No, you didn’t miss the rapture. Although times are rough, we are not in the tribulation. Earthquakes abound. Wars erupt. Disease and hunger are rampant. But what does the Bible say? Is the rapture yet future?
Interestingly, Matthew 24 is not about the rapture, which was yet to be announced (1 Thes. 4:14-17; 1 Cor. 15:51, 52). It is those “in Christ” who will be raptured. This refers to the church, which began on the Day of Pentecost. The events in Matthew 24 take place during the Great Tribulation. The phrase in verses 40 and 41, “one will be taken and one will be left” is compared to the days of Noah. The context is judgment, not rapture. This passage of Scripture is frequently taken out of context and is therefore misunderstood.