Barry Amundsen (31 July 2016)
"For Steve Mullin One Taken Other Left Question"

Steve wrote in his post:


...coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Matthew 24:36-41

The fact that there will be two in the field and one taken as well as two grinding at the mill with one taken seems to contradict the fact that there's some period of time between the shout that the bridegroom is coming and the snatching away. If there was a shout and then some period of time, I'd think the workers in the field or the grinders at the mill would at least drop what they were doing in anticipation of the rapture, so I'm not sure how to reconcile those two points. And they don't "go out" to meet him anywhere, they are just doing their jobs. Do the workers not hear the shout that the bridegroom is coming?

How timely your post is dear Steve! I just uploaded a video series that will explain your dilemma and answer this very question that you are asking here. I have given a link above to the part of the video (part 4) that addresses this specific portion of the issue, the "one taken and the other left" part, but it will be easy to find the rest of the video (one video cut into 6 parts) at my channel ghostownaproach and by going to the beginning if you like after part 4 you will see how the whole of Matthew has been used in a way that understandably leads to confusion that is quickly cleared up when this very important aspect of Matthew's gospel (and all four gospels) is brought to light.  Thank you for asking this now!

Barry Amundsen