There are two seemingly contradictory statements made by Paul in regards to the rapture.
In 1 Thessalonians 4 it reads this:
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:
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.
As I already covered in this series, the rapture occurs during the first of seven trumps. These verses gel with that thesis.
But something we read in 1 Corinthians 15 SEEMS to contradict this…
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
At the last trump?
Why does it say the last? Isn’t it the first?
Doesn’t D&C 88 even say that at the first trump the saints are caught up? Why is Paul now telling us at the last trump we are made immortal?
Prepare to have your minds blown!
You most likely have a wrong understanding of the resurrection.
Many believe that when we are resurrected, we are being raised from death to immortality.
This is WRONG.
When we are resurrected, we are resurrected to our original MORTAL bodies. The Book of Mormon explains that perfectly. Research it!
When we are raptured at the first trump, we receive the same body as our mortal bodies.
It is only until the seventh trump, the last trump, that our corruptible bodies put on an incorruptible body.
1 Corinthians 15 is not talking about the rapture, it’s talking about when our bodies finally become fashioned into the same body of Christ!
Section 88 correlates this!!!!!!!!!
106 And again, another angel shall sound his trump, which is the seventh angel, saying: It is finished; it is finished! The Lamb of God hath overcome and trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God.
107 And then shall the angels be crowned with the glory of his might, and the saints shall be filled with his glory, and receive their inheritance and be made equal with him.
Just another one of those AMAZING things about the D&C I wanted to share.