Bible/Scripture/Doctrine Study Topic: Rapture - The Blessed Hope
From My Doctrinal Statement
Future Events - the Rapture of the Saints
I believe in the personal, bodily, End of the Dispensation of Grace, but pre-millennial, and physical and literal return of the Lord Jesus Christ from Heaven, who will be met in the air by the following:
I believe that all saints/believers from the Lord Jesus Christ's Death until the event known as the "Rapture" are in Christ, (you either are in Christ or you are heading to the Lake of Fire!) all saints/believers from Christ's Death until the very last one who becomes saved will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air: The Dead in Christ shall rise first then the remaining alive saints will come up in the Rapture to ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:14 - 18). I believe it is unscriptual to teach the imminent return of Christ as there is no timeline nor any prophetic events needed to be completed before this event!
Old Testament Saints: I believe all Old Testament Saints from Adam until after The Lord Jesus Christ's Resurrection (Matthew 27:52 - 53) xref with Ephesians 4:8. rose from the dead went to Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ and they will accompanying the Lord Jesus Christ at His Coming (Jude 1:14) while the New Testament Saints/Body of Christ are and will be seated in the heavenly places in Jesus Christ.(Ephesians 2:6)
The Intermediate State and Resurrection
I believe that the spirits of the saved (from the Death of the Lord Jesus Christ and afterward) at death go to be with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. They will return with Him at the Rapture of the New Testament Saints and will be united with their resurrected bodies at that time.
I believe that the spirits of the lost at death go to Hell where they are in conscious suffering until the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20). At that time they will be united with their resurrected bodies, judged, and cast into the eternal Lake of Fire.
Les Feldick - Why We Stand On A Pre Tribulation Rapture; 2 of 4
Les Feldick - Why We Stand On A Pre Tribulation Rapture; 3 of 4
Les Feldick - Why We Stand On A Pre Tribulation Rapture; 4 of 4
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