Are there any verses in the Bible besides 1 Thessalonians 4:17 that support the doctrine of the rapture?
There's also Matthew 24:40-42
Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
and it's friend Luke 17:34-35
I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left. And there will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken, the other left.”
so long as you leave off the next verse
They said to him in reply, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather.”
Which rapture folks might be likely to do.
It kind of leaves you thinking that the lucky one is the one who is left, not the one who was taken and eaten by a vulture. If this were pointing to a rapture, the one who was left would be the one eaten by a vulture.
Matthew 13:30 and the book of Joel. Search for the word harvest in the Bible. Many references to harvest in the Bible are referring to the separation of weeds and the wheat which represents the difference between the unsaved and the saved during the Lord's Day.
I have yet to find a difference in events that take place in 1 Thess. 4:17 and events that other scripture speaks of when referring to Christ's 2nd coming (as in Matt. 24) (if anyone can point any differences out, please do), so I'm not certain about that verse.
However, I think that this verse might:
34 But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life, and [lest] that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose;
35 For it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth.
36 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 21:34-36 (Amp)
Jesus tells us this after telling us about end-times 7 year tribulation events. I would say He could've meant to have the strength to escape the desolation of Jerusalem, but what He says to escape from is coming upon on the entire earth. Perhaps by strength, He means the strength to endure our sinful carnal urges (as in Rev. 3:10).
"[Be careful because that day will come upon you like a trap, for it will come upon the entire earth.]" We will/would be trapped with nowhere to escape to..except into His presence.
Another verse that might speak of rapture:
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.