What happens to our physical bodies during the rapture? Will they be left behind as if we died, or will they simply disappear? Dawn Vanvleet
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."