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The term "Rapture" is the most misunderstood word in regard to future prophesy. There will definitely be no disappearance event, that is wishful thinking and contradicts all the scriptures that speak of difficult times for the faithful. And not only that, but then Christ would have to return a THIRD time which is not ever mentioned in the Bible. Christ will return once more, "The Second Coming", (which is Judgement Day), believers will be "lifted up" from the Judgement petered out on the unsaved. Believers are then with the Lord for ever in a wonderful, painless paradise. Revelations is a symbolic book as it is written in Apocalyptic language. Throughout it John says things like, "the candles stand for this, the stars mean, the various images represent the Church, Christ or a certain Roman leader. ALL of the numbers used are consistent with apocalyptic symbolic numeracy, so they are never meant to be taken at face value. John explains that near the close of the book.
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