From “Why There Will Be No Rapture” on the Exploring Our Matrix blog:
Others understand the Bible even better, and are aware that the passages appealed to in support of the doctrine of the Rapture (such as 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) do not teach the idea of a Rapture followed by tribulation that is the mainstay of Dispensational Pre-Millennialist eschatology.
I love that. It pretty succinctly tells most of us that we really don’t have the theology chops for this subject.
Honestly, I’m not crazy about the argument that James then makes in that post.
For me, it’s pretty simple. If you’re concerned with when The Rapture will come, you’ve missed the point. Read the book again.