I firmly believe in a resurrection from the dead... Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead as the holy word of God teaches... Job also believed in a resurrection from the dead and according as see it a bodily resurrection. I am very well aware some on here don't believe in a bodily resurrection but that is another post... To me resurrection and rapture are the same thing and I see no difference, but the word resurrection is in scripture but rapture is not, so I go with resurrection... So this is the question, what is the difference between the resurrection and the rapture?... Does the following verses from Thessalonians teach a resurrection, a rapture or both?... As always your comment are greatly appreciated!... Brother Glen I Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 4:16 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: 4:17 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. 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.