Understanding the Sequence of the Two Resurrections

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hi N____,

Everything you say here is correct, based upon the scriptures you quote here.
What is important to understand is that the word ‘second’ is not speaking of any human being experiencing two personal resurrections. Rather it is speaking of two groups; one being ‘first’ and the other being ‘second’. Those who are in the second group form what the scriptures refer to as those who are “cast alive into the lake of fire” where they will, in the “great white throne… judgment”, experience “the goodness of God, which will bring them to repentance”.

Rom 2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

This “goodness of God” is to be defined and discovered in Psa 107:21-31. It is the same “goodness of God” which brings us all to repentance, whether we are first or second. That is why this verse is true of all men, whether first or second, to come to God.

Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

I hope these few verse help to make this clear. If not please let me know.
Your brother who wants to be nothing more than a “helper of your joy”,

Mike

Other related posts