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  • Yes, I believe there will be. Belief in God is only the first step toward a ticket to Heaven. If you have not acted on your belief in Faith, you will not be raptured out. Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. It takes the action of confession with your mouth to achieve salvation, and faith in the Lord to honor the promises He makes. Remember that Satan believes in Jesus, but he will not be in Heaven after the rapture. Because you may still be here after the rapture does not mean you missed Heaven. The Bible mentions "Tribulation Saints". I believe those are the people who did not fully trust Jesus before the Rapture, but came to Him after. They will have to see the horrors foretold in Revelation, and taste some of the wrath man has coming, but will end up in Heaven when God decides to bring them. The day is much closer than some people think, when the Saints of God will be lifted from this world. Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. There is not as much time as some think. Why not trust Jesus right now, confess Him with your mouth, ask Him to save your soul. In order for something to be a gift, the recipient has to accept it. It is in Jesus' hand right now and He's holding it out to you. I would love to know if you take it! It won't make you a Baptist, but a Saint of God, which is better! Actually Flynn, it's been longer than that. Since God owns time, and lives outside of it, what for Him is 1 day, could be a million years to us. We have no way to be sure. The Bible tells us that now is the time to accept God's gift, and HE will come when He wishes. That is not for us to worry about, we are to just be ready when He does come. If you are not, then that blessed day will see you wondering where all those people went....You know, the ones Jesus said were the salt of the Earth. There wont be any grains left for you to take it with.
  • The question seems to pre-suppose the pre-tribulation rapture/pre-millenial second coming eschatology of "Left Behind". That view does lead to the idea that people will somehow get saved in the Tribulation without any Christians around to preach the Gospel, with associated mental and Scriptural gymnastics to accomodate it ("Tribulation Saints", trumpets after the Last Trumpet, resurrections before the First Resurrection, etc.). I think a better understanding of Scripture is to be found in the (decidedly minority) post-millenial eschatology. This places the rapture as the last event before the destruction of the created universe. Which means flatly that there will be no one left on earth who has or will have saving faith, but only those crying for the mountains to fall on them to shield them from the oncoming wrath of God.
  • The so-called "Rapture" was actually a religious concept thought of by a group of evangelical preachers of the Gospel at that time to insure hope, acceptance and conversion to their religion. You all should know that Jesus never once spoke about "A Raputure" during his short stay on earth. He only spoke of the glories of heaven and the wonders of God, not "a rapture" These evangelical preachers devised "The Rapture" as a religious advertising, gimmick, ploy, to attract people to the church. Many generations were before us that any one of them could have fit in the "end time" or "end of days" scenerio. It is this computerized and industrialized generation, with all of its awareness, knowledge, limited understanding, and self-aggrandizement, that make it the "perfect time" for the return of the Christ!!!! Not so!!! I believe the Christ will not return to man unless all men turn to Jesus Christ. There must truly be one religion on earth for Christ to return. That is what I believe the "Rapture" is, we as one race, one religion, and one people. Try not to take my statements too personal because religion is only attitudes, beliefs and practices a person, a group of people or a race of people, chose to live by, whether they want to worship one god, many gods or idols or nothing at all. Oh, by way, the screen name does count! Kiiiiaaaaaa!!!!
  • Certain people should not be answering Christian theology questions. Those who are obviously not Chritian nor a student of the New Testament should at least research their answers. First, let me answer the question briefly. There will be those left after the rapture who have heard the Word and been warned, but who either rejected it or ignored it. They will come to realize the truth and they will become tribulation saints. The Jews will also realize the validity of the New Testament after the Anti-Christ betrays them and sets himself up to be worshipped in the temple. There will be a great revival among the Jews at that time. Don't forget the two witnesses who will prophesy day and night for one thousand two hundred and sixty days (probably moses and Elijah). They will also have an impact. So..unless God has a plan that He has not revealed to leave behind "agents" there will not be any believing Christians left behind in the rapture. The Holy Spirit is withdrawn with the Church, so I would not want to be there at that time. I don't believe that back-slidden Christians or those who are not "good Christians" will be! left behind. As Wfbrad points out it's belief in Jesus- accepting His sacrifice and confessing it with your mouth that is salvation. Works follow salvation, but works do not save us. There may be those who have abandoned their faith who are left behind. You can reject Jesus even if you believe and then you would be left out of the rapture. I will say too that many who thought they were Christians will be sorely surprised when they are not raptured. Jesus said in Matthew 7, ""Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." Now back to those who know nothing about Christianity, but think they are qualified to answer... An answer such as, "religion is only attitudes, beliefs and practices a person, a group of people or a race of people, chose to live by, whether they want to worship gods and idols or nothing at all. It is only belief!" Firstly, they're right about religion being something that people do to try and please an angry god. Usually it's a god or idol of their own making. A god in their own image- ever heard anyone say, "Well, if I were God, I would never..." That's putting your puny intelligence and limited knowledge over God's providence. Essentially, you are making yourself a god. You worship a god in your image - who would do what you would do. Religion does not bring anyone to God. Religion is what men DO. It's tradition and works. Christianity is a RELATIONSHIP with the one true God who made us for a relationship with Him, and gave us His word so we could know Him. "Only belief" describes every other religion except Judaism and Christianity. However, God is real, and is very much at work in His creation and has given us His revelation so that we can know He is true. SO, to say Christianity is only a belief is to negate the fact that Christians believe based on Historical, archaeological, scientific, philosophical, sociological, revealed, documented proof and facts about the one true God: Jehova, the Father,Son and Holy Spirit. Maker, savior, redemeemer, father, friend. No other religion can make these claims. None.
  • As I stated, before, "The Rapture" is a religious concept. To believe that only 100,000 or so souls that will be placed at God's right hand is purely supernatural and beyond reality. This is dreaming, wanting some heavenly intervention to save us from this hell on earth. It's not going to happen. The majority of people on earth have lost their faith in God and Jesus. There are many people that don't believe at all! IMO the "Rapture" was created to give hope to the church,to keep faith in God and Jesus because, they will come to save us! If there was only one religion on this planet and everyone embraced that one religion that would truly be "The Rapture" that is spoken about. Amen.
  • There will be those who "Profess" a belief. But don't. They too shall truly see what their lives were all about (Nothing) and that their hearts must turn in that time for salvation. I wonder though, if they do turn and fully work on their belief/faith will they then be welcome?
  • My recommendation is to stop worrying about irrelevancies and concentrate on loving God with all your heart and mind and strength, and on loving your neighbor as yourself. That way, regardless of what happens, whether "a-mellenial," "post-mellenial" or "mellinial," you'll do just fine. : )
  • ALL those LEFT are the ones who BELIEVED ...the ones taken went where the vultures are gathered....among the dead....
  • yes, the Muslims, they've always believed in God and Jesus Christ and will always do.
  • Where in the Bible is "The Rapture" mentioned?
  • our Spirits are eternal. do you mean left on Earth?
  • Actually the word rapture is not even found in the Bible.. But the scriputures do speak of Jesus' appearance, and what will happen when Jesus comes

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