Q. Here is my question. When we are raptured, what happens to our current body? In the movies and just in general the thought is we will just disappear. Will our bodies be left where they are at the time of the rapture, or will they disappear?
A. Most scholars, myself included, believe that at the rapture living believers will simply disappear, bodies and all. We base this belief on 1 Cor. 15:51-53 which says the dead will be raised and we (the living) will be changed. According to Paul we won’t die in the process but will be instantaneously transformed. Since death only affects the physical body, and since we won’t die, it’s reasonable to assume we won’t leave our bodies behind. Instead they will be supernaturally changed from mortal to immortal and made fit to dwell in eternity with the Lord.