THE COMING OF THE LORD

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I’m putting this up for discussion as the movie “Left Behind” is released.   As I read the Scriptures, straight from the Word of God, I can’t see how the popular timeline that Christians are out of here BEFORE the tribulation is validated by Scripture.   How do we get around these Scriptures?   Someone PLEASE give me a Scripture that shows absolutely something different, please if you can.   Popular opinion is not infallible.  The Scripture is infallible.  The Scripture is truth.  I’m not looking for any arguments but would just like a Scripture as I have provided the Scriptures here:

THE COMING OF THE LORD

SCRIPTURE: “For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep [died]. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”  (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18)

ORDER:

LORD RETURNS WITH TRUMPET BLAST

DEAD IN CHRIST RISE

THEN OTHER BELIEVERS RISE

SCRIPTURE:  “But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when He comes, those who belong to Him.” (1 Cor 15:23)

ORDER:

LORD RETURNS,

BELIEVERS RISE (resurrected)

SCRIPTURE:  “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.”  (1 Cor 15:52)

ORDER:

TRUMPET BLAST,

DEAD IN CHRIST RISE,

THEN OTHER BELIEVERS RISE (“be changed”/rapture)

SCRIPTURE:  “1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.” (2 Thess 2)

ORDER:

REBELLION,

MAN OF LAWLESSNESS REVEALED (abomination of desolation),

THEN CHRIST RETURNS AND THE GATHERING TOGETHER OF THE SAINTS.

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24

ORDER:  Tribulation (v.9), MAN OF LAWLESSNESS REVEALED (abomination of desolation) (v. 15) THEN GREAT TRIBULATION (v. 21),  THEN CHRIST RETURNS (v.30)  THEN THE GATHERING TOGETHER OF HIS ELECT (v. 31)

Putting all these Scripture together, this is what seems plain:

ORDER:

tribulation THEN

antichrist revealed (abomination of desolation)  THEN

great tribulation  THEN

Christ returns with trumpet blast  THEN

the dead in christ THEN

we who are alive  THEN

So shall we ever be with the LORD!   HalleluYAH!

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