More Scripture showing that the left behind crowd and rapture lookers got it backwards.
Matthew 13:30 - the parable of the weeds in the field, speaking to the weeds (the sons of the evil one) amidst the wheat (the children of the Kingdom). They are all left together... well, let's look at Scripture.
"Let them both grow together until the harvest, and at the harvest time I will tell the reapers, 'Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burn, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"
So, let's see - what happens first - ah, yes, the wicked are seized and thrown into the fires - and then the Church, which remains, parties. No secret midnight harvest to pull the wheat out. No massive huge steps or things like that.
Matthew is quite consistent on this point - the wicked get taken away first... because that's how it works. When you come upon a bank robber, the cops don't bust in, leave the robber there, pull everyone else out and then say, "Oh robber, you're going to get it now." They go in, arrest, drag him out - and then the rejoicing.
Now, this is by no means the point of this text in Matthew -- but sheesh guys, instead of reading fiction or trying to turn grasshoppers into helicopters. . . just try paying attention to the Word.