As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. ~ Jesus in Mathew 24
This passage has bothered me for the past decade of my Christian journey, as it doesn’t actually state who get’s taken, or who get’s left.
And more importantly is being ‘left behind’ the worse option of the two?
The only perspective I’ve ever really heard taught on this is that this is the climatic moment in human history where the Christian’s get to safely evacuate the planet while everyone else rots on earth. The Simpson’s has a great depiction of this in ‘Left below‘
Maybe you can blow plenty of holes in this, but could it be (like it describes Noah in this passage) that it is the good who will remain on earth? Could it be that it is the wicked and those who destroy the earth that are ‘taken’?
I’m probably totally off. Here’s a song by Larry Norman covered by DC Talk “I wish we’d all been ready‘ that proves I’m flat out wrong (I still think it’s a sweet tune though).
What I find even more fascinating is one of the comments on the youtube video, “I am so happy I’ll be left behind if the rapture happens! It’ll be awesome to have this world without Christians for a while.” What do you make of that?