Part 2 of 3: “The Second Coming (Parousia) Begins with the Rapture”
Addendum to the three-part series: “Does the ‘Day of Christ’ and the ‘Day of the Lord’ Refer to the Same Event?”
This is Part 3 of 3
The Day of the Lord Begins with the Rapture
In Part 1, it was established that the terms parousia and the day of the Lord co-referentially denote the same period. In Part 2, it was shown that the rapture begins the parousia. It follows therefore that the rapture begins the day of the Lord. However, we do not have to rely on this inference to know that it is true. In this section, we will examine key passages that use the term the day of the Lord and instruct us that the rapture will begin this period.