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Does the Bible say anything about there being a second chance for salvation after the time of rapture? I would assume that God is doing this rapture so that people would recognize Him and repent. But I don't have a Biblical basis for my assumptions.

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Another possible reason for the rapture (if there will be a rapture) would be to spare the Church from experiencing God's wrath. Jesus already experienced that for us on the cross. –  jimreed Sep 2 '11 at 11:03
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For starters, the Bible doesn't contain the word "rapture" nor does it clearly state that such an event will happen. Different people have read between the lines to infer a rapture at different points in the book of Revelation, but it is not clearly stated anywhere.

Since the Bible doesn't clearly state that there will be a Rapture and those who believe that it will happen disagree significantly on when it will happen, the only clear answer that can be given to your question is:

"No, the Bible does not make a clear statement about there being a second chance for salvation after the time of rapture."

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+1. This is pretty much exactly what I was going to write, but you beat me to it. –  Mason Wheeler Sep 1 '11 at 20:41
Re: nor does it clearly state that such an event will happen - "Keep awake then and watch at all times [be discreet, attentive, and ready], praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things [taken together] that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man." Luke 21:36 (AMP) –  Shredder Nov 3 '12 at 6:32
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However it does state that we will be caught up with Him and He will return. Also if there was a second chance He would have to go back to the beginning of time and give everyone a second chance now do u think that he will allow those who chose hell for not believing in Christ to change their mind no He won't you make your choice while you are here and when He does return it will be too late to make that choice

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Where does it say this? –  Steely Dan Jan 10 '12 at 3:28
Welcome to Christianity.SE. Can you please cite your sources for the passage as well as reference what Christian tradition interprets it like this? You might want to check out some of our meta posts on site guidelines such as What makes a good supported answer? –  Caleb Jan 10 '12 at 10:13
This is true. The word rapture came into use because of the phrase in the latin vulgate translation in 1 Thessalonians 4 "simul rapiemur cum illis in nubibus" (will be caught up with them in clouds). In Engish we have used "rapture" in place of "rapiermur". –  Daniel Nov 28 '13 at 3:28
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