‘Left behind’ – that’s how some describe ‘the rapture’; but, the Bible knows nothing of it!
1) The word ‘rapture’ is nowhere found in the Bible. It is part of the larger teaching of premillennialism, the doctrine that Jesus is coming to establish an earthly kingdom. But, Jesus did NOT come to establish an earthly kingdom (Mk 9:1, Lu 17:20-21, Jn 18:36).
2) The Bible teaches that when Jesus returns, the righteous will “meet the Lord in the air” (1 Th 4:16-17) – that great resurrection of both the just and the unjust (Jn 5:28-29)!
The rapture may be sensational, but it’s not true!
“The fool has said in his heart,‘There is no God’” - Ps 14:1
The Psalmist does not mince words in his description of an atheist. An atheist is a fool.
But, David bases his description on the facts.
1) Atheists reject the idea of intelligent design in spite of the overwhelming evidence of that
design (like saying a house has no builder).
2) Instead, atheists accept the idea that the incredible order we see in the universe happened by chance – that matter created intelligence. As one writer put it, “I don’t
have enough faith to be an atheist.” Amen!
Atheists are foolish indeed!