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3 “The rapture (or ‘translation’) of the church is often paralleled to the ‘raptures’ of Enoch and Elijah. In each case, the individual disappeared or was caught up into heaven. At His ascension our Lord Himself was ‘taken up’ into heaven (Acts 1:9). The biblical description of the rapture involves both the resurrection of deceased believers and the translation of living believers into the air to meet the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)” (Edward E. Hindson, The Rapture and the Return: Two Aspects of Christ’s Coming).

4 What Is Not Found in This Passage  A distinction between the righteous and the wicked  A secret coming of Christ “I was teaching my course in the philosophy of religion when all of a sudden three of my students vanished. They simply vanished! No great loss to the class –however, I do find this disappearance very difficult to explain” (Hal Lindsey quoted by Rodney Miller in “The Lion and the Lamb on Planet Earth”).

5 What Is Not Found in This Passage  A distinction between the righteous and the wicked  A secret coming of Christ  Anyone left behind

6 What Is Found in This Passage  The last trumpet sound (vers ) “We’ve seen that Revelation 6 and 7 describe the Tribulation period, the seven-year reign of terror on earth…” (Hal Lindsey, There’s A New World Coming, p. 126). “The seven trumpets follow chronologically the opening of the seventh seal (8:1)” (The Scofield Reference Bible ).

7 What Is Found in This Passage  The last trumpet sound (vers ) RAPTURERAPTURERAPTURERAPTURE The last trump Followed by Seven more trumpets

8 What Is Found in This Passage  The last trumpet sound (vers )  The conquering of death (vers , 54-57)

9 The General ResurrectionThe General Resurrection “The order of events in the resurrection program would be: (1) the resurrection of Christ as the beginning of the resurrection program (1 Cor. 15:23); (2) the resurrection of the church age saints at the rapture (1 Thess. 4:16); (3) the resurrection of the tribulation period saints (Rev. 20:3-5), together with (4) the resurrection of Old Testament saints (Dan. 12:2; Isa. 26:19) at the second advent of Christ to the earth; and finally (5) the final resurrection of the unsaved dead (Rev. 20:5, 11-14) at the end of the millennial age…” (Dwight J. Pentecost, Things to come, p. 441).

10 The General ResurrectionThe General Resurrection

11 Acts 24: But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: 15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

12 The General ResurrectionThe General Resurrection John 5: “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”

13 The General ResurrectionThe General Resurrection John 6: And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."

14 The General ResurrectionThe General Resurrection THE LAST DAY John 6: And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.

15 The General ResurrectionThe General Resurrection John 6: And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. THE LAST DAY

16 John 6: And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. The Day of Judgment (Matt. 25:31-46)


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