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“I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” — Psalm 116:1-2 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by


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1) 被提时,信徒与主在空中相遇(帖撒罗尼迦前书4:17)。再来时,信徒和主一起回归地上(启示录19:14)。

2) 再来发生在可怕的大灾难之后(启示录6-19章)。被提发生在大灾难之前(帖撒罗尼迦前书5:9;启示录3:10)。

3) 被提是把信徒从地上带走的解救行为(帖撒罗尼迦前书4:13-17;5:9)。再来包括驱逐不信者的审判行为。

4) 被提是秘密和瞬间的(哥林多前书15:50-54)。再来是众目可睹的(启示录1:7;马太福音24:29-30)。

5) 基督再来要到某些末世事件发生之后(帖撒罗尼迦后书2:4;马太福音24:15-30;启示录6-18章)。被提随时都可能发生。


1) 如果被提和再来是同一件事,那么信徒就要经历大灾难(帖撒罗尼迦前书5: 9;启示录3:10)。

2) 如果被提和再来是同一件事,那么基督再来就不是即将了——有很多事件必须发生在再来之前。

3) 关于灾难时期的描述,启示录6-19章中没有一处提到教会。灾难期间——也被称作“雅各遭难的时候”(耶利米书30:7)——神的主要关注是以色列(罗马书11:17-31)。

被提和再来相似但是不同的事件。两者都有耶稣回归。都是末世事件。但是,区分它们的不同很重要。总之,被提是基督在云中回归,在神的忿怒之前把所有信徒从地上带走。 再来是基督回到地上,结束灾难时期,摧毁假基督和撒旦的世界。


What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming?
Question: “What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming?”


The rapture and the second coming of Christ are often confused. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether a scripture verse is referring to the rapture or the second coming. However, in studying end-times Bible prophecy, it is very important to differentiate between the two.

The rapture is when Jesus Christ returns to remove the church (all believers in Christ) from the earth. The rapture is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-54. Believers who have died will have their bodies resurrected and, along with believers who are still living, will meet the Lord in the air. This will all occur in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. The second coming is when Jesus returns to defeat the Antichrist, destroy evil, and establish His millennial kingdom. The second coming is described in Revelation 19:11-16.

The important differences between the rapture and second coming are as follows:

1) At the rapture, believers meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17). At the second coming, believers return with the Lord to the earth (Revelation 19:14).

2) The second coming occurs after the great and terrible tribulation (Revelation chapters 6–19). The rapture occurs before the tribulation (1 Thessalonians 5:9Revelation 3:10).

3) The rapture is the removal of believers from the earth as an act of deliverance (1 Thessalonians 4:13-175:9). The second coming includes the removal of unbelievers as an act of judgment (Matthew 24:40-41).

4) The rapture will be secret and instant (1 Corinthians 15:50-54). The second coming will be visible to all (Revelation 1:7Matthew 24:29-30).

5) The second coming of Christ will not occur until after certain other end-times events take place (2 Thessalonians 2:4Matthew 24:15-30; Revelation chapters 6–18). The rapture is imminent; it could take place at any moment (Titus 2:131 Thessalonians 4:13-181 Corinthians 15:50-54).

Why is it important to keep the rapture and the second coming distinct?

1) If the rapture and the second coming are the same event, believers will have to go through the tribulation (1 Thessalonians 5:9Revelation 3:10).

2) If the rapture and the second coming are the same event, the return of Christ is not imminent—there are many things which must occur before He can return (Matthew 24:4-30).

3) In describing the tribulation period, Revelation chapters 6–19 nowhere mentions the church. During the tribulation—also called “the time of trouble for Jacob” (Jeremiah 30:7)—God will again turn His primary attention to Israel (Romans 11:17-31).

The rapture and second coming are similar but separate events. Both involve Jesus returning. Both are end-times events. However, it is crucially important to recognize the differences. In summary, the rapture is the return of Christ in the clouds to remove all believers from the earth before the time of God’s wrath. The second coming is the return of Christ to the earth to bring the tribulation to an end and to defeat the Antichrist and his evil world empire.


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