the rest of the dead
Posted by John Holdiness on Sunday, January 25 3:02 am
I believe you have misunderstood the 1st resurection and the phrase in scripture concerning the rest of the dead. The rest of the dead are obviously all those who have died without Christ. Most will suffer the second death since they were not included in the 1st resurection, they will be judged and it is for that purpose that they have been resurected (that every knee will bow and every tounge will confess). When you take Christs words on the subject and overlap them with the Old Testement prophecy, Revelation prophecy, and the explanations of Paul and the apostles the picture becomes clear-Christ will come on the last day of this earth, the dead in Christ will rise and those who are alive in Christ will be caught up with him (this will include the 144,000, but will not be limited to them), then Christ will destroy all life and earth itself, there will be a new Heaven and a new earth where those with Christ will reign for a thousand years. When the 1,000 years are finished saten will be loosed to deceive all but Christs elect, they will gather to do battle with Christ and the saints and will be dstroyed by the breath of God. These will be resurrected for the judgement at that time and not being found in the book of life they will be cast into the lake of fire (the second death) where there will be wailing and nashing of teeth. If you can find scripture to dispell my version of Christ return, the so called rapture, please send the KJV bible scriptures along with your interpatation of them to me. Please do not send a probably or maybe or might. Christ was clear on this subject and with his story about the fig tree and the coming of spring it is clear that we should be able to see the signs and know that the end is near. 1 Thes. 4:13-18, make it clear that as a beleiver we don't have to be concerned with the second coming as we will be caught up at that time. The warnings of Revelations are for all who stand to be decieved by false christs, the warning is simple and is the same warning Christ related. Follow or chase after no other Christ on this earth (eg. do not be deceived by the signs and wonders of the anti-christ) as when he returns we will know. How? Simple we will be caught up with him.
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