What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming?
The Rapture tends to be considered the moment when large groups of people (generally those who follow Jesus) are suddenly caught up into the sky. At least that is a common view of the rapture.
The Second Coming is the return of Jesus Christ to the earth.
Some believe they will happen at the same time. Some believe one or the other has already happened. But those are the very basic, general perspectives.
The Rapture is a happening that happens suddenly without warning and it is not Christ coming here but calling believers, well his body, the true church to Him. We who are living will be changed in the twinkling of an eyes and raised with the dead Christians to all be taken up together no longer human flesh to meet our Lord. The Second Coming will be what the Jew did not accept as being Him the first time, but if not for that, would we have the crumbs from the table? I am sure it is all as God did plan.
The "Rapture" will happen in the twinkling of an eye. Suddenly 1/3 of the worlds population will mysteriously disappear. This is to take place just prior to The "Great Tribulation & Armegeddon" which is supposed to last 7 years. "The Second Coming" will take place after Armegeddon is finished and Jesus will return to retrieve any remaining who choose to follow Him. The remainder will be cast for eternity into the "Lake of Fire" along with the devil, the anti-christ, the false prophet, and the fallen angels. This is the finality of sin death and evil for death and hell will be tossed in too.
by Disappearinghead 7 years ago
Paul talked about the return of Christ in his letters to the Thessalonians and many scholars hold the view that Paul believed Christ's return was imminent or at least in his lifetime.However the vast majority of the Church believes His return is yet to come and therefore we have a problem. Either...
by seyiari 8 years ago
Do you believe in the second coming of Jesus christ or not?
by pisean282311 7 years ago
why do you think world needs savior?..are human race totally incapable species that it didnt learn from first coming and requires second coming?
by SparklingJewel 10 years ago
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by Knight6 6 years ago
Just the other day i was listening to the radio and the topic was the american election and one person running for the election question the role of state and the role of religion and it got me thinking if christ was to come back what are the chances he or she died at birth or was aborted i mean if...
by Dave Mathews 2 years ago
As Christians: Those of us that are Christian, We are all aware of the first coming of Jesus as a baby. There is nothing to dispute about this. We are also aware of His crucifixion and resurrection. Here come the mirky part for me. Mary Magdelene goes to Jesus tomb and discovers it empty. She sees...
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