Rapture of the Church

Author: Michele at ScriptureStudy.Guide
Posted: March 23, 2022

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 tells us that on the last day, the dead in Christ will rise first, then the righteous living will ascend to meet them and Jesus in the clouds.

We see the catching away of the righteous dead at the end of the second woe — this is when the two witnesses who are the church, ascends into heaven. You can read about this in my article “The Two Witnesses.”

The ascension of the two witnesses begins the events of the last day. We then see Jesus returning in the clouds with the previously ascended righteous dead and the righteous living ascend up to meet them. You can read about this in my article “Events of Earth’s Last Age.” There is also a timeline of these events in the book of Daniel which is covered in this article.

But Most Importantly…

A pre-tribulation rapture goes directly against the teachings of Jesus Christ Himself. The false pre-trib doctrine does not teach what the bible actually says. Jesus must remain on His throne in heaven at the right hand of God the Father up until His Second Coming. The son of perdition must appear before Jesus returns.

I want to refer you to an article written by the Followers of Jesus Christ (FOJC) Ministry which discounts the pre-trib rapture using scripture:

Why Pre-Tribulation Rapture Doctrine Is False

For Further Understanding

It’s impossible to see why the church will not be escape artists without first understanding the kingdom you are now a part of. Please see this article: The Kingdom of God is Here.

We ARE Israel and our new agape hearts are New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-4). See this article: God’s Chosen People.

What will further muddy your understanding is believing the false doctrine of a future “Millennial Reign” for an “Israel” that is based on DNA/genetics. No flesh will glory in the Lord’s presence – 1 Corinthians 1:29. Please read these articles: Part 1 and Part 2.

In Closing

God wants His children to know His Truths so we can be spiritually prepared for every minute of every day while we are here on this sinful earth… and we are in a critical time. When God’s children hear His Truths, they will know it. Pray for wisdom and understanding given by the Holy Spirit which is our gift from God our Father.


FOJC Radio’s sermons can be found on their website, on Brighteon, and on Rumble.


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