Raptured (6 of 9) by Jeff Schreve

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Raptured (6 of 9)
Series: Future Shock - What in the World Is Going On?
Jeff Schreve
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

If you have your Bible, please turn to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We want to talk today in our series, ''Future Shock,'' we want to talk about one of the biggest, most grandiose shocks that’s going to hit this world, and could hit this world, according to the Bible, at any moment. And that shock is the rapture of the church. It is the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ when He comes in the clouds in the twinkling of an eye.

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What is going on here? That’s the question. That’s a great question. That’s

What is going on when we talk about the rapture? It is a doctrine that is taught in the Word of God. But there are lots of questions concerning that. And people who love the Lord and love His Word can disagree when it comes to the subject of the Second Coming of Christ.

Now, the Second Coming of Christ is a key doctrine in the Bible. It’s talked about in the Old Testament. It’s talked about in the New Testament. If you put the Old Testament and the New Testament together and just look for the references to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, you find one in twenty-five verses speak of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the New Testament it’s spoken of 321 times, one in every thirty verses. It’s the second most popular doctrine in all of the New Testament, second only to salvation. All Bible writers in the New Testament, the nine who wrote in the New Testament by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, speak of the Second Coming of Christ. In the Book of 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians it’s taught on every single page, on every chapter. It’s a very, very important doctrine, but lots of us have questions about it, questions concerning the Second Coming of Christ.

Well, the Thessalonians had questions, too. They were concerned about their loved ones, and they were thinking abo ...

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