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The Differences of the rapture and the second coming

2 Peter1:20-21 "knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,  for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."

private2398  Gr-idios of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, i.e. one's own; by implication, private or separate

The distinctions and differences of the rapture/resurrection and the second coming are numerous.

            Rapture                                            Second Coming

He comes from heaven and we go up to him to meet Him in the air

He comes from heaven to earth on the Mount of Olives

He takes us to the fathers house

 He comes at Armaggedon when the worlds armies are gathered trying to stop him


He comes to save Israel from annihilation

No timing is given except it is after the apostasy has taken place

He judges the people separating the sheep from the goats- the sheep enter the Millennium- the reign of Christ on earth. The goats are sent to hell. (mt.25)

 Only involves the believers both alive and dead in Christ 

 Involves the believers of all time
















































Rapture                                                             Second Coming


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