By TylerR May 30 2017 RaptureDispensationalismCripplegate: The concept of a ‘secret rapture’ is a notion that has been left behind by pulp rapture fiction books and movies about the return of Christ. The use of the term is outmoded and ambiguous and should be buried and never resurrected. 1225 reads There is 1 Comment Heh TylerR - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 4:34pm I'm more convinced than ever that the best way to study the Bible is to actually, you know . . . read it. You don't need Greek. You don't need a seminary degree. You don't need to be ordained to the Gospel ministry. You just need to be able to read and think. I, too, heard about the "secret rapture." I remember when I preached through 1 & 2 Thessalonians. I came to "that passage." I studied it. I read it. I outlined what it said, in context. And I sat up in my chair, laid my pen down, and said aloud, "the rapture doesn't sound so secret to me." This author is correct. It isn't a secret. Scripture doesn't present it as a secret. Yet, Fee (NICNT) claims dispensationalists think it is a secret. Ok . . . Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?