A Glorious Resurrection of the Dead — 6 Comments

  1. Brother Pasquale, I feel I need to correct here. This passage refers to the rapture. “We will not all sleep,” meaning some of us will not experience a physical death. “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. Then we who are alive and remain (that’s us!) shall be “caught up” (harpazo = rapture) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thess 4:16-17 This is when we receive our glorified bodies. After the 7 year tribulation (hell on earth), Jesus Christ then RETURNS to earth WITH US to destroy satan and reign for the millennium.

    Praise God!

    • Deborah, thanks for your reply. Sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I wanted to give some thought to this before replying and then time just got away from me. There are a lot of different theological ideas about the rapture. I avoid denominational theological matters on the site to keep it as a site that all Christians can enjoy. So what all Christians agree upon here, is that this passage is about the resurrection of the dead spoken of by Jesus in John 11. Now whether that happens before a seven-year tribulation, in the middle of the tribulation, at the end of that tribulation or at the end of time is debated. I have my thoughts on the rapture, but I decided not to bring them up on this website because this site is for the premillennialist, post-millennials amillennialist, Baptist, Calvinist, Catholic, Orthodox and all those who believe that Jesus is Lord, Savior and the eternal divine Son of God.

  2. Wonderful verse, our hope for the future and the second coming of our Lord. Thank you for sharing.