the trumpets of 1 Cor. 15:52 and Rev. 11:15-18 the same event?
Rev. Roger Best
is "no." The fact that the seventh trumpet of the seven
trumpet series in Revelation is the last mentioned trumpet in the
book (Rev. 11:15-18) and that Paul indicates the rapture will occur
at the last trumpet (1 Cor. 15:52) does not a priori
mean that the same event is cited.
and lexical study demonstrates that 1 Corinthians 15:52 denotes
the actual blasting of a trumpet. The idea is that of a last blast
of a particular trumpet. At the last blast of a trumpet, the dead
will be raised. The name of this trumpet is not "the last trumpet."
This is not what Paul is indicating here. Rather, the focus is on
the sound of the trumpet. This passage gives no clue what trumpet
is blown. Only that when the last blast occurs, the dead will be
us in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 that this trumpet is the trumpet of
God. This is the actual name of the trumpet which will be blown
at the rapture, the last blast of which will signal the time of
resurrection for dead saints. The first time the trumpet of God
appears in Scripture can be traced back to Exodus 19:10-20:21. There
the trumpet not only served to alert the people to the coming of
God into man's domain, but also to warn the people of the seriousness
of the moment. This will be the case again at the rapture of the
church when God the Father comes with Jesus to deliver the righteous
and begin the punishment of the wicked.
trumpet of Revelation is but one of seven trumpets that introduces
judgment against the world. These trumpets do not introduce one
example of deliverance. They are clearly the judgment of God against
those who dwell on the earth. The sequences demands that the church
be removed before the first trumpet because the wrath of God is
states, "It will come about also in that day that a great
trumpet will be blown; and those who were perishing in the land
of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come
and worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem." This
passage indicates that the seventh trumpet of Revelation is not
the last trumpet to be blown in human history. This trumpet called
the "great trumpet" will call Israel back to the land
after the Seventieth week of Daniel ends.
we can conclude correctly that Paul's trumpet blast and the trumpets
of Revelation are not the same.