Where is there proof of the Rapture?

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    I'd been discussing this with my room mate and we've both figured out there is no such thing as the Rapture, yet many Christian fundies insist on it.

    My (and my room mate's) question for you Christians, is exactly WHERE is there proof that all good people will be snatched up into the sky?

    Bible verses for proof please..................
     
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    How can you prove something that has not occured?
     
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    Right here.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHCdS7O248g&ob=av2e]Blondie - Rapture - YouTube[/ame]

    Sheesh.
     
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    If it has been predicted, and so many people currently believe in it, then there must be Bible verses to point towards when, and how, it will occur.

    I guess I'm asking for why so many Christians believe that a rapture will occur. If they do believe, where is the "proof" for them to believe as such?
     
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    There are references to believers being taken up. The word "rapture" is just a word to describe what is talked about it is not used specifically in any books of the bible.
    Anyone who tries to figure out a date or time or thinks they know it is looney as the bible is clear that this is not possible.
     
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    Where EXACTLY are the Bible references that state believers will be taken up?
     
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    Most common reference is 1 Thessalonians 4:17
    "After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. "
     
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    I've always believed in the Rapture, and i still believe there will be something "like" a rapture when God returns, but i'm still trying to understand it all. After studying it for awhile, i'm not sure if i really believe we're reading into what the Bible says correctly. I'm still learning! But this article is very good about explaining what (at least the person writing it) has found, and i think he's close to the truth. It's kind of a long read, but worth it!

    Will There Be a Rapture? - Into Thy Word Ministries
     
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    the word rapture does not appear in the bible....the rapture is a relatively new concept...
     
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    Yeah.... Just a bunch of loonies running their mouth.
    No such thing as a rapture or we would have died in 2000 or earlier.
     

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