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Fetal rapture

By Michael Runyan ~

Many Christian Protestant and evangelical denominations believe that Jesus’ second visit to our planet will entail a rapture, or gathering, of his faithful followers, transporting them instantly off of the earth and into a heavenly realm. This idea is fueled by the following scripture as well as others:

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. -- 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

At the instant this happens, there will likely be millions of pregnant women who will have met the requirements to be included in this event. What will happen with their pregnancies? Surely, the fetuses will not be killed, so it must be assumed that the women will give birth in heaven and that these babies will never see or experience the terrestrial world. Yet, because they were born in heaven, by default they will be granted citizenship there, and they will spend eternity in the only place they will ever know.

The entire rapture concept is a travesty of logic  Now Jesus supposedly knows how things will turn out. Suppose he decided to wait an extra 25 years before doing the second coming. Those fetuses would then comprise millions of 24-year-olds, full of university learning and free thinking, meaning that many if not most of them would be bound for hell.

So, understand how arbitrary this is- go now, and all of these millions of fetuses will be born into eternal heavenly glory. Wait 25 years and over half of them will go to hell. The entire rapture concept is a travesty of logic.