Rapture vs Second Coming
In Mathew 24, a common mistake is made. Countless times preachers and bible scholars confuse “the rapture” vs “the second coming” as being the same event. In this article I will discuss the difference between the two events which will occur at two different times in prophecy. Besides, why do Christians choose to believe that there will be no pre-tribulation rapture? Do they want to go through the suffering?
The Rapture will be a secret event where Jesus will meet with only his people in the air, and remove them from the earth before the seven year tribulation begins. ( Thess. 4:17, Rev. 3:10)
God never allows His people to experience judgment along with those being judged. As with Sodom and Gomorrah, he payed a special visit to evacuate Lot and his family through three angels before the sin of homosexuality was judged in this city of sin. God will repeat the same judgement of stoning on gay marriages in the future only this time, with giant sized hail stones mixed with fire and blood. Rev 16; Gen. 13:10
This is also made clear in Revelations:
” Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation (tribulation), which shall come upon all the world (not the raptured saints), to try them that dwell upon the earth.” Rev. 3:10, KJV
The Second Coming however, is at the Battle of Armageddon when the Lord will return WITH his army, (his bride the church) those who were raptured and and those saints killed during the tribulation. Rev. 19:1-11, KJV
The Second Coming, The Day of The Lord, etc. is the second time the world will see Him that’s why it’s called the Second Coming! If you notice this time he’s not coming ” like a thief in the night”, this time every eye shall see Him! :
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” Rev. 1:7, KJV
*Please read the King James Version as the other versions are not accurate.