Christians are left behind at the Rapture
True Christians are left behind, the examples of Noah and Lot, in Christ’s parable prove that the ungodly are in fact the ones taken to be destroyed.
Luke 17:33-34 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Christianity to many in these last days is simply another religion, that is based upon the commandments and doctrines of man. Christ clearly taught that His chosen would be left behind, and the ungodly would be cast into hell.
As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at Christ’s second coming. The flood came, and destroyed them all, except for those who were left behind.
Matt 24:39-40 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left behind.
When Christ returns a second time, one shall be taken and the other shall be left behind. One rather large group is taken to Hell, to await the final judgment when death and hell are thrown into the lake of fire. Those who are left behind reign with Christ on earth for a thousand years.
The many multitudes of false teachers proclaim the exact opposite of what Jesus taught. They also falsely declare that we can be saved, even before Christ returns with our Salvation
1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
But he that shall endure unto the end will be saved, and these are the ones who also are left behind (Mark 13:13).
Luke 8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
Whosoever has the Spirit of Christ dwelling within, is left behind to inherit everlasting life.
However, if any man does not have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his and is taken away (Rom 8:9).
2 Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
One shall be taken and the other shall be left behind
Paul states that he also will receive the crown of righteousness at the same time as all those that love Christ’s appearing do. Christ’s second advent to the earth, also fulfills the prophecy “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done On earth as it is in Heaven”. The unbiblical notion of a reward of eternal life and guaranteed deliverance from the great tribulation, represents a pre-tribulation rapture fairy tale. The apostle Paul and all who are left behind must wait until the end of the great tribulation for their reward.
2 Tim 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Christ will judge all at His appearing and earthly kingdom. A pre tribulation rapture would allow for an escape clause from this judgment which is impossible.
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Christ will rule the nations with a rod of iron, and the ungodly will see the wrath of the Almighty God (Rev 19:15).
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Rev 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
All of Christ’s true servants are rewarded at the end of the great tribulation period. This group includes those who are left behind, as well as the Prophets and Saints.
The reward for all who are declared to be righteous in Christ Jesus is salvation. This reward for faithfully enduring occurs when Christ returns to reign as King of Kings (Isa 62:11; Col 3:24; Rev 22:12).
The Elect in Christ shall be left behind
2 Thess 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels
Christ is revealed from on high, and He brings His angels with Him. If there was to be a gathering (or rapture) and those gathered were taken to Heaven there would be no need for Christ to bring His angels along for the ride.
2 Thess 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe…
Christ returns to earth to be adorned with glory by those who are left behind. But this is also a time of judgment, as He takes vengeance on them that do not know Him or obey His gospel.
2 Thess 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
Christ will return in order to gather the left behind. The verse above does not represent two separate events, as the false teachers would have you believe.
The word and used in this verse should be changed to also or even, as it is a connector. The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, (is) also our gathering together unto him.
2 Thess 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
The day of Christ spoken of in 2 Thess 2:2, represents His return to gather those who are left behind.
2 Thess 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Christ’s return to reward His true followers that are left behind, will not occur until after the anti-Christ is revealed who causes a great falling away (Luke 8:12).
2 Thess 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming
Upon Christ’s return, both the Beast and False prophet are delivered into the Lake of Fire (Rev 19:20).
Christ taught us that one shall be taken and the other shall be left behind. As it was in the days of Noah and Lot, so shall it be when the Jesus Christ returns. The ones taken are to be destroyed. The prize for those who are sealed in Christ is that they will be left behind to inherit incorruption and immortality at His Second Coming.
Only the Left Behind have eyes to see the Truth
Matt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened…
Christ will send forth His angel with a great sound of a trumpet, then He will gather together His elect (Math 24:31). The left behind, who are in Christ will also be gathered at this time.
Christ left no room for error, after the tribulation He will gather together all of the elect. The reason He gathers the Elect including the Angels in Heaven is that they too will reign on earth with Him.
At the end of the world is a great harvest. The devil is the enemy that has planted the tares, and the reapers that gather the tares are the angels that follow Christ from on high (Math 13:39-41).
The good seed refers to the ones who are left behind.