- Apr 26, 2021
The word actual word in the Greek is 'harpazo' translated as 'caught up.' Those saints who came out of their tombs after Jesus was resurrected, did not get caught up to meet the Lord in the air and therefore it cannot be a rapture. Also, while it is true that they were resurrected, it was similar to when Lazarus was resurrected, which was in their mortal bodies and not in their immortal and glorified bodies and so they all experienced death again. When the saints of Israel are resurrected, so then will those people be resurrected and that in their immortal and glorified bodies.
God called Jerusalem Egypt and Sodom where also the Lord was crucified there. (Revelation 11:8)
Jesus also wept over Jerusalem saying their house was left to them desolate. That is hardly the description of the holy city where resurrected saints would be seen.
There is mention of a "second death" and it's not attributed to saints. I don't know any bible doctrine that teaches any saint will die a second time.