A palavra “arrebatamento” não se encontra na Bíblia. O termo, porém, fala do rapto brusco da Igreja da terra para encontrar-se com Jesus entre nuvens. A palavra grega parA rapto é harpazo e é extraída da passagem que diz: “Porque o mesmo Senhor descerá do céu com alarido, e com voz do arcanjo, e com trombeta de Deus; e os que morreram em Cristo ressuscitarão primeiro; e depois, nós, os que ficarmos vivos, seremos arrebatados [...]” (1Ts 4.16-17).  

Severino Pedro da Silva (1988, p.13), aponta cinco palavras gregas sobre o aparecimento de Jesus Cristo em dois momentos futuros – o Arrebatamento e a Parousia, e mostra quais são as passagens. Vejamos cada uma das cinco: (1) Optomai (aparecer) (cf Hb 9.28); (2) ercomai (vir) (cf Jo 14.3); (3) epphanos (aparição) (1Tm 6.14); (4) apokalypsis (revelação, desvendamento) (1Co 1.7); e (5) parousía (presença ou vinda) (2Ts 2.8). 

Já ficamos sabendo que o termo grego harpazo significa rapto ou arrebatamento e que, harpazo é o ato de a Igreja ser levada até Cristo. Contudo, a ação do Senhor vir para realizar esse rapto e encontrar com a Igreja, há outros termos gregos. Vejamos, “depois, nós, os que ficarmos vivos, seremos arrebatados (harpazo)  [...] a encontrar (parousia) o Senhor nos ares [...]” (1Ts 4.17), o escritor supracitado (p.14), diz que nesta passagem o termo “arrebatamento tem o mesmo sentido no grego que “nosso encontro” em Atos 28.15” onde se lê: “... ouvindo os irmãos novas de nós, nos saíram ao encontro [...]”. 

Portanto, conforme o que aqui foi citado, existe uma diferença entre o arrebatamento (harpazo, traslado, rapto) da Igreja e a “parousia do Cristo” (manifestação, chegada, presença). Enquanto harpazo refere-se a ida da Igreja ao encontro de Jesus, parousia, significa tanto o “encontro de Cristo com a Igreja”, como também o aparecimento de Cristo na Sua volta para dar fim a grande tribulação e aniquilar o anticristo. 

Sendo assim, enquanto “harpazo” significa rapto ou arrebatamento, que é a subida da Igreja, o termo “parousia” tem a ver com o encontro de Jesus com a Sua Noiva. 

Extraído da obra: A Grande Tribulação, Palco do Anticristo (Recife: Bereia Editora, 2014), Prof. Saulo Soares da Silva. 

REFERÊNCIA 

SILVA, Severino Pedro da.. Escatologia, Doutrinas das Últimas Coisas. Rio de Janeiro: CPAD, 1988.


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