i also read it as you stated,and have heard it in reference to the rapture most of my life, i have to read ,and read,and read. i find myself tryig to reason with my mind,and not with the Holy Spirit. my mind relies to much on what i have heard, and not studied for my self.thats not to say that everything i hear is lies. i hear great and wondrous things that i mark as true. but one must test the truth to see if it is so.
God gave us the scales on which to test every thing in life,The Holy Word, and The Holy Spirit
solving the mystries,understanding every thought or word of the writers is not, what it is about. believing that Jesus died for our sins,and was raised from the dead, is all that is required, to be saved. all the rest is icing.
God's Will be done, and Peace be with you, in Jesus's Name