Question: Is the Resurrection and "being caught up" the same?
Thought: If the Resurrection and the doctrine that goes along with it
is not the same as I Thessalonians 4: 13-18, then why is it not
taught by those who talk of the rapture? (Being caught up)
Yet go to Matthew 24:37- 41 and say this is the rapture.
Reference: All verses are from the King James Bible which we
believe tabe the inspired Word of God.
I. Is resurrection a mystery?
A. John 11:23-24 Martha knew of it.
II. When is resurrection?
A. John 11 :24 Last day
B. John 6:40
III. If the resurrection is at the last day-when is the last day and the
doctrine that is associated with the last day?
A. John 6:51-54 The Lord's Supper is the doctrine of the
last day and resurrection.
NOTE: Why do people that believe in being caught up, as in
I Thessalonians 4:16, observe something that refers to being
raised up in the last day?
B. If the resurrection is at the last day, we need to find the
first resurrection in the scriptures and observe the doctrine.
Revelations 20: 1-5 Is or is not Satan bound at the time of the doctrine
of the First Resurrection?
NOTE: Does Revelations 20:5 state that "this is the First Resurrection?
If the believer of I Thessalonians 4:13-18 claims that the dead in
Christ shall rise first and say it's pretribulation doctrine,
how could he be waiting for the First Resurrection?
If that is at the last day at the end of the Tribulation
where Satan is bound.
FACT: Resurrrection and 1 Thessalonians 4 are not the same .
QUESTION: Is Satan bound today? NO Yet does the Bible
ever refer to the fact that Satan has to be bound for
us to be caught up, I Thessalonians 4:16, NO,
I Corinthians 15:55-58, we that are in Christ already
A. Ephesians 2:5-6 Already raised up with Christ
B. Philippians 3:20-21 Hope, alive to be changed and caught up
C. II Corinthians 5:l-5 Hope if we go to sleep "in the Lord" for a new
house (body) made in Heaven
The above verses given to us by the Apostle Paul--The Apostle of the
Is the Apostle Paul the only-writer in the Bible to write about the Body of Christ-His Church?
Y E S Ephesians 1:20-23
Is the Body of Christ (members) saved already by the Gospel of Christ?
Y E S I Corinthians15:l-4 ; II Timothy 1:9
Is the Apostle Paul the only apostle that tells of "being caught up?" YES
I Thessalonians 4:l6
With the above YES questions, observe:
1. The resurrection in the last day is not a mystery.
2. I Corinthians 15 written by the Apostle Paul is about resurrection until
I Corinthians 15:50-51
3. Then Paul tells of a mystery---sleep and changed.
As a boy in religion I was taught that when the rapture (caught up) would
happen the graves would open and the saints would rise first.
FACT: Ezekiel 37: 1-14, who comes out of their graves? Israel---Ezekiel 37:11 -13.
Whose body is dissolved? II Corinthians 5:l-2
Whose bones are never discussed? The Body of Christ--His Believers
Co1ossians 1:18 Why? II Corinthians 5:l-2 A new house (asleep in Christ), Philippians 3:21 a
changed body (we which are alive)
IV. The only person today that has the hope of II Corinthians 5:1-2 or Philippians 3:21
trusts, Ephesians 1:13, and the Gospel of Christ, I Corinthians 15:1-4, because the Gospel of
Christ is the Power of God unto Salvation, Romans 1:16
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved