Deception of Secret Pre-Trib Rapture

Secret Rapture seems to be one of the greatest deception in churches today. One of the famous verses often quoted is,

Luke 17:34 “I tell you, in that night there will be two [men] in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.

I can’t understand how this is related to rapture when it is saying the opposite. Let’s ask Christ Himself where they will be taken.

Luke 17:37 And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?” So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”

In other words, they will not be secretly raptured but taken to be killed!
Another famous verse for secret rapture is as follows:

1Thess 4:17 Then we who are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

But this isn’t a secret rapture either because the preceding verse clearly says the dead in Christ will rise first.

1Thess 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Finally, Acts 1:11 makes it clear that He will come in clouds the same way He went up, which is not in secret.

Acts 1:11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This [same] Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

Does thief in the night refers to anything secret?

1Thess 5:2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

2Pet 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Peter clears up with much clarity. There is no pre-trib secret rapture. It is a false doctrine which does not prepare the flock for the great tribulation.

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