Need some help here...dealing with a "smart" one who claims Christians won't be raptured. When I said the Church is not mentioned from Rev. thru 22, this is the reply I got:
The capital "C" Church as we use the word today, is not found at all in the Book of Revelation. Individual church bodies in ancient Asia Minor are found. In Revelation 12:11 we find those under the Blood of the Lamb. A person cannot be under the Blood of the Lamb and not be under the Grace of the New Covenant Church. The 144,000 are described as "firstfruits" of the Lamb. In Romans 16:5 Paul uses the same language to describe Christians.