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The promise of resurrection — of being raised from the sleep of death, utterly transformed into something incorruptible and imperishable (1 Corinthians 15:53) — is one of the sweetest in all Scripture.

While the resurrection of judgment affects those who never accepted Christ’s sacrifice on the cross on their behalf, the resurrection of the righteous forever frees believers from all disease, sickness, and the consequences of sin!

The Scriptures offer reasoned evidence of Jesus’ resurrection and divinity

Acts 17:2-3

Paul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.”

The resurrection of the dead is a glorious mystery

1 Corinthians 15:51-53

Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must become imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Those who died believing in Christ will be resurrected with great fanfare when Jesus returns

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.

Resurrection forever changes a person, making them more like angels

Matthew 22:30

For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like God’s angels in heaven.

Once a child of God is resurrected, they can never die again

Luke 20:35-36

But those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. For they can’t die any more, for they are like the angels, and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.

Actions in our lifetimes bring rewards after we are resurrected

Luke 14:13-14

But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind; and you will be blessed, because they don’t have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous.

Every human, both good and bad, will be resurrected, but not every resurrection is the same

John 5:28-29

Don’t marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice, and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

Jesus is the resurrection and the key to eternal life

John 11:25

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.”

Everyone who died will be resurrected at the end of time

John 11:23-24

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

My hope in God gives me a clear conscience and enables me to look forward to the resurrection

Acts 24:15-16

Having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. In this I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.

Some may be upset at my belief in the resurrection that the Bible teaches

Acts 4:1-2

As they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came to them, being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

The believers who are saved for eternity will be resurrected before those who do not believe

Revelation 20:6

Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over these, the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him one thousand years.