1 Thessalonians 4

Chapter 4

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.

caught up

Not church saints only, but all bodies of the saved, of whatever dispensation, are included in the first resurrection. (See Scofield "1 Corinthians 15:52") as here described, but it is peculiarly the "blessed hope" of the Church (cf) Matthew 24:42 ; 25:13 ; Luke 12:36-48 ; Acts 1:11 ; Philippians 3:20 Philippians 3:21 ; Titus 2:11-13 .