Comparison of Rapture and Second Coming of Christ

The following is not my work; copied from, I haven’t a clue…

  • THE RAPTURE: Christ comes in the air – 1 Thess.. 4:16-17

SECOND COMING: Christ returns bodily to the Earth – Zech. 14:4

  • THE RAPTURE: Christ comes for His Bride – 1Thess..4:16-17

SECOND COMING: Christ returns with His saints – Jude 1:14; 1 Thess 3:13

  • THE RAPTURE: Not in Old Testament – 1Cor. 15:51

SECOND COMING: Predicted often in Old Testament

  • THE RAPTURE: Imminent; no signs beforehand – 1Cor. 15:52

SECOND COMING: Many signs beforehand – Matt. 24:1 – 25:46

  • THE RAPTURE: A time of blessing and comfort – 1Thess. 4:18

SECOND COMING: A time of destruction and judgment – 2Thess. 2:8-12

  • THE RAPTURE: Involves believers only – John 14:1-3; 1Cor.15:51-55; 1Thess. 4:13-18

SECOND COMING: Involves Israel and Gentile nations – Matt. 24:24; Rev. 1:7

  • THE RAPTURE: Will occur in a moment; only Christ’s own will see Him – 1 Cor. 15:51,52

SECOND COMING: Will be visible to the entire world – Matt. 24:27; Rev. 1:7

  • THE RAPTURE: “Great Tribulation” begins

SECOND COMING: Millennium begins


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