How can we differentiate between Second Coming/Rapture? There are eight contrasts between the two.
THE NATURE OF THE SECOND COMING – The fact that the Rapture and the Second Coming are seen as two separate events, shows that they can’t be simultaneous. This destroys the post-tribulation Rapture theory. Let’s look at these differences:
AT THE RAPTURE (I Thess. 4): The saints meet Christ in the air.
AT THE SECOND COMING: Christ returns to earth. (Zech.)
AT THE RAPTURE: The Mount of Olives is untouched.
AT THE SECOND COMING: The Mount of Olives splits
AT THE RAPTURE: Living saints are translated.
AT THE SECOND COMING: No saints are translated.
AT THE RAPTURE: The body goes to heaven.
AT THE SECOND COMING: The body comes to earth.
AT THE RAPTURE: Christ comes for His saints. (I Thess. 4)
AT THE SECOND COMING: Christ comes with His saints. (Rev. 19)
AT THE RAPTURE: The world is not judged and sin gets worse.
AT THE SECOND COMING: The world is judged and sin is dealt with.
AT THE RAPTURE: This is not preceded by detailed signs or warnings.
AT THE SECOND COMING: This is preceded by specific detailed signs.
AT THE RAPTURE: Concerns only the saved.
AT THE SECOND COMING: Concerns the saved and the lost.
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