Re: Does I thess 3:13 present a problem for both a pre-trib and post-trib rapture.
Rom, you don't believe to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord?
Originally Posted by rom826
Those people had not been 'raptured' out of here ahead of anything. They simply died. All these years, the saints have died and gone on to be with the Lord. Those who were faithful to their death are today... a great cloud of witnesses!
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)