Volume 16, Issue 2 _____________________________________________________Bible Prophecy Ministry


The RAPTURE vs. THE SECOND COMING
Parasouia vs. Epiphaneia

  Rapture   Second Coming of Jesus Christ
1 Jesus coming FOR His Church. John 14:1-3, 1 Thess 4:14-17 1 Jesus coming With His Church Col 3:4, Zech 14:5, Jude 14, Rev 19:14
2 Caught up with Him in the air 1 Thess 4:13-18 2 Jesus' feet literally touch the earth Zech 14:4, Rev:19:11-21
3 Christians taken first, unbelievers are left behind. 1 Thess 4:13-18 3 Wicked are taken first, the righteous (Tribulation saints) are left behind. Matthew 13:28-30
4 Purpose: To present the Church to Himself and to the Father 2 Cor 11:2, Rev. 19:6-9 4 Purpose: To execute judgment on earth and set up His Kingdom Jude 14-15,Rev 19:11-21, Zech 14:3-4
5 MARRIAGE: Marriage of Lamb in heaven after the Rapture 5 WAR: Marriage is followed by war on earth at the 2nd coming
6 Happens in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye (too fast for eyes to see) 1 Cor 15:52 6 Slow coming, people will see Him come back. Zech 12:10 Matt 24:30, Rev 1:7
7 Only Christians will see Him 1 John 3:2, 1 Cor 15:52 7 Every eye will see Him Rev. 1:7
8 Jesus descends with a shout(for resurrection) 1 Thess 4:16 8 No shout mentioned Rev. 19:11-21
9 A resurrection takes place 1 Thess 4:13-18, 1 Cor 15:51-54 9 No resurrection mentioned Rev 1:7, 19:11-21, Zechariah 12:10, 14:4-5
10 Can happen at any time Rev 3:3, 1 Thess 5:4-6 10 Occurs at end of 7 years of Tribulation Dan 9:24-27Matt 24:29-30, 2 Thess 2:3-8
11 No angels are sent to gather (resurrected people don't need angels to help them) 11 Angels sent forth to gather people together for judgment Matt 13:39, 41, 49, 24:31, 25:31, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
12 Spirits of those dead in Christ return with Jesus to receive their their resurrected bodies 1 Thess 4:14-16 12 Christians return with Jesus in already resurrected bodies riding on white horses. Rev 19:11-21
13 Jesus does not return on a white horse 13 Jesus returns riding upon a white horse Rev 19:11
14 For the Church only (those in Christ) 1 Thess 4:14-17 14 For redeemed Israel & Gentiles Rom 11:25-27, Matt 25:31-46
15 A message of hope and comfort 1 Thess 4:18, Titus 2:13, 1 John 3:3 15 A message of judgment Joel 3:12-16, Rev 19:11-21, Mal 4:5
Darrell G. Young     Copyrightę2001


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