Pregnant At The Rapture

Q. I have a question that I am pretty sure is not covered in the Bible, but I was just curious about your thoughts on the matter.

I am six months pregnant. I was thinking about what would happen if I was taken in the Rapture today. Would I still be pregnant in Heaven? I believe that if I did give birth, it would not be painful at all. But if time does not exist in Heaven, then people could not age. So would my unborn child always be a child?

I know that Heaven is a concept my mind will never be able to grasp while on Earth, but these are things I think about.

A. The Bible makes the case that life begins at conception. That means from God’s perspective the pre born are individual beings. Therefore, many students of the Bible believe that at the Rapture, in the twinkling of an eye, your child will be born and immediately receive his/her resurrection body. Nobody knows the answer to the age question, but as you say, the process of aging requires the passing of time, something that doesn’t happen for raptured believers.

You’re correct in saying that our minds are currently incapable of imagining what Heaven will be like for us. Things like our age, appearance, daily activities, the nature of our relationships, etc. have not been explained in the Bible. But it’s not that God is trying to keep these things secret, it’s that they are currently beyond our comprehension.

As Paul said, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9).

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