The doctrine of the ‘Rapture’ is an interpretation of Paul’s description in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4 of both resurrected saints and those believers still alive at the time “ meeting Jesus in the air ” as he is descending from heaven. According to this view, the church is physically removed from the Earth and transported to heaven by the Lord, presumably to a nonphysical and timeless reality outside of the space-time continuum.
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Central to the doctrine of salvation is the promise of REDEMPTION . God will not abandon what He created. And “ Redemption ” means the recovery of His creation that was enslaved by sin and condemned to decay and death. And in His redemptive plans, the end state of redeemed things and persons will be vastly superior even to their original state when first created. And this principle is epitomized in the promise of bodily resurrection.