The Second Resurrection

The second resurrection is separated from the first resurrection by the millennial reign of Christ on this earth. It will include the wicked of every generation from Adam until this resurrection occurs. The vast majority of those in this resurrection are sinful, with the exception of some whose names appear in the Book of Life. Those who will be saved at this time are the ones saved during the Millennium or in the short season following.

The second resurrection is the final resurrection for any and all the dead of every generation who were not in the first resurrection. Daniel and Jesus both mentioned this resurrection (Daniel 12:2-3; John 5:28-29).

We who are alive today must make every effort to be in the first resurrection (Revelation 20:4-6). Any who have a chance to hear and obey the truth in the day of grace, and do not, will be lost (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). Backsliders and those who reject the truth will believe a life and be damned if they are not in the ‘catching away’ of the church. Today is the day of salvation; after the ‘catching away’, those who reject truth will receive no second chance.

The resurrection of both saved and lost is one of the cardinal truths of God’s Word. It is a principle of Christ’s doctrine as well as a foundation stone of the church. Should we not study, research, and dig into this precious mine of truth, as we strive to be in the first resurrection? Let us purpose in our hearts to be in that grand reunion in the sky when Jesus returns.