I enjoy accounts like this that set the record straight – that point out that the concept of the so-called Rapture has only been around since 1830, although I’ve learned about it my whole life, so a younger me saw it as a bit more time-proven.
For more discussion, I recommend books by Rob Bell, who explains in detail the Gospel passage that is used in support of the Rapture, where Jesus compares himself to a leader coming home after winning a battle, and the townspeople come out to meet him, then return to the village (forgive the paraphrasing). Thing is, they GO BACK TO THE TOWN. They don’t go out to meet him and go up to heaven, they come back … to earth. New heaven, new earth.
I don’t know what it will be like but I do think it is a dangerous theology, especially when I grew up in a church where people watched the news for conflict in the Middle East and seemed to welcome it because it meant the Rapture might be coming soon. This is a problem. This is bad theology which leads to a destructive Christian worldview.