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Because of the
Fall, what comes to every man?
"In Adam all die." 1 Corinthians 15:22. (See also Romans
condition is man while in death?
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there
is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou
goest." Ecclesiastes 9:10.
NOTE. - That is, man, when
dead, has no use of the powers of mind or body. He cannot, therefore, while in
the grave, praise God, or even think of Him (Psalm 6:5); for in the day he dies
his thoughts perish. Psalm 146:2-4. (See preceding chapter, Eternal
Life - Chapter 104.)
What promise has
been given in order that man may be redeemed from this condition?
"I will ransom them from the power of the grave; will redeem them from
death: O death, I will
be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction." Hosea 13:14.
will come this redemption from the grave?
"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." 1 Corinthians 15:21, 22.
What would have
been the result to the dead had not Christ obtained their release from the
"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." Verses 16-18.
Why did God give
His only-begotten Son to the world?
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting
life." John 3:16.
What did the
Sadducees in Christ's time deny?
"Then came to Him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is
any resurrection." Luke 20:27.
Referring to the
Old Testament, how did Christ prove the resurrection?
"Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he
calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
For He is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto Him."
from nature is used to illustrate the resurrection and the final salvation of
"That which thou sowest is
not quickened, except it die." 1 Corinthians 15:36. "Verily, verily, I
say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it
abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." John 12:24.
raises the dead?
"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." John
distinct groups, or classes, of people will have a resurrection?
"There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and
unjust." Acts 24:15.
How does Christ
describe these two resurrections?
"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 damnation." John 5:28, 29.
When will the
resurrection of the just occur?
"For The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the arch-angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in
Christ shall rise first." 1 Thessalonians 4:16. (See also 1 Corinthians
When are the
righteous to receive their final reward?
"For thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the
just." Luke 14:14.
How did the
Psalmist describe that moment when he comes to life and leaves the grave?
"As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." Psalm 17:15.
resurrection bodies be like our present bodies?
"So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it
is raised in incorruption: it is sown in dishonour; it is raised
in glory: it is sown in weakness,. it is raised in power: it
is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body." 1
After whose body
will these resurrected ones be fashioned like unto?
"We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our
vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body." Philippians
In what words is
the ultimate triumph over death and the grave expressed?
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" 1
How long will
the righteous live?
"Neither can they die any more: for
they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children
of the resurrection." Luke 20:36.
How long does
the other class wait after the first resurrection before they are raised?
"And they [ the righteous] lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were
Rev. 20:4, 5.
What is to be
"And fire came down from heaven and devoured them." Verse 9.
Who are to share
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters,
and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with
fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Rev. 21:8.
What is the last
enemy that will be destroyed?
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." 1
Corinthians 15:26. (See Revelation 20:13, 14.)