Rapture time – Is it before the tribulation?

The “first resurrection” seems to refer to just one point in time “this is the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:5), and placing the resurrection of the rapture (1 Thess. 4:16) before this seems to put a general resurrection before the “first resurrection.”

REV 20:6 “Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.”

Those who take part in the first resurrection will “live and reign,” and this seems to be the saints who were put to death in the tribulation, not those who were raptured:

REV 20:4 “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

Also, a pre-tribulation rapture puts the “last trumpet” of 1 Cor. 15:52 before the trumpet judgments of Rev. 8:7ff.

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