The Rapture (Part 6) ~ (” the rapture will exempt an entire generation of Christians from death”)

My previous articles commenced a series on the rapture of the church. We began with the question, “What is the Rapture?” This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. In previous articles from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, we saw that the rapture is an important doctrine and not something that can be marginalized or explained away as a secondary doctrine.

We also noted that the rapture is an event that is distinct from the Second Advent of Christ. We further observed that the rapture will involve the catching up of every believer to meet the Lord in the air, and that the rapture will involve a reunion between living and deceased Church-Age believers. We then began to examine several more points from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. In the last article, we noted that the rapture will be a resurrection. We now move on to our sixth point.

An Exemption from Death

Sixth, the rapture will exempt an entire generation of Christians from death. First Corinthians 15:51 says, “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.” Verses 54-56 say, “But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY. O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.” Thus, Paul explains, that the rapture will involve the removal of an entire generation before the expiration of their natural life spans and the experience of death.

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via The Rapture (Part 6).

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3 Responses to The Rapture (Part 6) ~ (” the rapture will exempt an entire generation of Christians from death”)

  1. fredswolfe says:

    I like what I read for the most part, but don’t think the Rapture is by definition a resurrection, because everyone in the class affected is not dead at the Rapture; some are still alive. The word resurrection is misleading in and of itself because it does not come from Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek. It comes from Latin. The parallel word in Hebrew means Awakening; one cannot be awakened without being asleep (dead.)

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