If someone is saved and sins at the time of the rapture (ex: drunk), will they be left behind?


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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
An emphatic "NO". The last recorded information we have concerning Noah is that he became a husbandman and planted a vineyard, became drunk and was apparently molested or somehow abused by his grandson while in a drunken stupor. (See Gen. 9:20-25).

The last we hear of Lot is that he dwelt in a cave with his two daughters who got him drunk then each had sex with him on two consecutive nights. (Genesis 19:32-38).

In Hebrews 11:7 " By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."

In 2 Peter 2:7-9 we read, " And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:"

You see, our righteousness, our salvation and security s not a result of any work that we perform or law we keep. Our security is by grace through faith according to the finished work of The Lord Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection. Praise His Name!

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Mini Patrick Malloy
No, you won't be left behind. We are not saved by our works but by God's grace - Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

God sees the heart of man. We all sin and come short of the Glory of God and He wishes that none should perish.

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Mini Tom howard Contender of the Faith
Well, I look at it like this see, First there is a rapture, only we call it that even though there is no name in the Bible as such "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren," Thats verse 13 of 1 Thess 4, but the rest speaks volumes on the subject, "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

No, there is no word like "rapture" here, but are we to quote the whole thing every time we speak of this? No, we use "catch phrase's". Ok

But about sin in relation to this great and notable event, I would refer you to Mathew 25:1-13. Here are 10 virgins. They represent the church, only half were ready and half were not. Doesn't mean they could not be part of, but just were not ready for it. 

I believe that the oil represents the word! I heard an analogy of the rapture as a man (the groom) coming to his bride a few days before they are to be wed and all he (groom) does is beat up the bride and walks away! This really got my attention, for this would be exactly what the Lord would be doing to His church (the Bride) if there is a tribulation, then the end. This is why there is a rapture. To spare the Bride from the "beaten up" trib...
Remember, the Ten virgins speaks directly to the marriage supper. 5 were taken and 5 were left. Why? Because 5 were ready and 5 were not. The wise said to the foolish, go buy oil for yourself. I believe that the oil represents the word! Why, because of other scriptures. Scripture should always interpret scripture! It reminds me of the proverb, "Buy the truth and sell it not", We know that the word is the truth here, so I believe there will be those left behind because they have not the word in them. Those that had the oil (word) did exactly as the proverb instructed. They had bought it previously, but would not share or (sell) what they had. Wisdom! See, the word is what keeps us clean and from sin. King David said,"thy word have I hide in my heart that I might not sin against you Lord", 

The bride says to the foolish, :"I know you not". the only way anyone can be intimate with the Lord (know Him) is by His word. So, while they (the foolish) were on their way to buy, the Lord came. This speak directly to being ready! How? By keeping the word . Psalm 119:105, "Thy 'word' is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." 

We are caught up into the clouds to meet the Lord (Those that are ready at His coming). Dont be foolish, the tribulation is no picnic. We are the Bride! Be getting ready for the marriage supper!

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