Finally consider 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17:
We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: And so shall we ever be with the Lord.
This is a difficult and much debated passage. Paul was clearly implying that some of those Christians who were alive in his time would actually witness Christ returning at the end of the world. I believe Paul was actually describing reincarnation in this passage. Some Christians alive in his day would naturally witness Christ's return if reincarnation occurred. For a more detailed discussion of this controversial doctrine see the link on the home page to my reincarnation article.
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