The word rapture doesn’t actually exist in the Bible, but then neither does any other English word. It is my opinion that this word is the best word in describing this biblical event, so I tend to use it. Also, the word rapture is the most common word used for this event and it seems to me that it would be confusing to use another word or phrase to describe it.
God created man in his own image; how does that work? The understanding of the true nature of man is a foundational base upon which much of the Bible is built. People generally think of themselves as Homo sapiens and so they cannot truly understand the reality of our existence.
The period in which the fourth kingdom exists has a mysterious two thousand year hole in it, that is, from the crucifixion of Jesus to the commencement of the ministries of the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter eleven, it is as though the prophetic time clock has stopped.