We will be changed at the last trump!
But not at the seventh trumpet
By Craig C. White
A lot of Christians equate the last trump in 1Corinthians 15:52 with the seventh trumpet judgement in Revelation 10:7. This assumption sometimes leads them to conclude that the Rapture will happen during the Tribulation period.
I don’t think that the last trump in 1Corinthians 15:52 correlates at all with the trumpet judgements of Revelation. The trumpet calls serve different purposes. The trumpet call in 1Corinthians is a call to gather the Church. The seven trumpet calls in Revelation are announcements of judgement on the earth. I think that the trumpet call in 1Corinthians 15:52 is a separate trumpet call than the seven trumpet calls in Revelation. The word trump is different than the word trumpet. I think that the last trump in 1Corinthians 15:52 is the last note of God’s trumpet that is played while gathering his Church. The dead in Christ will rise while the trumpet is sounded. When the trumpet call ends then those Christians that were alive when the resurrection began will be changed!
1Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 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.