“So you are saying the Dead in Christ and the Church are both raptured at the same time”
The dead in Christ rise first. But that doesn’t mean the remaining church get raptured later after the tribulation. The Saints are part of the first coming. Two seperate comings of Christ are discribed where the gatherings are clearly different in nature.
First the meeting of the Saints in the clouds. Then the Gospels clearly say that Jesus Christ returns to the earth later and conquers it, when the people will be gathered from the four corners of the earth, separating the sheep from the goats. If this event is the same as the Rapture of the saints sheep wouldnt there only be goats left on the earth? How could Jesus find sheep on Earth to separate from them when they’ve already been taken to the air?
It’s clear that two different events involving different peoples are described.
The sheep and goat judgment spoken of by our Lord in Matthew 25:31-46 is a judgment of all the nations, as to how they treated the King’s followers...to the extent that they did not do it (feed, give drink, invite in, clothe)to the least of these, they did not do it to Him, v. 45
This will also take place when the Son of Man comes in His glory, & all the angels with Him, and sits on His glorious throne in Jerusalem, literally, to establish justice and righteousness. The surviving peoples of the nations [from the last 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week] will be divided according to the things listed and the sheep nations will go into eternal life & the goat nations will go away into eternal punishment.