We must not be deceived by doctrines that “Christians” or “believers” as it is stated will be “catched away” or “raptured” or “rescued” before the Day of Judgment. The Apostle Paul explained God’s Redemption or Salvation Plan when he said: “Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his [COMING]” (1 Corinthians 15:23).
Who are “Christ the firstfruits”? Before the end of time, the one hundred and forty-four thousand (144,000) who are sealed in their foreheads when the fifth seal is opened will be the firstfruits harvested from the earth as it is written:
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, how long, O Lord, Holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their [FELLOWSERVANTS ALSO AND THEIR BRETHREN, THAT SHOULD BE KILLED AS THEY WERE, SHOULD BE FULFILLED]” (Revelation 6:9–11).
“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were [REDEEMED] from among men, being the [FIRSTFRUITS] unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God” (Revelation 14:4).
If God’s servants or saints, the firstfruits are killed, we are most assured by word of God that there is no so called “catching away” or “rapture” or “rescue” to escape death because the word of God says: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the [JUDGMENT]” (Hebrews 9:27).
Jesus asks: “Nevertheless when the Son of man [COMETH], shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).
“For we must [ALL] appear before the [JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST]; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Jesus also says: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).
“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).
“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).