THE LAST GENERATION
§ 178. Temporal death is not the future lot of all mankind, inasmuch as a generation of men will live 1 to witness the second coming of Christ.2
1. Temporal death is not the future lot of all mankind, inasmuch as a generation of men will live
I Thessalonians 4:15, 17 For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. (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.
I Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
2. …to witness the second coming of Christ.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.