It is taught in pre-tribulation doctrine, that the rapture is a SECRET/SILENT event, and that Christians will simply DISAPPEAR from the earth. It is taught that this event will be the event that throws the world into the chaos that leads into the 70th week of Daniel [seven years of tribulation], and the reign of anti-Christ. There are no scripture passages used by those who promote the notion of a “silent rapture”, but rather, an accumulation of scriptures taken out of context to build a scenario that is presented as Biblical. Will millions of people simply disappear from the earth? Let’s take a look at Millions Missing.
The reason that the pre-tribulationist cites no scripture for the theory of “millions missing” is simple. THERE ARE NONE! This notion is a complete fabrication. This “Secret Rapture” is certainly worthy of a modern day movie script [Left Behind], but that’s all! The only “missing” that are described in the Bible are those of
“29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
and they are FOUND in…
” After this I beheld and lo a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds, and people and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”
Who are all these people?
“13And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”
Millions Missing in a silent rapture?