1 Thessalonians 1: 10 “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” Is Paul mentioning a Rapture a catching away of the bride to the Thessalonians which is to occur before the Tribulation in 1st Thessalonians 1:10? Or is a Catching away a part of the coming at the end of time or is he speaking of a general resurrection and there will be no Kingdom? Let’s look first at the fact that all believers have been delivered from the wrath to come. The wrath to come is the Tribulation according to Revelation 6 -19, God pouring out His judgment upon mankind. We see Paul answering a question posed to him by the believers in Thessalonica in 1st Thessalonians. We see he answers them about the dead. Now if he were speaking of a general resurrection why would they have posed the question? There would not be a question if all are resurrected in the general resurrection view. Evidently Paul had taught them of the return of the Lord for the church and he seems to be saying it would happen before God's wrath would be poured out. 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Their question seems to be when the Lord returns for us what about those who have died did they miss His return for the church? To which Paul says they will be raised first, then we who are alive and remain will meet you in the air. Notice Paul didn’t say we would meet Christ on Earth which would mean at His second coming. Secondly Paul said we would meet them in the clouds and would ever be with the Lord. Paul doesn’t say Christ comes all the way to earth as Revelation 19 clearly states. So the church is taken out before the wrath to come and the dead in Christ go before those who are alive and remain. What does this show us a Rapture or a General Resurrection?