I believe that there is a difference between the Rapture and the Glorious Appearing of Christ; and I believe in both of these upcoming events.

I believe that at the end of the Church Age, Jesus will return again to catch up  (rapture) born again believers to Himself. [John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:11-18]

I believe that at the rapture, our mortal bodies will be changed into immortal bodies, and that there will be no more suffering for us. [ I Corinthians 15:50-58]

I believe that after the rapture, believers will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and be judged for what we have done in this life since becoming a Christian, whether it be good or bad. This is for Believers only.  [I Corinthians 3:9-15; II Corinthians 5:10-11; Colossians 3:24-25;  I John 2:28]

I believe that those left on earth after the rapture will face 7 years of Tribulation during which God will judge the nations of the world. [Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24; II Thessalonians 2:1-12; Revelation 6-19]

I believe in the Marriage of the Lamb.  I believe that the Lamb is Jesus as the Bridegroom [Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19-20]   and that the True Church of Jesus Christ is the Bride. [II Corinthians 11:1-3; Ephesians 5:23-27]

I believe that when the tribulation is over, that Jesus will return physically, visibly, with His saints to set up His millennial kingdom here on earth. [Matthew 24:30;  Luke 21:27; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:3]

I believe that Satan will be bound for that thousand-year reign and will then be set loose for a short time to go out and deceive the nations.  [Revelation 20:1-3]

I believe that after the thousand-year reign, all unbelievers will stand before the Great White Throne and “confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” [Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 20:11-15]

I believe that those whose names are not written in the “book of life of the Lamb”  will then be cast into the lake of fire, which is Hell, where they will remain forever.  [I Corinthians 16:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 19:20; 20:14-15, 21:8]

I believe that after the thousand-year reign, there will be a new heaven and a new earth where there will be no more sorrow, tears or death.  [Revelation 21-22]

I believe that in this eternal new earth, God will dwell with us and have fellowship with us.  [Ezekiel 43:7; Revelation 21:3]

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012