A popular bumper sticker says, “Caution: In case of rapture this car will be unmanned . . .” This is a popular doctrine taught by many religious groups. But would you be surprised to learn that neither the word rapture nor the commonly taught doctrine of the rapture even occurs in the Bible?

It is said that this event will be a “secret rapture,” when the Lord will appear and take away his faithful saints secretly, leaving the rest of the world searching for an explanation of what has happened. The Bible, however, says that the second coming of the Lord will not be a secret, but rather that “every eye shall see him” (Revelation 1:7). Paul describes Christ’s coming this way: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God” (1 Thessalonians 4:16).

Friends, the second coming of the Lord will be anything but a secret!

Don Blackwell
via House to House
Vol. 15, No. 3

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