Bruce Warner (15
"WE SHOULD FEEL A 'CLOSE KINSHIP' WITH OUR BROTHERS - THE 'DEAD IN CHRIST'"
1 Thessalonians 4:16
the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice
of the archangel, and with the trump of God: AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST
SHALL RISE FIRST."
The 'dead in Christ' have the 'honored
position' of 'rising first' on the day of 'resurrection and rapture'.
The resurrection of the 'dead in Christ' will happen before:
1 Thessalonians 4:17
we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them
(the 'dead in Christ') in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and
so shall we (both the dead and the living in Christ) ever be with the
The Lord does not love us "we
which are alive and remain" any more than our brothers who are "the
dead in Christ" and were not spared from 'tribulation' on earth during
their lifetimes; so why should we think that we will be spared from
'tribulation' during our lifetimes. God does not love us more than "the
dead in Christ".
Our brothers, "the dead in Christ" never
suffered the "WRATH OF GOD" during their lifetimes, and "we which are
alive and remain" will also never suffer the "WRATH OF GOD" in our
lifetimes either. Now for 'tribulation', that is something else
Come Lord Jesus!