What does the Bible say about the resurrection of the dead?

The Bible says that the resurrection from the dead is the great hope of all who believe in Jesus. At the end of time, the dead will rise and the saved will live forever with Jesus. Those who are saved need not be afraid of death because they know they will be resurrected to eternal life!

The Bible clearly says that the resurrection is a real thing. It is not a metaphor; it will really happen. And the proof of that is Jesus. He rose to eternal life to show that this is the destiny of all who believe in him ( 1 Corinthians 15: 20-22 ).

If there is no resurrection from the dead, our faith is useless ( 1 Corinthians 15: 17-19 ). Life on earth is short and difficult but the resurrection of the dead promises a life free of suffering, which will never end, for those who love Jesus.

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What will the resurrection of the dead be like?

The Bible says that the resurrection of the dead will happen at the end of time, when Jesus returns. All people who have ever existed will be resurrected and will be judged by God. Some will receive eternal punishment but others will receive eternal life ( Daniel 12: 2 ).

God will judge each one according to what he did during his life. People who do not have their names written in the book of life will be thrown into the lake of fire, along with the devil, where they will suffer eternal damnation. This is the second death ( Revelation 20: 13-15 ). But the saved will receive:

A transformed body

This will be a spiritual body , uncorrupted by sin. The new body of the saved will not grow old or deteriorate. It will be a glorious body, like the body of Jesus when he was resurrected ( 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44 ).

Consolation

God will wipe away all tears and give perfect joy to those saved in the resurrection. There will be no more pain or suffering ( Revelation 21: 3-4 ).

See here: what will the end of the world be like?

Eternal life

In the resurrection, the saved will live forever with God! There will be no more death. Everyone will live forever, receiving eternal life directly from God ( Revelation 22: 3-5 ). The joy will last forever!

 

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