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"The Rapture" by Unknown Artist

John Hagee believes in the concept of Pre-tribulation Rapture in which all of God's elected people both dead and alive will rise up into heaven and meet Jesus. He believes that  "the trumpet will sound...the Lord will descend from heaven...the dead will rise...the living will meet the Lord in the clouds" (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).  Hagee also states that "...the trumpet will sound...the dead will be raised incorruptible (imperishible)...all shall be changed...." (1 Corinthians 15:51-52). Hagee believes that the Rapture is intended to serve as an escape for the elect from the Tribulation and the final destruction of the world.

It should be noted that these passages do not explicitly state that the "elect" will be the only ones that will join Jesus in heaven. Also the time of this supposed "Rapture" is never clearly stated. His assumptions of a pre-tribulation Rapture seem to be based on his own hopeful wishes.

Beginning of the End (101-116)
Final Dawn Over Jerusalem (180-182)

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