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Question:  Where did the term "rapture" come from, and what does it mean?

Answer:

1 Thessalonians 4:17 "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together..." (KJV)

The word "caught up" was in Greek 'harpazo' but in Latin it is 'rapio' that is where we got our word for rapture. It means caught up (in KJV), but it can also mean to carry off, grasp hastily, and snatch up. This what some Bible teachers call the event of Jesus Second Coming where we will meet Him in the air.

 

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