Learning Center FAQs
Will Christians be raptured to heaven before the Great Tribulation begins?
No, the rapture is not taught in the Bible. This relatively recent doctrine was popularized by the Scofield Reference Bible. The Bible does not teach that Christians will be raptured to heaven, but that there will be a place of protection on earth for some of God’s people. Christ will not return secretly, but visibly. When Christ returns, all saints—living and dead—will be resurrected to meet Him in the air and then descend to earth with Him.
Many believe when Jesus returns, He will approach secretly to snatch away all believers and children in a rapture to protect them. Is the idea of a secret rapture biblical?