the word, " rapture" is not in the (bible) nor in the ( The New Compact Bible Dictionary. )
1. the word Rapture means: 1 a : a state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion.
get that?... carried away by OVERWHELMINGLY emotion.
2. The Word "Rapture" in latin, means:raptus m. -us : 1. tearing off, rending away; carrying off, abduction, rape; plundering.
The 1611 King James Bible says, " caught up." 1 Thess4:17.
1550/1894 Textus Receptus.
(KJV w/ Strong's) 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive (5723) [and] remain (5742) shall be caught up (5691) together with them in the clouds , to meet the Lord in the air : and so shall we ever be (5704) with the Lord .
No matter how hard anyone tries, they can not get the word "rapture " out of the 1611 KJV bible.... unless they want to add or take away... When Jehovah God said (not to).
"For I testify unto that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add the plagues that are written in this book: 19. And if any man shall take away from the words of this book of this prophecy. God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things that are written in this book." Revelation22:18-19.
Have a nice day everyone and God Bless my Brothers and Sisters inChrist.
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