1Corinthians 15: 50-52 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God: Neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. (51) Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. (52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and shall be changed."
I have often been asked to explain my opinion concerning the rapture theory; which I have refused in written form because it requires exhaustive Bible research and paper space. But I welcome a discussion with any who choose to contact me. I chose the above scriptures for text because they are most often misused to deceive many who do not understand. At this point, do you know who will be instantly changed? Verse 52 gives a clear answer. It will be those who are raised from the dead and out of their corruptible flesh and blood bodies. We must understand it will be their soul and spirits that will be changed? Verse 50 states flesh and blood cannot enter Heaven. 1 Cor. 15:38 "But God giveth it a body that has pleased Him, and to every seed his own body." If you plant a seed in the ground, it always dies in corruption; but germinates to produce life after it's own kind. The same thing happens to your body. It will see corruption before God gives your soul and spirit an eternal body. Which bodies will not be the same; the life we live while in the flesh will determine what pleases God to give. Too many are expressing belief a rapture will gather them to Christ and permit escape from the greatly feared tribulation. but rapture is impossible unless a person has died and is raised from the dead. Only then can their souls and spirits be changed. When a person reaches the age of accountability they become completely responsible for the way they choose to live this temporary life of flesh; and God will never impose His power to deny their desisions. And God sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus to suffer the crucifixion and become an example how to live this earthly life.
Rev.6:9 "And when he had opened the 5th seal, I saw under the alter, the souls of them that were slain for the WORD of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice saying, (How long O Lord Holy and True, doest Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on earth)? Here are a few random thoughts and scriptures that might influence our opinion of rapture. In John 17:15 Jesus said, "And I pray not THOU shouldest take them out of the world, but that THOU shoudest keep them from the evil." This prayer of Jesus while talking to His Father God causes most to believe Jesus did not teach rapture. In fact you will never find in any Bible where the word Rapture ever came out of Jesus's mouth. We are taught in Acts 14:22 "Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must, through much tribulation enter into the Kingdom of God." Read John 16:33.