• David Lee Brown

Why Believe in the Rapture?

Well, the short answer to the question, Why Believe in the rapture is because it’s true and will happen. The Bible is very clear about this truth. But many have rejected the rapture. Not only churchgoers, but pastors and theologians are rejecting the rapture. It’s very disconcerting. They are being manipulated by Satan and the crazy philosophies of the world. They’re also being influenced by various pagan religions, like Hinduism and Buddhism. It’s becoming absurd because they have the Bible (the truth) in their hands, but they choose to believe outside influencers. Or, they refuse to believe what God wrote, through men, in His Holy Word. In this devotion today, I’ll be brief.


Why Believe in the Rapture?


According to 1 Thessalonians 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.” So, we will be caught up (harpazó, in Greek; raptus, in Latin; raptured, in English) to meet Jesus in the clouds.


Some believe that the rapture has already happened, and others believe that it will never happen, but that is not true according to the Bible. So, why have they abandoned this clear and honest truth from scripture? Because they have abandoned their belief in the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. To them, it’s a philosophy book, not the Word of God. According to these apostate preachers and congregants, you can liberally interpret scripture without regard for context or inspiration. They bend the Bible to the latest societal whims. It’s disheartening and disgraceful.


Still Waiting


We have been waiting for the rapture for over 2,000 years. Why? Because God is Love. He wants to use as much time as necessary to get as many people into heaven as possible. God knows who the last person is that will accept Him. God has the plan, and He’s running that plan flawlessly. So, we wait but not in inactivity. We actively share the Gospel to do what God has required of us. Matthew 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”


The rapture is waiting on that last person and nothing else. Therefore, the rapture could take place at literally any time. It’s well worth the wait because we, as Christians, want as many people to make it to heaven as possible. I hope and pray that I see each of you in heaven! Have a blessed day!!