Q. I have a friend who says that Paul’s reference to the rapture is part of the “fly away doctrine” and is wrong. He quotes Ezekiel 13:20 as his reference. In reading another commentary trying to figure all this out, I saw that the daughters referenced in Ezekiel 13:17 are considered to be the modern day Bride of Christ. Any info would be helpful.
A. The so-called Fly Away Theory is a false teaching based on the incorrect interpretation that Ezekiel 13:18-20 denies the rapture. There’s no way that the context of Ezekiel 13 can support this interpretation. The entire chapter is devoted to condemning the false prophets of Ezekiel’s day who were saying God told them the Babylonians would not conquer the Jews.
There’s also nothing to support the view that the daughters referenced in Ezek.13:17 represent the Bride of Christ. They are false prophets who God promised to destroy, not the bride He died for so that she could live (Ephes. 5:25-27).