The False Rapture Theory, that most all of Christianity has been duped into promoting!
This verse, 1
Thessalonians 4:17, is the verse most people base their "Rapture of the Church" theory on; But take note, 4 verses earlier as 1
Thessalonians 4:13 clearly states the subject being discussed here in
verse 17 is not the church, it concerns those of us which are asleep. Our friends and relatives who have
preceded us in death. Even if this verse was about the
church, it doesn't say what those who hold this theory think it says. A
very quick study of the Hebrew words translated "clouds" and "air" will show that.
4:17 ThenG1899 weG2249 which are aliveG2198 and remainG4035
be caught upG726 togetherG260 withG4862 themG846 inG1722 the
clouds,G3507 to meetG1519 G529 theG3588 LordG2962 inG1519 the air:G109 andG2532 soG3779
shall we everG3842 beG2071 withG4862 the Lord.G2962
Greek word translated air in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 is aēr and the
definition has nothing to do with the English word air, as in the sky, so
how some people make a rapture of the church out of this I'll never
From ἄημι aēmi (to breathe
unconsciously, that is, respire; by analogy to blow);
“air” (as naturally circumambient): - air. Compare G5594.
AIR AS IN ATMOSPHERE OR UP IN THE SKY!
psuchō to it,
primary verb; to breathe (voluntarily but gently; thus differing on the
one hand from G4154, which denotes properly a forcible respiration; and
on the other from the base of G109, which refers properly to an
inanimate breeze), that is, (by implication of reduction of temperature
by evaporation) to chill (figuratively): - wax cold.
A primary word; to breathe hard, that is, breeze: - blow. Compare G5594.
thing, The clouds
this verse, (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
talks about are not clouds in the sky, but clouds of people
(groups of people) the
same as talked about in Hebrews 12:1, Not clouds in the sky
as clouds in our
English language would be.
Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so
great a cloudof witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is set before us,
So I ask, How do they get rapture of the church out of this?
(as in meeting our Lord up in the sky some where.) Our Lord is coming
directly to earth and He said He will gather the tares first,
But again let me say, "the subject being talked about here is not the
THERE IS NO RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH GOING TO HAPPEN AT ANY TIME! Christ is coming right here to earth
to set up his Millennium Kingdom and the church will be here to help Him,
including all the
dead in Christ! See Live Links
Pamphlets#1578, #1579#7020, #1452, #1453, #4113, and#4010,. Also.Thessalonians 1 & 2
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