[Gary Petty] We have a Beyond Today program coming up very shortly where we talk about is the rapture real. Now in this program we take four important biblical passages and explain what the Bible actually teaches about the return of Jesus Christ and the resurrection.
We first start with 1 Thessalonians. You see, most people take 1 Thessalonians and separate it from other biblical passages and say that this proves a pre-tribulation rapture. Well, what we do in the program is we take 1 Thessalonians, we take what Jesus taught in Matthew 24 in the Olivet Prophecy, we take 1 Corinthians 15 where Paul writes what is often called the resurrection chapter, and the Apostle John in Revelation where he describes the return of Jesus Christ and we look at all the similarities in these four events.
When we do we find out that 1 Thessalonians, Matthew 24, 1 Corinthians 15 and Revelation - they're all describing the same events. And these events do not describe a pre-tribulation rapture, but they describe a resurrection that happens at the return of Jesus Christ after the tribulation, and at that time He also resurrects all those who have died in Christ to rise and meet Him in the clouds. So be sure and not miss the upcoming Beyond Today program.
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