2. The Rapture: Living Christians Will be Taken Away
“Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (NLT)
Some glad morning when this life is over, I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away. When I die, halleluiah by and by, I’ll fly away.
“That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. 42 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. 43 Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. 44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”
Matthew 24:39-44 (NLT)