There Are Two Comings Of Christ, Not One



Christ appears in the CLOUDS
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Christ comes to the EARTH
Zechariah 14:4-5

Christ comes FOR his saints
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

Christ comes WITH his saints
1 Thessalonians 3:13, Jude 1:14, Rev 19:11-21

Christ takes the saints TO heaven
John 14:3

Christ brings the saints BACK to earth
Zech 14:4-5, Rev 19:14

It takes place BEFORE the Tribulation
Luke 21:36

It takes place AFTER the Tribulation
Matthew 24:29-30

Christ is NOT SEEN, except by his saints
1 Corinthians 15:52

EVERY EYE shall see him
Revelation 1:7

Christ gathers his own
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Angels gather the elect
Matthew 24:31

Christ comes to REWARD
1 Thessalonians 4:17

Christ comes to JUDGE
Matthew 24:31-46

No reference in the Old Testament
1 Corinthians 15:51

Numerous references in the Old Testament

No signs precede it
It is sudden

Many signs precede it
Matthew 24:4-29

It’s a time of blessing and comfort
1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

A time of judgment and destruction
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

It’s for believers only
1 Thess 4:13-18, John 14:1-3, Cor 15:51-55

It’s pronounced on Israel and the nations
Matthew 24:1-25, 46, Daniel 9:24