First, Paul did NOT say that we would all be caught up at the same time. Each of us are caught up individually when we die. The old testament saints were resurrected when Jesus returned in ad70. After that God's people don't "die" and go down to sheol. They are "caught up" now to their body from heaven.
If you were an old testament saint and you died in an accident you would go down to be bound in sheol. Christ had not paid for sins yet and so you could not go to heaven.
You might as well give up,WE're not going to follow your Preteristic beliefs! Some of US still believe that Jesus will have a 2nd coming,not of the flesh but of the spirit & WE do NOT believe He came in 70 A.D. when their are Biblical,Christian scholars that don't even think John of Patmos wrote Revelations in that year! Go watch a documentary or research it yourself instead of following that Preterist author that you said you study or whatever book it was he wrote!
So Paul did Not
say that we would all be caught up at the same time.What does 1 Thessalonians 4:17 say,
"Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up TOGETHER
What do you call "Repentence of Sin" & Christ did not pay for our sins yet huh?
"It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,who was delivered up because of ourOFFENSES/SINS
-Paul,Romans 4:24 & 25.That means He paid for our sins!!!
The one thing that you're right about is that if you were an old testement saint & died,you'd go down to sheol bound but until Jesus DIED/PAID FOR OUR SINS then He went to preach the Word & to save those saint or apostles & prophets.You do realize though the 3 days after His Resurrection that He went to release those that you said was there!
"(Now this,"He ascended"--what does it mean but that He also FIRST descended into the lower parts of the earth/sheol? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the Heavens,that He might fill all things/which means forgiving of or paying for our sins).And He Himself gave some to be apostles,some prophets,some evangelists,and some pastors,and teachers,for equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry,for the edifying of the body of Christ."-Ephesians 4:9-12!