Rapture…It’s in there
If I described a creature as having four stubby legs, a pushed in smooshie-face, loves to cuddle, is stubborn, loyal, with an insatiable appetite for cookies, you’d easily know that it’s a pug dog with out me having to say what it is.
My pet peeve when studying End Times is with those who say the word ‘rapture’ isn’t even in the Bible because it is such a useless argument against the rapture of the church before the Great Tribulation. A brief search is all that’s needed to be able to move on to more important study. But most of those people cling to that argument and close their minds to the truth because of it.
In the Latin Vulgate Bible the word ‘rapiemur’ occurs.
1 Thes 4:17 deinde nos qui vivimus qui relinquimur simul rapiemur cum illis in nubibus obviam Domino in aera et sic semper cum Domino erimus
In English that is:
1 Thess 4:17 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 Word “Rapiemur” (or rather its Greek Equivalent “Harpazo”) was rendered “Caught Up” when the English Bible was translated
The Greek word where it appears in Scripture is ‘Harpazo’
ἁρπάζω harpázō, har-pad’-zo;
to seize: — catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).
Harpazo is the Greek word which the New Testament translators have rendered as “caught up”
“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 [Greek, harpazo] together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air: and so shall we ever be with the LORD”
For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5:9