In Thessalonians, believers are taught that at the Second Coming, the dead in Christ will
In Thessalonians, believers are taught that at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the dead in Christ will rise first. This means that those who have already died and were believers in Jesus Christ will be resurrected from the dead and will be given glorified bodies before the living believers. This event is referred to as the "Rapture" in Christian theology and is believed to be the time when all believers will be caught up to meet Jesus in the air. The Thessalonians were comforted by this teaching, as it assured them that their loved ones who had already died would not be left behind and that they would all be united with Christ in the end.