Three Raptures?


Because there are 3 major views of when the Church will be raptured and very knowledgeable scholars on all sides ( pre, mid, and post tribulation) and because Jesus alludes to all three (Church of Philadelphia pre, Church of Thyatira mid, Laodicea post) is it feasible that all three are correct?


Someone has led you astray. The Bible only offers one view of the rapture. Jesus only alluded to one (John 11:26, Rev. 3:10) and Paul only alluded to one (Romans 5:9, 1 Thes. 1:10, 1 Cor 15:51-53, 1 Thes. 4:16-17).

Paul’s clearest statement on this is in 1 Thes. 4:17 when he said that after the resurrection of the believing dead, then “we who still alive and are left will be caught up together with them.” Since there’s only one resurrection of the Church and the living will go up together with them, there can only be one rapture. All living believers will be raptured at the same time as all dead believers will be resurrected. In addition to the Church in Philadelphia, this will include those who are born again from Thyatira, Sardis, and Laodicea.