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;