What is the Rapture?

The word Rapture is not found in the Bible; it is the Latin version of a phrase the Bible uses to describe the catching away of all Christians before the end times. Jesus will descend with a shout and the trumpet of God and all believers, living and dead, will suddenly meet the Lord in the air.

According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17