The Final Trumpet – Rapture or Judgment During Tribulation?
In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul is explaining the manner of our resurrection, sometimes called the “rapture:”
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (NKJV)
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Paul says the moment of our transformation into our new physical bodies will happen instantaneously at “the last trumpet.” Since Paul calls this trumpet the “last” trumpet, there must have been earlier trumpet sound that preceded the last trumpet. Continue reading