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Will everyone hear the sound of the trumpet at the rapture?

Joyce from Florida asked: Will everyone hear the sound of the trumpet at the rapture?

 

Hi Joyce,

As you have noted, there's a trumpet blast when Christ comes for His people.

“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 will rise first” (I Thessalonians 4:16).

“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (I Corinthians 15:51-52).

The Bible doesn’t specifically indicate if only believers will hear the trumpet. However, I believe everyone will hear it. The reason I think that because the other trumpets of the end times in Revelation 8-11 seem to be audible to those on earth. I believe it's likely that everyone will hear this trumpet as well.

By the way, that trumpet blast will serve as another testimony to the truthfulness of God’s Word, and will be a warning for those left behind to repent of their sin.

Thanks for your question,

Stephen

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