"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
This page editorial help: Sister Lynn near Atlanta, GA
Jesus Christ will raise those who are dead in him, and catch away those who are alive and abiding in him. This "second coming" is known as 'the rapture'. Churches preach that it may happen at any time. But, this will not happen until Satan, who shows himself as God and is worshipped, is revealed. It will not happen for another 300 years according to the Bible.
In the second coming of Jesus, the first thing that our churches teach is the rapture. Churches teach it in such a way that almost all Christians will be taken in the rapture. They say that the righteous people, who were dead, will be resurrected first and Jesus Christ will rapture (catch away) the living saints to him in the air. Then they will reign on the earth a thousand years, which is the Millennium. So far everything is good. But, the sad part is that the churches give confidence to Christians that they all will be taken in the rapture. It is not what the word of God says. Jesus Christ is sinless. No sin can enter into him. If you have sin in your life, neither you can enter into him, nor will he enter into you. Our preachers are either ignorant or they are filthy liars. They deceive people. However, let us see it with Scriptures.
Jesus Christ will come to raise and rapture his people. "1 Thessalonians 4:14 them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 16 the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:" So, Jesus Christ will raise and rapture them who were in him. But, the tragedy is that most Christians are taught to say that they are in Jesus Christ, while they are in sin. But no sin can enter Jesus Christ in heavenly places. If we are in sin, we are not in Jesus Christ. It is deception to say we are in Jesus Christ while we are in sin. But he is doing his work in his people now. Ephesians 5:27 says Jesus Christ "might present to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." So, Jesus Christ is converting them to be holy, spotless, without any blemish for himself. Ephesians 2:6 he "hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" That is, Jesus Christ, pulls them out of sin and has their spirits seated in himself in heaven. As they die, they will sleep in him. Jesus Christ has been doing this work for the last 2000 years.
Let me give a few links for more information: "Millennium", "Jesus abide in a person", "How to Abide video." Thank you.
God Bless You