In the King James version Bible
Resurrection, arise, to stand up, (Greek word = anastasis): found 138 times in the New Testament.
Rapture, found 0 Times in the New Testament.
Because none of those who are caught up, go live temporarily on a cloud nor in heaven, but only visit for a very brief moment of time, and return to earth.
All 3 ringside judges unanimously give round 1 to: "The Resurrection"
Score now 1 to 0
Rapture comes out of his corner looking very wobbly
God's kids are still on the earth and are told to flee to the Mountains,
Rapture is knocked down with a right cross, but manages to stand before the 10 count ends!
All 3 ringside judges give round 3 to: "The Resurrection"
(Greek word anastasis ana + istemi) found in the Bible's New Testament translated as resurrection, and arise, rise up.
Rapture does not come out of his corner, Ruled a Technical Knockout by all three judges.
The Winner by unanimous decision,
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Mt. 24:22 "Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved, but for the sake of "The Elect", those days, (The Great Tribulation), will be cut short."
Not Found in the Bible, but found in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary of the English language,
(New Twentieth Century Edition 1955)
God's kids, "The Elect," are still on the earth, and the days are shortened for their sake.
Rapture is knocked down, a second time with a powerful uppercut to the jaw, and again manages to stand before the 10 count ends!
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All 3 ringside judges give round 4 to: "The Resurrection"
Rapture, n. (Latin rapius, rapere, to carry away)
1. a seizing by violence. (Obs.)
2. the state of being carried away with joy, love, etc,; ecstasy
3. an expression of great joy pleasure, etc.
4. a carrying away or being carried away in body or spirit. (rare)
5. an attack of intense excitement; delirium; hysterics; paroxysm. (Obs.) syn. - ecstasy, bliss, delight, transport, joy.
All 3 ringside judges give round 2 to: "The Resurrection"
Resurrection vs Rapture
The Bible teaches Resurrection, but some religions teach the Rapture - so, who's right?
In Isaiah 1:18 it says, "Come now, let us Reason Together, says Yahweh..."
some translations say "Come let us settle the matter..."
The Apostle Paul used the sporting event, fighting a fight, like a boxing match found in 1 Corinthians 9:26 "So ...I do not box as one beating the air." to settle the score in how he used discipline to govern his life. Reading the Bible every day is one form of the discipline necessary to find the truth. Truth and error are the opponents in this event!
So in the Right Corner we have:
"The Resurrection" found in the Bible
And in the Oppositions Corner:
Rapture, found only in men's doctrine
God's Kids are told to Flee, just like the Exodus!
Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together
The Greek Word Harpzo
is found a grand total of 30 times in the N.T. Bible
24, in a bad or evil sense &
only 6 times with a good connotation
(please refer to the study below)
Gilbert and Friends
Matthew 24:15-22 15. "Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the Holp Place, (let the reader understand), 16. then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17. Whoever is on the housetop must not come down to get things (like your cell phone with tracking built in) out, that are in your house.....
21. for then there will be "Great Tribulation", such as has not occurred from the beginning of the world until now.
(For verse 22, see round 4 below)