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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:16
4:16 With a shout - Properly, a proclamation made to a great multitude. Above this is, the voice of the archangel; above both, the trumpet of God; the voice of God, somewhat analogous to the sound of a trumpet.
View People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:16
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven. They seemed to have thought that the living saints would hurry to meet the Lord, and that the dead would be powerless to follow. On the contrary, Christ comes to them. He will descend. With a shout. The voice of an archangel. The voice of command. With the trumpet of God. The trumpet blast as a signal and a summons. The dead in Christ shall rise first. Before the living are gathered, all the saints who slept in Christ shall be gathered around him. In the final day, the first act is the gathering of the departed saints; the next, the gathering of the living saints.
chris muteweri's comment on 2013-05-12 08:54:02:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first.....means that the other group shall remain dead for some time and this gives support to the doctrine of millennium
NATE's comment on 2013-04-21 03:45:52:
THE DEAD THAT WILL BE RISEN IS THE SAINTS WHO ARE HOLYGHOST FILLED AND HAVE DIED HERE ON EARTH, INCLUDING THOSE OF JESUSES TIME WHO HAVE REMAINED FAITHFUL TILL THE END...
David Eubanks's comment on 2013-04-17 19:19:30:
Jesus said, today you will be with me in paradise
If we die and are in paradise, who are the dead in Christ? I am confused but not as confused as the comments above.
Jacobus Gielen's comment on 2013-04-05 00:27:13:
I believe the lord comes within and without, and the church has missed it because it doesnít comprehend progressive dispensationalism. Like we have been, are being and will be resurrected not to bring in the manifest sons like a King in a balloon. I ascend and descend with the lord continuously. I hope you can handle honesty.
Nzube's comment on 2013-01-07 06:56:06:
I believe it has to do with three phases of Christís coming. Christ does the three:
- the shout - Christ sending a messenger to prepare the people ;
- the voice - which all that receive and believe the shout represent;
- the trump - Christ appearing.
daniel saenz's comment on 2012-10-16 01:18:03:
Who are the dead that will be risen, since Christ is the resurrection.
James Tinkey, Jr.'s comment on 2011-09-14 19:45:10:
Hi, It is awesome to know that my Grandma will be taken before us who are alive to glory afterwards then the antichrist will appear Thank You God Bless You, James.T.
zablon's comment on 2011-08-02 14:47:26:
A shout-A shout of joy
Voice of an archangel-A voice of a victorious warrior; for there are principalities in the air that must make way.
Trumpet of God-Symbol of authority as handed over from God:the father Himself,
and proclamation of awakening to the righteous souls whether dead or alive.
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