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To: mlocher

You said — “My bible says nothing of the rapture.”

Well, you must be reading the wrong Bible, then — because mine does...

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Also, another aspect of the Rapture is filled in by the Apostle Paul here....

1 Corinthians 15:51-55

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

55 ”O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”


48 posted on 10/07/2008 11:43:10 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
Well, you must be reading the wrong Bible, then — because mine does...

Thanks for the response. My Bible certainly has these versus in them. They refer to the fact that those that have died prior to Christ's second coming will still share in the joy of His death and be united with those who are still alive.

Nonetheless, thanks for the Bible passages; I always wondered which versus were used to justify the rapture. Now I know. God Bless you.

53 posted on 10/08/2008 7:02:27 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Star Traveler

Thank you!


136 posted on 10/08/2008 4:32:41 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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