Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
- Jul 13, 2012
The dead in Christ will rise first.oops that means no millennium of any kind. a dead man in Christ is a dead man in Christ. in the millennium as im taught the Lord will be worshipped as Christ. hmmm nay.15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17how in the world can the resurrection be before the rapture?
... we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
will not precede means the ones who are alive will not go or be caught up before the ones who have died.
Or as the next verse says -
the dead in Christ will rise first.
uhm I see as judgement and resurrection at once.no removal of the church. the saints come with him that are in heaven to judge and we met him as he is coming, to judge all men
see jude and other Pauline mentions of this
33 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife." 34 And Jesus answered and said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. Luke 20:33-36
and again -
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Revelation 20:4-5