And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. (Zech. 14:5)Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. (1 Thess. 3:11-13)
Marvin Rosenthal's article from a '97 edition of Zion's Fire makes a convincing claim how the word "saints" in 1 Thess. 3:13 should actually be "angels". Since both the Hebrew (kedosh) and Greek (hagios) words for saints and angels can be interchangeable and the context determines its translation, it would seem the word for saints in the context of the letter to the Thessalonians here in 1 Thess. 3:13 can only be angels since:
"In Paul's epistles, he often breaks out into brief prayers for those to whom he is writing. For the Thessalonians, he prayed: "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints" (1 Th. 3:13). Since he is praying that believers on the earth will have their hearts established at the Lord's coming, he is clearly distinguishing between believers on earth and the "saints" (holy ones) who will come with the Lord from Heaven. It is impossible for the Church to be in two places at the same time. They can't have their hearts "established" (the idea is firm and unmoved) until Christ comes and at the same time accompany Him at His coming.
Why would Paul exhort for Christ to establish the hearts of the church at Thessalonica to be ready for Christ at His Parousia if they were the one's accompanying Him?http://www.zionshope.org/zionsfire/arti ... _with.html
Here is an abbreviated response by pretrib.org:http://www.pre-trib.org/data/pdf/Gromac ... vinRos.pdf
It's also noteworthy that the word "parousia" is used in 1 Thess. 3:13. Is there ever an instance where the Greek word "parousia" is used when talking about Jesus returning with the Church to earth?