Rapture vs 2nd Coming

Rapture

Translation of all believers.
Translated saints go to heaven.
Earth not judged.
Imminent, any-moment, signless.
Not in the Old Testament.
Believers only.
Before the day of wrath.
No reference to Satan.
Christ comes for His own.
He comes in the air.
He claims His bride.
Only His own see.
Tribulation begins
Church believers only?  
Second Coming

No translation at all.
Translated saints return to earth.
Earth judged; righteousness established.
Follows definite predicted signs, including tribulation.
Predicted often in Old Testament.
Affects all men on the earth.
Concluding the day of wrath.
Satan is bound.
Christ comes with His own.
He comes to the earth.
He comes with His bride.
Every eye shall see Him.
Millennial Kingdom begins.
OT saved raised later?

8 thoughts on “Rapture vs 2nd Coming

  1. I have never seen the debunking of the Rature Theory done as it is presented here. Immediately when I read “Not in the old testament” Daniel came to mind!
    I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13,14).

    And then there is also IN THE OLD TESTAMENT in the book of Isaiah!
    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

    EXCELLENT truth filled read, and I have to say thank you for sharing this as so many are buying into the rapture doctrine which is not biblical. What you have posted here cannot be denied! Blessings Always.
    Julia

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  2. There are good arguments for both positions – pre tribulation rapture and post tribulation – but I’m leaning more towards the post tribulation stance. I worry that the pre-trib belief is a trick of Satan and he’s fooling a lot of people. Can you imagine if you think you won’t be here for the tribulation and you find out that the rapture didn’t happen. They are going to be so discouraged, disillusioned and unprepared. And that’s what I feel Satan is hoping for. Believers have always been persecuted. God never said he would keep us from persecution; he said he would be with us through it and we would be with him in heaven in the end. I guess we won’t know for sure about the rapture until it does or doesn’t happen.

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  3. At the end of the day, these scriptural interpretations aren’t important as they don’t affect our salvation! (Whether you believe in pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib or don’t believe in the rapture at all – No matter what anyone states, no one knows for certain, we all see through a glass darkly)

    I’ll leave you with something to ponder… as a couple of examples in the OT of His righteous escaping coming judgement, and maybe this is a parallel to this debate, Enoch and Lot.

    Thank you for everyone’s comments and blessings to you!

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