A few days ago I blogged about the two so-called “left behind” passages found in the New Testament—Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-35. I pointed out that, placed in proper context, these passages could not possibly mean what current rapture theology teaches.
I said that I hoped to soon write about the other passage that people often cite as describing a “rapture” of the church—1 Thessalonians 4:17. But today I discovered that a friend of mine, Dr. Dan Boone, has written a wonderful, concise explanation of that verse. So rather than writing about it myself, I’m giving you the link to Dan’s article…
Dan is a man I greatly admire. He is the president of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition to Dan’s explanation of 1 Thessalonians 4, here is a video from Ben Witherington that addresses the same passage. (Also, at the beginning, he briefly deals with the “left behind” passage of Matthew 24).