Q. One night around a bonfire our friends were talking about God. One man said he didn’t believe in God. My husband told him to jump in the fire and see what hell felt like because without God that was where he was going. But what about my husband ? All the while he was telling this man about hell my husband was steadily drinking his beer. He is from South Louisiana and all his people are cajun party people. They believe you should live life and enjoy it. That means drinking, dancing and having lots of fun. That is how he was raised and what he knows. Is he going in the rapture?
A. We’ve saved because of what we believe, not because of how we behave. (Ephes. 2:8-9) If your husband is born again he’ll go in the rapture. There’s nothing in the Bible that prohibits drinking beer in moderation, or dancing, or having lots of fun. The only thing that Jesus requires of us is that we believe He came to Earth and died for our sins so that we could go to Heaven and live with Him. (John 3:16, John 6:28-29)
When Paul wrote about the rapture, he said the dead in Christ will rise first and after that we (believers) who are alive and are left will be caught up in the clouds together with them to met the Lord in the air (1 Thes. 4:16-17). He didn’t say we who are worthy will be caught up, he said we who are alive and left. No born again believers will be left behind.