I have read alot of verses in the Bible that talks about the rapture, it's not called the rapture, but that's what Christians call it. When I was a church regular a few years back I was tuaght that the rapture would take place before the second coming of Christ, I have watched a few shows on tv on the Gospel channels and the same thing was said. But the fact is, why doesn't the Bible say that? _________________________________________________________________ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 13But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18Therefore comfort one another with these words. _________________________________________________________________ So this verse clearly says that it will happen at Christs return, why do churches teach it differently? Am I wrong in interpreting these verses?