4...And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection.
These verses clearly demonstrate that there are only two resurrections spoken of in the Bible, the First Resurrection and the Second Resurrection. The First Resurrection will take place at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The First Resurrection is only for the Bride of Christ, who will live and reign with Christ for the thousand-year Millennial Kingdom of God. The Bride of Christ will consist of relatively very few people who are called and chosen during their earthly lives according to the Election of Grace, from the nation of Israel and the Gentile nations. The Bride of Christ, also referred to as the Firstfruits, has a special calling with a special salvation. (1 Timothy 4:10)
The Second Resurrection will occur at the end of the thousand-year Millennial Kingdom of God, when the rest of the dead who are 'sleeping' will live again. The Second Resurrection will consist of two very large groups of people.
The First Group will be billions of believers who will have lived in their physical bodies during Christ's glorious Millennial Age, and who will rise in their immortal saved bodies at the Second Resurrection. These resurrected believers, whose names are written in the Book of Life, will join the Bride of Christ, God's Elect from the First Resurrection.
The Second Group will be probably even larger than the first group. It will consist of many billions of people, all unbelievers who have ever lived and died throughout the Ages from Adam and Eve until the end of the Millennial Age. These unbelievers will rise in their immortal yet still unsaved bodies at the Second Resurrection to face God's Great White Throne Judgement.
What about the multiple millions of unborn babies who die every year by either abortion or miscarriage? Life begins at conception. We can be sure that all unborn babies will also rise at the Second Resurrection in their new immortal, yet still unsaved adult bodies.
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