Lesson 3 - Section 1 - Question 35 of 45 

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The New Covenant - When Jesus Comes Again

"This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering. For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed-- for our testimony to you was believed."
2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 (NAS)

"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep* in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep*. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 (NAS)

 * "Fallen asleep" is commonly used in the New Testament to refer to those who have died.

"And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them; and they also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven." Acts 1:10-11 (NAS)

Jesus, speaking to His twelve disciples (apostles) during the last supper in John 14:2-3 said:

"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (NAS)


When Jesus comes again with his angels...who is He going to take back to heaven with Him?

  1. Those that are "in Christ" or "in Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 4:14-18)...those that "know God" and "obey the gospel" (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10).
  2. Those that ignore God, or do not "know God."
  3. Those that say they "know God" but do not "obey the gospel."

Are "In Christ" Ignore God Do Not Obey