I would like to express my opinion on false doctrine taught in most churches. All denominations have their doctrine and that doctrine makes the true church in their eyes. The word “rapture” does not appear in any Bible dictionary that I have and is not in any of my Bibles, neither is it in my concordance. The rapture doctrine is not mentioned in any early church writings until after 1830 A.D. Though a sentence in Pseudo-Dionysius in the 500 C.E. could be interpreted so. No early writers nor preachers taught this doctrine until after 1830 A.D. If this doctrine was true the early writers would have wrote about this.
Origin of the word “rapture” shows this doctrine came by Margaret McDonald of Scotland who was sick and supposedly had a vision concerning his return in two stages, a first and second advent. The first to get the elect before tribulation and the second to get those alive and saved at his final coming along with the saved dead. Scripture teaches it is appointed once to die and then the resurrection.
The first to die will be the last to be resurrected and those who are alive at the end, will be changed into their mortal bodies before the first to die are resurrected. After resiting in the grave knowing nothing, one is resurrected in the blink of an eye to be with the Messiah. Rev. C.I. Scofield and a Presbyterian minister by the name of Edward Irving and Darby are the individuals responsible for this doctrine and all the Holiness church movements that began around 1700 A.D. The Bible taught men years ago that the Rapture doctrine was false. I left the assembly years ago to study for myself and believe in Yahusha Messiah, the Hebrew.