Q. Which Christians will go into the Rapture? Will it be those who appear to not sin as much as other Christians do? The reason why I’m asking is because I believe I am saved because I believe that I am a sinner and that Jesus Christ died for my sins and rose on the third day, but I still struggle with sin daily even with small sins. Would you please explain this to me?
A. There is no Scripture that supports the rapture of some born again believers and not others. This is because our salvation is based solely on our belief that Jesus died for our sins and rose again. Jesus repeatedly confirmed this. Here are some examples;
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God– children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God (John 1:12-13).
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24).
Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:28-29)
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day” (John 6:40)
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
Everyone who believes that Jesus died for our sins and rose again has met the requirements for inclusion in the rapture.
Speaking of the rapture in 1 Cor. 15:51-53 Paul said we will not all sleep (die), but we will all be changed. Note the word “all”. And in 1 Thes. 4: 17 he said, We who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them (the resurrected dead). He didn’t say some of us will be caught up, implying some will not, he said we who are still alive and are left, implying that all living believers will be caught up (raptured).