Three Views of Rapture and Return
Amillinnialism and Postmillennialism
The Rapture of the church and the return of Jesus to earth happen together . This even will occur at the end of the millennium.
~The return of Jesus to earth will occur immediately after the rapture of the church
~ The rapture will occur at the end of the millennium
~The Church will be caught up to meet Jesus (1 Thess 4:13-18, REv. 19:7-9) and will then immediately return to earth as part of the Messiah's royal retinue (Rev. 19:14)
The rapture of the church and the return of Jesus to earth happen together. This event will occur immediately before the millennium.
~ The return of Jesus to earth will occur immediately after the rapture of the church
` The rapture will occur after the trib and before the millennium
The church will be caught up to meet Jesus (1 Thess. 4: 13-18) : Rev. 19:7-9) and will then immediately return to earth as part of the Messiah's royal retinue (Rev. 19:14)
Rapture and Return in Dispensational Premileninalism
Rapture of the church
The rapture will occur at an unexpected time (1 Thess 5:2; Matthew 24:44)
Jesus will return for His church (1 Thess 4:13-18)
Believer will be taken into God's presence (John 14:3)
Believers will experience the rapture (1 Cor. 15:52)
No battle with Satan is mentioned in connection with the rapture
No judgment of the earth is mentioned in connection with the rapture.
The rapture is a mystery (1 Cor 15:51)
Jesus Return to Earth
Jesus will return to earth after the seven-year trib (Matt 24:29)
Jesus will return with his church (Revs 19:14)
Believers will come to earth (Matt 24:30)
Every eye will see Jesus as the returning King (Matt. 24:30; Rev. 1:7, 19:11-16)
Satan is bound (Rev. 20:1-3)
the earth is judged (Rev 20:4-5)
The return of Jesus was foretold in the OT (Daniel 12:1-3; Zechariah 12:10, 14:4)
The separation of the rapture of the church from the glo8rous return isn't the only distinguishing mark of dispensational premillennialsim. ...
The most important difference between dispensational premilenniall and other views has to do with how dispensationalist separate God's work with Israel from God's work with the church.
.... According to dispensational premill , God ahs always had two purposes with 2 distinct people: the church and the nation of Israel.
dispensationalist believe that through the ages God is pursuing 2 purposes: one related to earth and earthly objectives involved with is Judaism, while the other relates to heaven and its objectives: Christianity.
The world premil is easy to define. The word point to the expectation that Jesus will return to earth before the millennial kingdom. The world "dispensational" is a bit more difficult. "Dispensational " translates a Greek term that cona also be rendered "stewardhsip" or "administration"... Dispensationalist see several distinct dispensations in God's master plan. I each D , God governs the world differently and place d different responsibilities on humanity.
But what is a dispensation?
chi Schofield D... DIEFINED A DISPENSATION AS A PERIOD OF TIME CURING WHICH MAN IS TESTED IN RESPECT TO OBEDIENCE TO SOME SPECIFIC REVELATION OF THE WILL OF GOD.
Ryrie: d is a distinguishable economy in the outworking of God's purpose.
General: a dispensation describes the unique expectations and purposes that God has for a particular group of people during a divinely designated period of time.