Sermon Illustrations

A Contrast of the Rapture and Glorious Appearing of Christ

The Rapture of the Church The Glorious Appearing or Revelation

1. Christ comes for believers in the air. 1. Christ comes with believers to the earth.

2. All Christians on Earth are translated into new bodies. 2. There is no translation of bodies.

3. Christians are taken to the Father’s house in heaven. 3. Resurrected Saints remain on the earth.

4. There is no judgment upon the earth 4. Christ judges the inhabitants of the earth.