Our Beliefs: Resurrections


Death is a reality all must eventually face, but the hope of all Christians and the promise of the Father is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible plainly identifies two types of resurrections: special acts of mercy by God in which He raised people back to physical life, and the spiritual resurrections to eternal life. The best known resurrection is Jesus Christ's triumph over death. When He returns, He will resurrect the saints to eternal life. After the thousand years of His reign, He will resurrect to physical life all who have not had an opportunity for salvation. Finally, the incorrigibly wicked will be physically resurrected to be consumed in the Lake of Fire.

Scripture References:
Job 14:14-15; 19:25-26;   Daniel 12:2-3;   Matthew 27:52-53;   Mark 5:35-42;   Acts 9:40-41; 20:7-12;   John 5:28-29; 11:20-24;   I Corinthians 15:3-8, 20-23, 51-52;   I Thessalonians 4:13-17;   Revelation 20:4-6;   Ezekiel 37:1-14;   Revelation 20:11-15;   II Peter 3:10-12;  

Additional Reading:
'After Three Days'
Caught Up in the Rapture
Taking It Through the Grave
The Final Harvest
Basic Doctrines: The First Resurrection
The Resurrection Was Not on Sunday
Basic Doctrines: The Second Resurrection
The Third Resurrection: What Is Its Value?
Basic Doctrines: The Third Resurrection
Was Jesus Resurrected on Easter Sunday?
'After Three Days'
Resurrection AD 31



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