The Doctrine of Resurrection – Revelation 20:12-15

 

  1. To what group of people does the Millennium primarily relate? (Israel).
    1. What will be capitol city of the Millennial Kingdom? (Jerusalem – Jere. 3:16-18).
    2. From whose throne will the Messiah reign? (David’s – Isaiah 9:6-7).
  2. Does the Millennial Kingdom affect any other nations or races besides Israel? (Matthew 25:31-34).
  3. To what extent will the Millennial Kingdom rule over creation? (100% – Romans 8:19-22).
  4. Will the Millennial Kingdom be enjoyed ONLY by those who are alive at the time of its establishment?
  5. Did the church in Thessalonica believe in the imminent return of the Lord Jesus and the establishment of His earthly kingdom?
    1. Apparently, what did they think would be the relationship of their deceased brethren to that kingdom?
    2. What did Paul teach them to correct this misunderstanding? (I Thess. 4:13-18).
  6. How closely related are the doctrines of the Millennial Kingdom and resurrection?
  7. Is the idea of resurrection Biblical or just the hopeful wish of dying men?
    1. What did the Sadducees believe about the resurrection? (Denial).
    2. What did the Pharisees believe about the resurrection? (Acts 23:8).
    3. What was the reason that they believed differently? (Hermeneutics).
  8. How many times in the New Testament do we find the word “resurrection” – 10, 20, 30, 40? (40).
  9. How many of those references are speaking of a literal resurrection of the dead? (100%).
  10. Is resurrection a doctrine confined to the New Testament? (Heb. 11:17-19; Job 19:25-26; Ps. 16:10; 49:15; Isa. 26:19; Hosea 13:14; Dan. 12:1-2, etc).
  11. According to John 5:28-29, what are the two different kinds of resurrections? (Unto life or damnation).
    1. According to Hebrews 11:35, there is one resurrection which is worse and one that is _______________.
    2. According to Luke 14:13-14 the resurrection unto life is also called the resurrection of the ___________.
    3. According to Revelation 20:6 the holy and blessed take part in the ____________________ resurrection.
  12. Out of all the children of Adam, how many will NOT at some point be resurrected from the dead? (None).
    1. Will the resurrection of the dead take place at one time? (No).
  13. Philippians 3:10-14 seems to be speaking of resurrection generally, but it actually refers to the resurrection of the just. How do we know that? (Not only does the passage suggest it, but “of the dead” is literally “out of,” or “out from among the dead”).
  14. Are there any other Biblical examples of this “out from among the dead”? (Mark 9:9-10).
  15. If the justified are raised “out of the dead” who will be resurrected first? (Saved).
  16. Again, what is the “first resurrection?” (The saved – the holy – Revelation 20:6).
  17. Has this “first resurrection” taken place? (No).
  18. But haven’t there been resurrections already?
    1. Describe some of the Biblical resurrections which have already taken place. (I Kings 17:22; II Kings 4:35; 13:21; Matt. 9:25; Matt. 27:52; Luke 7:15; John 11:44; Acts 9:40).
    2. Were any of these resurrections figurative?
    3. If the “first” resurrection is yet to come, what should we call these previous resurrections?
  19. What is the Lord Jesus’ resurrection in relationship to the “first” resurrection?
  20. If there is a “resurrection of the just” does there exist the necessity of a resurrection of the unjust?
  21. If there is a “first” resurrection, shouldn’t there logically be a “second resurrection?” (Rev. 20:1-6).
  22. What is another name for the second resurrection? (Resurrection of damnation – John 5:28-29).
  23. Should the terms “first” and “second” be considered as chronological? (Not necessarily).
  24. What is the false doctrine called “the general resurrection”?
    1. Does Daniel 12:1-2 teach that there will be a single general resurrection? (It is not dealing with time.)
    2. Does John 5:28-29 clearly teach that there will be a single general resurrection?
    3. If passages like these do not teach a general resurrection, what do they teach? (That everyone will be raised to stand before God).
    4. How much time will transpire between the first and the second resurrections – Rev. 20:4-6? (1000 years).