Burning Questions answered by Rev Colin Le Noury.
Q1. Will there be a General Resurrection?
I have received many questions on the subject of the resurrection of the dead and matters related to it, such as, where will the dead remain until the resurrection?
The subject is a broad one and not always clearly understood without a concentrated study of the issues.
Let me begin by saying that the idea of a general resurrection, followed by a general judgement, often espoused by amillennialists, is a fallacy. Scripture clearly teaches that there will be a number of judgements, just as there will be a number of phases in the raising of the dead. On the matter of a general judgement this teaching is based mainly on two scriptures:
"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 damnation" (John 5 v 28-29).