13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
The Bible is consistent. The verses above speak of the First Resurrection of ALL believers at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Notice that when Jesus descends from heaven there will be a trumpet sound, which agrees with previous scriptures we have quoted. This trumpet sound will occur immediately after the Great Tribulation when Christ returns, after He has gathered together His Elect as He descends to earth onto the Mount of Olives.
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