The 24 elders in Revelation are 24 angels that offer incense for the Holy Ones which are saints or as we would call them Christians. They mirror the 24 courses of the Levite priesthood created by King David in 1 Chronicles 24:1-19. Using the correct Greek grammar we realise that elders cannot be human.
It is really rather baffling to watch pretribulationists claim that literalism leads to pretribulationism, and then in the next breath rely exclusively on symbolism to find the rapture in Scripture! Without any rapture in the early chapters of Revelation, pretribulationists point to the twenty-four elders as proof that the entire Church is in heaven prior … Continue reading The Twenty-Four Elders – Do They Represent the Raptured Church in Heaven?