Article XIII – The “Catching Away” of the Saints

We believe in the “catching away” of the saints.  Many faiths use the term rapture, which is not found in the Bible and causes much confusion and dispute among the saints as to when and for whom this event is to take place.  We do not believe that all “Christians” will be caught up prior to the revealing of the Antichrist at the onset of the tribulation, but rather only those saints who are part of the Lord’s Church of Philadelphia, as described in the Book of Revelation, together with all the saints who died in Christ since His resurrection and prior to the tribulation.

Scripture References:  I Thessalonians 4:13-17, II Thessalonians 2:1-12, I Corinthians 15:35-54 and Revelation 3:7-12.