Dr. Lindstrom, I greatly enjoy your ministry and listen to your radio program as often as possible. I have heard you speak on the rapture and how only saved indiviuals will be raptured and how children who are not, will be left. I guess my question is, can you give me verses that would back this fact up? And also, what about babies who are in the womb at the time, and if a child is saved because he is not yet accountable age wise, wouldn’t he be saved in Christ and be raptured as well? Thank you for your input.
The rapture is the evacuation of the believers. Life will continue after the rapture. If children were raptured, then all children would be raptured. God is not a respecter of persons. At the time of Noah’s flood there was a disruption of life and all life babies and children were slain. This included babies in the wombs of mothers. At the rapture, the Bible only speaks of living believers being taken. From the time of the rapture until the Second Coming Matthew tells us that [Mt 24:37, 38, 39] “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Give it some thought.