RAPTURE (the biblical term is “caught up” or “translation”) is a term used to describe the removal from the earth of all living people that are born–again, as evidenced by their love and obedience to God’s Word. Just prior to the Tribulation, the Rapture takes place. The Revelation portrays the raptured saints in heaven—before the throne of God, prior to the Antichrist coming. 1 Cor 15:51,52–“We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound”; 1 Thes 4:16,17–“and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be “caught up” together with them in the clouds.” The trumpet sounds. Then born again Christians will be with Jesus. All others will face the dreadful Tribulation.