Q. Would you please clarify a part of the following two verses from 1 Thessalonians KJV?
4:16For 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: 4:17Then 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.
Does the shout of the Lord himself, the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God occur simultaneously, or are they sequential in nature, thereby initiating the Rapture of the Church?
I realize that these things happen in a split second, so perhaps my question is moot.