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Why The Bible Never Used the Word "Rapture" for the End-time Events.

For a very long time, whenever the subject about the transformation of saints in Christ and the redemption of the soul of the believer in Christ are being explained and discussed, they are often termed as Rapture, and some Bible passages are often used to support this claim.

However, while the Bible teaches about the last divine call of every soul away from this world into the afterlife, the final judgement of the good and evil deeds of men, and the reward of everyone (1Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Revelation 22:12), it never used the word rapture to describe them.

Rapture according to Merriam Webster Dictionary is defined as a state or feeling of great happiness, pleasure, or love.

The reason for this is because the only biblical description that has been given concerning the states of believers in Christ is that they are going to be resurrected, which is a state whereby the person is elevated in the inner self to the heavenly realm.

According to Revelation 20:4–6, those who had not received the mark of the beast, and had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and the Word of God were seen coming back to life and reigning with the Messiah for 1000 years—the common verse of the Bible that is often attached to the rapture. These were seen according to the vision of Jesus that John saw.

It is the same resurrection of the dead that Jesus always taught about, which is more of a spiritual experience to the believer in Christ. The word "rapture" was never used anywhere in the Bible, most especially for the eschatological passages. It came by as Bible theologians thought of a more convenient word to describe the reality of what the resurrection of the saints looked like.

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