"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Jesus Christ will raise those that are dead in him and catch away those who are alive and abiding in him. It is known as Pre-Millennial "second coming", or the "rapture". Our churches are expecting it to happen at any time. But, according to the Bible, it will not happen at least for another 300 years.
In the second coming of Jesus, the first thing that our churches teach is the rapture. Church 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 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 he will 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, 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 have their spirits seated in himself in heaven. As they die, they will sleep in him. Jesus Christ is 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