1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. 11 Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing. NASB
In these verses we clearly see the rapture of the church, which is “salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
In verses 1 through 5 of 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul talks about the “day of the Lord,” which is the day of wrath just after the tribulation. And he assured the Thessalonians that because they were not of the darkness (not unbelievers), the day of the Lord would not overtake them (they would not have to experience it).
Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to…
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