Matthew 24:40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. The classic representation of this scenario, made popular by the Left Behind books (there is a remake of the movie coming out) is that people will suddenly vanish, leaving their clothes behind. If you were an unbeliever on an airplane and the Rapture were to occur, all that would be left where believers were sitting would be a rumpled pile of clothes, some jewelry, a phone, perhaps. I've even heard it said that prosthetic devices will be left behind, also artificial hips, heart valves, etc. Apparently, as our bodies are winging their way skyward God transforms them from corruptible to incorruptible mid-air. Do you hold to the body vanishing, clothes and other items left behind scenario? I've been thinking about this and it seems to me that the word "taken" in the verses above, could refer to the phrase used when a person dies, i.e. "The Lord took Mr. Smith to be with him in Heaven" or "Grandma was taken by God". It makes a lot more sense to me that the bodies of the Christians would be left behind, not just the clothes. This scenario causes the verse in 2 Thess. 2 about people believing the lies of the Antichrist make m ore sense. It would be very hard to explain away vanishing bodies, much easier to explain a wave of deaths. The Bible says that the body is sown perishable and but is raised a spiritual body and that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. So why would someone's body vanish if God is going to give us a totally different body? Along the same lines....When the Bible says the dead in Christ will rise first, then we which are alive will be caught up, does that mean that the graves are going to split open and bodies rise up and be transformed in a wink of an eye into incorruptible, spiritual bodies? Will there be empty coffins in the ground after the Rapture?