Will Children Be Raptured? | The Christ in Prophecy Journal

This question showed up in my Facebook feed and Nathan Jones replied with a link to his article answering that very question.

First let me share with you my reply to Nathan:

Nathan Jones thank you for this. My daughter is 15, autistic, and cognitively challenged. She is still doing Kindergarten work. She has been baptized, by her own request, but it is clear she does not really grasp the idea of sin and needing the Savior. She was raised in church and when her brother confessed and asked to be baptized, she said she wanted it too. We were not going to deny her, even though we suspected she didn’t understand. She talks, but struggles in real conversation so only God knows what she truly understands. I cannot help but agree with your assessment, and for the same reason.

Now here is an excerpt of Nathan’s article. The full article can be read at the link below. Maranatha!

One of the most frequently asked questions coming into my Inbox involves the role of children in the Rapture. Will children be raptured? What about babies? The unborn? That question can extend as far as covering anyone who is mentally incapable of making a decision to accept Jesus as Savior. In essence, the question extends even further than that, for the ultimate destination of the Rapture is Heaven, and people are wondering about the eternal destiny of these tender people if they die, regardless of the Rapture. Even graver, hanging onto the answer by a thread are people’s views of the justice and loving nature of God.

I admit I wince every time I’m asked if children will be raptured. It is a question that hits very close to home for me.

I have three elementary-age children. My older two have asked Jesus to be their Savior and have proclaimed it in baptism. As a father it brings me great joy to see their love for the Lord expressed in cute prayer requests, joyful singing, surprisingly deep questions and an outpouring of love which are all fruits of the Spirit that have me convinced their acceptance of Jesus is genuine. Sure, I know they’ll have some bumps along the way as they walk with Christ, and they may even fall away for a bit, but they are His and as Jesus said in John 10:27-29, “no one can snatch them out of my hand.”

My youngest boy, though, has autism. At age five Zachary still does not speak. While his gross motor skills are almost olympic in stature, he lacks the finest motor skills to put even his hands together to wash them. The simplest concepts grasped by a one year old seem to be beyond him. And certainly, there is no way that he could comprehend his need for a Savior, much less understand the words that explain that concept. Unless his brain is miraculously healed, Zachary will never “confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,” and so be saved (Rom. 10:9).

Read more……
https://christinprophecyblog.org/2009/07/will-children-be-raptured/

Unholy Communion & the Rapture

*Suggested post (in case you missed it): The Forth-Coming Disclosure

I have acquired for my personal library several books pertaining to the topics of aliens and other paranormal phenomena. This is hardly light reading 🙂 and not something everyone can stomach obviously. They are not all from a Christian perspective, so one must be grounded in the Word and abiding in the Vine lest one is led astray by the deception found within their pages. But doesn’t that seem true of any topic these days? The alien abduction phenomenon is tricky in that for some abductees it begins as a terrifying experience and remains so indefinitely, while others begin to “learn” from and perhaps even feel affection towards their captors. While some are used as lab rats only, others are told various tales about who the entities are, where they come from, and their pupose for the abductions.

One such tale is briefly addressed in the book by David Ruffino and Joseph Jordan entitled Unholy Communion.

I am still reading this book, so I may very well have more to say about it later, but I want to share one passage with you that “raised my eyebrows”.

The authors are relaying, based on their own research and interviews with abductees, common details related to the abduction experience. Take a look at one particular detail:

19. Aliens make predictions of an imminent period of global chaos and destruction. They say that a certain number of humans…. will be “rescued” from the planet in order to continue the species, either on another planet or back on Earth after the destruction is over. Many abductees report they don’t believe their alien captors and foresee instead a much more sinister use of the rescued humans.

Unholy Communion- David Ruffino and Joseph Jordan (2010); page 29.

Personally, I cannot help but think of the rapture. It is very likely, if not probable, that the rapture of the bride of Christ will be explained away as an alien intervention so the bigoted and hateful Christians can be reformed in order to participate in the New World Order of peace and harmony and security. Furthermore, it appears these entities have an explanation for the terrible events that will consume the earth during the Tribulation as well.

(If you happen to read this AFTER these things begin to happen (disappearance of countless number of people, terrible natural disasters etc): WHATEVER THEY TELL YOU IS A LIE! THE BIBLE IS TRUE! DO NOT BELIEVE THEM; CALL UPON JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE!)

I apologize if that last bit seems a bit nutty for me to add, but we really don’t have time to worry about feeling silly.

To be continued……

Note about the authors as printed on the back cover of the book:

David Ruffino has researched UFOs and abduction for over 45 years. He’s an alien abduction counselor, an ordained minister, and has presented his research in various media outlets. David, together with Jim Wilhelmsen are the founders of PAAPSI Org.

Joseph Jordan is a 16 year Field Investigator for the Mutual UFO Network and the president of CE4 Research Group.