The Thessalonian church experienced much persecution from its
very inception taking away both friends and relatives. They were
also very concerned about the Lord’s return feeling that it had all
ready happened; that they had missed it somehow. Paul answers
their heart-felt questions in both of his letters to this church.
He begins in the 13th verse of the fourth chapter of
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who
have fallen asleep, that you may not grieve as others who have no hope.
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through
Jesus, God will bring with him, those who have fallen asleep. For this we
declare to you by word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left
until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.”
Now I don’t know if you are encouraged by this word from Paul, but I am.
I KNOW that I will see my friends and family and that we will be reunited
at the time of the Rapture. Oh, glorious day!
Maranatha--Come, Lord Jesus!
Check out the story pages