My question concerns the rapture. I have someone who is suggesting that the rapture could possibly occur in phases. By that he means some will be raptured and maybe a little while later some others and so on and so on until all that are going to be raptured are gone.
He has not given me any biblical reference on this theory just something he believes will happen.
Any suggestions on how to tell him what will really happen with bible verses to back it up?
There is absolutely no Biblical indication of a phased Rapture. The 2 passages that speak of participants, 1 Thes 4:15-17 and 1 Cor. 15:51-53 mention 2 groups, the Dead In Christ and we who are Alive And Are Left. The Rapture is a single event that includes all who are in one or the other of these two groups.