1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
What happens to the believers who die before the Lord returns? Will they receive a resurrected body? Will they miss out in any way on the rapture of the church, or the gathering together with the Lord, or the collective experience of the saints in the eternal kingdom of God? Here are four truths about the dead in Christ, concerning the second coming of our Lord, meant to encourage those grieving the loss of beloved believers with solid hope.