Saturday, May 7, 2022

Resurrection of Life or Judgment

Question received:
What is the resurrection of life and the resurrection of judgement (John 5:29)?

My Reply:
I hope you will read all the scriptures, because that is where we learn the answer to your question. I have linked the scriptures, to make it easier for you to read them. For those on a computer/laptop, the scriptures will pop up if you hover your cursor over them.

To be "resurrected" by definition, literally means "to stand again", to be brought back into view or reconsidered. We all "stand again" for a second judgment.
The first standing for judgment, was toward Adam and his offspring (Gen.3:17-18,19)(scriptureLINK). 
It resulted in a condemnation of all humanity, to sin and death (Rom.5:12).
Humanity's loss of spirit life was indicated when the "tree of life" was removed from the reach of Adam and his offspring (Gen.3:22-23,24) (scriptureLINK). Without access to the fruit of the Tree of Life; human existence became finite.

The basis of judgment for the second standing (re-surrection), is based upon the teachings of the second Adam, Jesus Christ.
(see 1Cor. 15:45; John 12:48; Acts 17:31; Matt.7:24; John 5:22,24,27; 6:63; Rev.22:12; Matt.25:31-32,33-34,40-41,44-46) 
   [Scripture link for those on a phone: (LINK)]
----[NOTE: the "fire" of Matt.25:41, is condemnation by the standard of God's Word 
       (*Jer.23:29; Isa.66:15-16; Heb.4:12; Rev.2:16; 19:21) (LINK)]
----[More info. for "fire": 
The essence of that teaching of the second Adam Christ, is his law of love for God and neighbor (John 15:12,17; 13:34-35) (LINK).
We either retain the original sinful father through imitation and obedience to his sinful nature, or we accept, imitate, and obey, the second Adam, Jesus Christ, as our new spiritual, "eternal father", through whom we receive eternal life (Isa.9:6; John 10:10) (LINK).

Those who reject the example and teaching of Jesus Christ, remain in spiritual darkness (1John 1:6; 2:9,11; Matt.6:23) (LINK).
Those who learn, accept, and obey him, come into spiritual light 
(Matt.4:16; John 8:12; 3:19; 12:46; Luke 1:79; Acts 26:18;  2Cor. 4:6; Eph.5:8,11;  1Pet. 2:9; Col.1:13;  1Thess. 5:5; John 1:4;  2Tim. 1:10) (LINK).

Those who stand before the throne of God and Jesus (2Cor. 5:10) to be judged, will either have spiritual life due to obedience to Christ's teaching of love (1John 3:14; John 8:51),  or they have remained under the first judgment of death (1John 3:14-15; John 3:18) (LINK).
Those who fail to access spiritual life through the gospel (John 6:68,63), remain spiritually dead. When those spiritually dead stand before the judgment of Christ's teachings, they remain under the original condemnation of sin and death, because they have failed to avail themselves of God's provision of life, which rescues those who obey Jesus, from sin and death (John 3:14-15,16-17,18-19) (LINK).
Jesus Christ brings the Tree of Life back into reach, for those who are drawn to and accept him (John 6:44; 5:40; 14:6; Rev.2:7; 22:14) (scriptureLINK)

It has recently been taught by a false prophet, that the judgment Jesus referred to at John 5:24-26,27-28,29 and Matt.25:46... is going to take place after Armageddon and during a thousand years to follow Armageddon.
---[For those of you who do not know what scripture teaches regarding the timing of the thousand years (and Christ's 'thousand year' reign) or Satan's release at the conclusion of that 'thousand years' (igniting the Great Tribulation and Armageddon), I strongly suggest a study of the scriptures contained in these posts:

When are we judged? When is our opportunity to repent, and permanently commit ourselves to God? What period of our lives are we making a name before God, as to whether we are saved and written in the Lamb's scroll of life, or abandoned to the designation of those condemned?
Is it really during a future 'thousand years' after Armageddon?
I offer you scriptures that refute that false doctrine. Please reason upon them:
2Cor. 5:17-18,19-20; 6:1-2; John 3:18; 5:24; Matt.25:44-45,46; John 5:29;  1John 3:14; Matt.25:34-35,36


  1. Thank you for explaining what the "fire" is that was in Matthew 25:41. (and for adding the Jeremiah scripture 23:29 that God's word is like fire) (Jeremiah 5:14 also shows God's word as fire). God's word has also been described as a "sword" (the sword of the spirit Ephesians 6:17) , and also as water or bread depending on the context. I know that God is love and the idea of a burning "Hellfire" or an Armageddon of fire from heaven does not fit with a God of love. Thank you for that link on "fire from heaven" also.

    1. Thank you for your comment. If you would like more information on the "fire" of Armageddon; you may find this post interesting:

  2. I know that all of us have been born into sin because of Adam and that our sinful deeds remain sinful, those sins will never be seen or thought of as something that was simply not so bad. They can be forgiven, however those of us who have done them will always know who we were and what we did. I think that we should always remember so that we don't go back there again. I do take comfort though from Ezekiel 18 , when it says that if we consider how wrong the things were that we did and turn to doing good we will not die, but have life. Ezekiel 18:27 But if a wicked man turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will save his life. 28 Because he considered and turned from all the transgressions he had committed, he will surely live; he will not die.…

    1. Yes, thank you.
      Jesus does forgive, those who repent and continue to obey his voice (Mark1:15; Acts16:31; 3:19; 19:4; 20:21; Luke13:3; Matt.9:13; Rev.3:19).


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