“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (1 Samuel 15:22).
The word “rapture” is NOT a word of God.
All we have to do is to type in the word “rapture” into any search engine and there will be numerous results from “rapture of the church” and the like. There are disgreements whether it is going to be a “pre-tribuation” or “mid-tribulation” or “post tribulation” while many believe that they are going up in the “rapture” to heaven and then coming back with Jesus, and the list goes on.
There is utter confusion in the use of this word!
There is no confusion in the word of God.
Furthermore, (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) which is often quoted as the “rapture” event is actually the summary of the events on the Last Day from the beginning when Jesus comes for the Day of Judgment, to the ending when kingdom of God is redeemed to heaven.
“Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).
Our Lord, Savior and King Jesus Christ is very clear when he says: “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).
“But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).