TOPIC : "Being Caught Up"

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

have victory.

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

Gentiles---Romans 11:13.

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