Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Greek Word "Harpadzo" means "Rapture"

RAPTURE  - “harpagesometha” in First Thessalonians 4:17 is the future indicative passive of  “harpadzo” and means “to snatch up, to seize, to carry off by force, to rapture. The word often denotes the emotion of a sudden swoop, and usually that of a force which cannot be resisted.” An example of this Greek word’s use is seen in Acts 8:39 when the Holy Spirit physically took ("harpasen" the aorist indicative active of “harpadzo”) Philip away from the Ethiopian to be found later in the town of Azotus...There will be a rapture, but we will not be counting down when it happens!

Galyn Wiemers
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