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1Thessalonians Timeline:  Chapter 5

The following timelines are based on the foundation of timelines that are described in this site on interpretation of scriptures using timelines, which the reader is referred for further information.  The first timeline below forms the basis to describe the two concurrent events that Paul discusses in 1Thessalonians 5, the day of Jesus Christ, and the day of the Lord.  The timeline line below illustrates the basic structure of the seven years of tribulation, which is preceded by the church age, and is followed by the millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.    

The next timeline builds upon the chart above.  It shows, first the events that immediately follow the rapture of the church, which is the judgment seat of Christ, 2Corinthians 5:10.  Following that, is the marriage of the Lamb, Revelation 19:7-10.  These two events are the day of Jesus Christ, 1Corinthians 1:7-9, and occur with the body of Christ.  The body of Christ consists of the resurrected saints who died in the Lord, and those yet alive who were raptured upon the Lord's return in the clouds, see the page on the rapture on this site for more information.  These heavenly events are contrasted with those on the earth during the seven years of tribulation, which constitute the day of the Lord.  Both of these events are contrasted on this site on the page discussion 1Thessalonians 5.

The following graphic provides a simple illustration of the consequences that every person ever born on this planet experiences depending upon if they followed the Lord, or chose their own path of self righteousness or self will.  Every person is faced with the decision to follow the Lord, Romans 1:16-23.  Despite the many religions of this world that attempt to provide some comfort to those dying or the survivors, there is no truth in what they teach.  Only the word of God is found in the Bible, which points to the truth, which is the Lord Jesus Christ, John 1:1-14, John 14:6-14, John 17.  For those who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, that He was crucified and died according to scripture, for our sins, was buried, and on the third day rose from the dead according to scripture, which is our hope in the resurrection, 1Corinthians 15:1-4, then the line with the red boxes demonstrates all that is in store for them.  More information is provided on this site concerning the rapture and the resurrection.  Those who choose to ignore the clear witness of the Lord either through His word, in the Bible, or through nature, will suffer the consequences of eternal separation from God and eternal judgment.  The events that they will suffer through eternity, with no other hope of salvation, is illustrated by the line passing through the black boxes on the left side of the graphic.  There is no middle ground, only an awful judgment for those who reject the truth concerning the Lord Jesus Christ.

To avoid this fate, but instead to experience eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ, creator of all things, follow this link to the page on this site that discusses the road to salvation.

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