I appreciate your question. It is a good one so do not feel shy or concerned about it.I need to understand the Second Coming. I thought the true second coming was not until after the war of Armageddon and he set's up his thrown in the mount of olives? When Christ comes back to get his people, is that what everyone is calling the second coming? I am not trying to be argumentative, I am trying to understand as I heard that when Christ comes for his people it is just that, he is coming for his people, but the second coming is when he literally comes back and set's up his kingdom. Maybe I am wording all of this wrong, but I want to fully understand. I want to say I heard a theologian teach this.
Actually, according to the Scriptures as I understand them, Jesus comes back TWO more times. The very next time could be at any moment and it is called the "Harpazo" or in the English, The Rapture.
Because of the rules of the site we are not allow ed to go into any discussion on this event. However there is no rule against posting Scripture. You will find the Rapture in 1 Corth 15:51-54 and 1 Thess. 4:13-17. It is not so much if there is going to be a Rapture but the arguments come about on WHEN it will take place.
This event according to the Scriptures I posted for you, is when Jesus comes in the clouds but does not come to the earth physically. He removes the born again believers and then In MY personal opinion comes back at His 2nd Coming 7 years later at Armageddon and it is then that He comes to earth PHYSICALLY and stands on the Mt. of Olives fulfilling Zech. 14:1-2.
It is actually the 3rd phase of the 1st Resurrection.
If you would like to PM me I will be glad to discuss this with you privately.