Is the word rapture found in the Bible? D.A
Haines City, FL
The term Rapture comes from the Latin word Rapio which means the snatching away. Since I Corinthians 15:51-54 pictures an hour when Christians will be whisked away in the twinkling of an eye to meet Jesus Christ, it is both logical and proper to call this event the Rapture (or Rapio). The Rapture is also the literal, visible, bodily coming of Christ in the clouds to call to Himself in the twinkling of an eye, all of His children, living and dead, bodily.