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Nishant Xavier

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Rapture: Post Tribulation or Pre-Trib. 1 Thess 4.
« on: September 16, 2023, 09:49:38 pm »
So, let's discuss the Rapture in this thread. The other day I was in a Twitter Space discussing it. I asked a simple question based on the below:

Believers Who Have Died
"13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lordís word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words." (1 Thess 4:13-18)

My question was: "have the dead in Christ risen"? I.e. Has the Resurrection (of the Saints) taken place?

According to this verse, the sequence is that the Rapture happens after the Resurrection. Now, since the Resurrection obviously takes place after the Tribulation, how can the Rapture take place before it?

The Biblical sequence is: Tribulation >= Resurrection >= Rapture at the 2nd Coming.

The Bible says in the above Passage that the Rapture cannot take place until the Resurrection does.QED

Thoughts? God Bless.

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