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Article: How to Distinguish Between Rapture & the 2nd Coming

August 31, 2017

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As prophesied, the Lord Jesus is coming again. First in the sky for Rapture, and again seven years later to defeat Satan and rule as King of the Earth from Jerusalem. The simplest way to distinguish between scriptures about the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ, is to determine if the verse in question is referring to the Lord coming “for” His saints (I Thes 4:16), or “with” His saints (I Thes 3:13). Here is a list (not exhaustive) of the differences in the two events:

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