What do you mean there is no rapture?
Unfortunately, many Christians believe and many Pastors preach that a private rapture or “snatching up of Christians” will happen 7 years prior to Jesus’ Second Coming. Thus saints would not be here for the great tribulation period. This teaching is fear based and is not Biblical as there is no scripture supporting it. The main scripture that folks use that believe in a pre-tribulation rapture is actually referring to the Day of the Lord. This is the day when Jesus comes back at the end of the world where judgment (destruction) of the wicked occurs and all saints rise up to meet Jesus in the clouds.
So yes, at the end, all Christians living (and even the dead in Christ) at the time of Jesus Christ's return will rise up (be resurrected) to meet Him in the clouds. However, in context, three verses later, Paul is clearly referring to the Day of the Lord. (** Please see the "1 Thes 4 and 5" and "Day of the Lord" Area of Studies - many more scriptures here are discussed in depth)
2 Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
* Please read the INTRODUCTION and PURPOSE OF STUDY first. This study was created out of love for the saints. It's intended to unify and encourage them!
Learn how the Bible ties many scriptures together
relating to the timing, order and events when Jesus returns at the end.
some of the areas that will be discussed...
Jesus coming in the clouds with great glory and power
The revealing of the Antichrist
Two women grinding at the mill, one taken, one left
The day of the LORD
Heaven and earth passing away,
But of that day no man knows but the Father only
Sun and moon being darkened
The Resurrection - Death is swallowed up in victory !
Stars withdrawing their shine
Heavens and earth shaken
As in the days of Noah, so shall the Son of man be
Every eye will see Him
Wrath of God is on the ungodly, not the saints
God's protection of His saints
Harvest at the end of the world ( separating the wheat and the tares)
Origin of the rapture theory
Thankfully, God’s plan is perfect because He is perfect. It is clear and not confusing. God wants Christians to wait for Him, be strong and courageous and hope to the end for His glorious appearing.
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