What is the rapture, why it's not in the english Bible.
About the rapture. Many claim that the Rapture is not Biblical because the word Rapture is not located in the Scriptures. The word Rapture comes from the Latin word rapio, which means to seize or snatch in relation to an ecstasy of spirit or the actual removal from one place to another. This means to be carried away in body or spirit. To apply this to the Church would mean carrying the Church from Earth to Heaven. Another Latin word pertaining to Rapture is rapturo meaning caught up. Harpazo is a Greek word used that means to be snatched or taken away. So when God's word is translated to Latin, you get the word rapture.
Though not referred to as the Rapture in the english language Bible, there are several references to the event. John 14:1-3 states, 1) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Matthew 24:39-41, Mt 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mt 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mt 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Other passages pertaining to the Rapture are in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
How not to be left behind.
All that's required, to not be left behind, is to accept Christ as your savior. He died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead three days later. And then accended to heaven to be with God the father. Proving He was God by doing all this. Just click on the Sinners prayer link and say the prayer on that page.
What to do if you do get left behind.
What to expect: You basically have seven years of what God calls the tribulation. For the first 3 1/2 years, everything will seem fine. The world will come up with an excuse to why so many vanished one day. And most will believe it. A man will appear on the seen that will seem to have the answer to everything. The world will want him as their leader. He is known, in God's word, as the antichrist. This is because he will claim to be Christ. But will be telling a lie. He will suffer a fatal wound, then recover completely as no man has ever done. He will claim that it is his healing powers that have done this. And the world will follow him in awe.
The next 3 1/2 years of the tribulation will be the worst man has seen. This is when God puts judgement upon the earth, and many great horrors will be revealed. The antichrist will tell all that anyone who is Christian is responsible and should be killed. And anyone not taking his mark cannot buy or sell and should be killed also. The world will seem to have gone mad. Christians and those who refuse to recieve the mark (666) will be rounded up and beheaded.
What not to do: Anyone who recieves this mark of the antichrist, shows who his or her God really is (Satan). For God will no longer allow any other way once someone has done this. In other words, you have just lost your soul as soon as the mark is put upon you. Those who do this will break out in boils all over their body. The plagues will also come upon them. You will suffer, but not die. In other words, you could shoot yourself in the head expecting to end it all, but you'd only make your life worse because you can't die. That is part of the suffering, you have to endure it all. Never deny God, and never take the mark of the antichrist. is your only way out. Also need to accept Christ. Now the holy spirit will be gone, so when you accept him during the tribulation, you won't feel much different as when someone accepted before the rapture does. Remember, God is giving you one more chance, He did not have to do this. It could have been rapture, then it's done.
To keep this from happening, just go to the sinners prayer link and say that prayer and mean it. And your life will change. The rapture is like a door, once it shuts, it locked from the inside. No one gets in or out until the end of the seven year tribulation. If you want to read about the seven year tribulation, just enter it into any search engine. There are several websites on this.
I will be adding more to this at a later date.