Understanding the Resurrection
What of the Resurrection, Who is it for?, Part 1
In this study we will be looking at the four different types of resurrections. First off, what do the
scriptures say of the resurrection, and who will be resurrected?
“But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto
you by God, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” Matt 22:31, 32
The first thing we learn from this particular scripture spoken of by our Lord is that, He defended the
doctrine of the resurrection. So this makes it a certainty.
Second, God does not say that He was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but that He is, in other
words, “God is not the God of the dead, but of the living”.
The statement made of the Father that He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is a certainty that
they were all to be resurrected, and the words of the Lord that “God is not the God of the dead, but of
the living” is a true statement, for all live unto God in the sense that in Christ, God has provided for
the reawakening of all.
For the Lord said, ‘And I, if I am lifted up from the earth (crucified), will draw all peoples to
myself.’ (John 12:32)
And as the Apostle Paul so stated, “…I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and
resurrection of the dead I am called in question." (Acts 23:6)
As it is written, “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that
there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not
risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are
found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised
not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be
not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are
perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ
risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man
came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his
coming. Then the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he
shall have put down all rule and all authority and power." 1 Cor 15: 12-24
Acts 24:14,15 “But this I confess unto thee, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so
worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: And
have hope toward God, which they themselves also accept, that there shall be a resurrection of the
dead, both of the just AND unjust.”
And the Lord said in John 5:28,29 “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in
the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto THE resurrection
of life; AND they that have done evil, unto THE resurrection of judgment.”
Dan 12:2 “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life,
AND some to shame and age-lasting contempt.”
So in answer to our original question as to who will be resurrected we find the answer to be
ALL. Yes all shall share in the ‘common salvation’ (Jude 3) made possible though the sacrifice of our
Lord Jesus Christ as it is stated “… God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not
imputing their trespasses unto them.” (2 Cor 5:19) and thus ALL shall have a resurrection.
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