protection, but a few have proposed a geographical area on this earth.
These warnings from God's word are given as a reminder that we ought to exercise caution in accepting the truthfulness of visionary revelations especially those that happen near the end of the age and are contradictory to themselves or the Bible.
www.askelm.com /doctrine/d760201.htm   (1914 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Religion (Leap of Faith)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thirteen other people were injured after a twenty-car pile up resulted from people trying to avoid hitting the woman who was apparently convinced that the rapture was occurring when she saw twelve people floating up into the air, and then passed a man on the side of the road who she claimed was Jesus.
She thought the rapture was happening and was convinced that Jesus was gonna lift her up into the sky," he went on to say.
The joke may be lost on those whose religions do not teach about The Rapture — for them, this story might seem an oddball bit of humor; not quite the belly laugh it is for those of us who have been taught to expect to see this flight to Jesus firsthand.
www.snopes2.com /religion/rapture.htm   (691 words)

 And We Danced - Rapture
Blondie's recording of Rapture finishes with a Rock guitar solo foreshadowing Michael Jackson's breakthrough blending of RandB and Rock on Beat It.
The video for Rapture was launched before the existence of MTV but received play in clubs and other television promotional outlets.
Rapture has reappeared in clubs through the years via new remixes and a recording by X-Statik in 1993.
www.andwedanced.com /songs/rapture.htm   (647 words)

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