Answers to "Ask Mike"
13. After Christ's return and He has taken the Christians with Him, will there be any way for someone to get to heaven? I have heard they have to be beheaded. Is this true?
You are speaking of the so called "rapture" which, according to some, precedes Christ's return. Your question grows from two major misconceptions. The first misconception is that Christ will return (secretly) for His church, then, after seven years elapses, He will return in judgment. The second misconception is that Christians go first in the rapture. Let me explain by responding to these misconceptions in reverse order.
In the Parable of the Weeds found among the "Kingdom
Bible scholars provide many interesting interpretations of this
passage to avoid its clear teaching. Were it not that Jesus explains
it, we could drift off into all sorts of strange ideas. Examine the
While it is tempting to adopt some of the fanciful views regarding Christ's return, let it be known there is only one return, not two. Suggesting an early "secret coming" is reading into Scripture something that is just not there. The Bible teaches that when the end comes, Christ will appear to bring human history to its end. When He appears it will be too late to acknowledge Him as Lord. When Christ returns all opportunity ends, judgment is determined, and sentence is passed.
If you are a Christ-follower now, there is no need to be concerned over whatever else may transpire. Even if I am in error, it is best to be prepared for Christ's return and it is best to be active in reaching out to others with the Gospel message. His coming, which I believe will be soon, should motivate us to godly living and effective evangelism. In other words, you should want to go to heaven when you die (or when Christ returns) and take as many with you as you possibly can.
For more answers, see