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WHO, ME, IN THE RAPTURE?

Major Scriptures: John 14:1-4; I Thessalonians 4:13-18;
I Corinthians 15:51-53; John 11:25-26; I Thessalonians 5:1-10;
II Thessalonians 2:1-12.

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CONTRASTS
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RAPTURE

1. Rapture of all believers
     I Corinthians 15:51

2. Believers Only
     I Thessalonians 4:14

3. Raptured Saints go to heaven
     I Thessalonians 4:16-17

4. Believers Raptured to heaven
     I Thessalonians 4:13-18

5. Unbelievers left to enter tribulation
     I Thessalonians 5:2-5

6. Earth not judged

7. Imminent
     I Thessalonians 4:17

8. Invisible
     I Thessalonians 4:17

9. Not in the Old Testament

10. Before the day of wrath
     I Thessalonians 5:3-4,9

11. No reference to Satan

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SECOND COMING

1. No Rapture at all
     Matthew 25:31

2. Affects All men
     Matthew 24:30

3. Raptured Saints return to earth
     Jude 14

4. Unbelievers killed
     II Thessalonians 1:8-9

5. Believers left to enter millennium
     Matthew 24

6. Earth judged and righteousness established
     Revelation 19:11-15

7. Follows definite predicted signs including the tribulation
     Matthew 24:3

8. Visible
     Revelation 1:7; Matthew 24:30

9. Predicted often in the Old Testament
     Zechariah 14:1-5; Daniel 7:13; Malachi 4:1-4

10. Concluding the day of wrath
     Matthew 24:29-30; Isaiah 13:9

11. Satan bound at second coming
     Revelation 20:3

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