There have been, and there will be many rapture hoaxes. People make predictions of the imminent return of Jesus Christ and they normally give a date on which Jesus will return and meet His people in the air, they will be raptured out of this world and will be with Jesus forever. Obviously these things never happen, as people are disillusioned and they lose faith, they lose faith in Jesus, but they never blame the person who made the false prediction.
Some of these false prophets then prophesy a new date based on some scripture or visions that they had and many people still go after them and they believe these people’s lies. These are hoaxes, they are lies. Jesus Christ said that nobody knows when He will return. Jesus can come any moment for any one of us, we can die any moment. We must always be ready.
The kingdom of heaven is not just about making a quick repentance, a quick commitment to Jesus, before we think that He will return. The kingdom of heaven is about being disciples of Jesus Christ, obeying His words, repenting of sin, repenting of following our own ways, obeying Jesus, being baptized in water, living the life of a disciple in utter obedience to Jesus Christ. There is no quick fix for a backslidden Christian that does not want to miss the rapture.
You cannot go on living your life for your own pleasures and then quickly make a turn around, make a quick repentance and then expect to spend eternity in heaven with Jesus Christ. God is not fooled. If we do not totally commit to follow and obey Jesus, we will not enter His kingdom.
Many believers are deceived by these rapture hoaxes, but they never truly repent, they never truly get to know Jesus Christ. They never truly become His followers, His disciples. Do not be deceived by these hoaxes. Get serious with Jesus. Live your life to please Him. Become His disciple, obey Him, follow Him and He will guide you into all truth. Jesus determines our life. Only He knows when our last day will be on this earth. Do not believe what other people tell you, fix your hope on Jesus, hear from Him. Follow Him, listen to Him and you will never be disappointed.
May Jesus bless you.