To Die Or Not To Die?

Q. The bible says it’s appointed once unto EVERY man to die; since all of humankind must die, how can there be a rapture? The rapture would mean no physical death which contradicts what’s stated in Hebrews. Can you please clarify this for me?

A. You’re misquoting Hebrews 9:27. The word every, which you’ve emphasized, does not appear in the verse. And the fact that several people, like Lazarus and Jairus’ daughter, have died more than once shows that this is a general principle, not a hard and fast rule. Finally, in 1 Cor. 15:51-52 Paul said that we will not all die. Some of us will be changed instantaneously from this life to the next with out experiencing death. He was speaking of the Rapture of the Church.

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