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To: Ken4TA

“Revelation 20 speaks of “the first resurrection.””

Beware of phrases. Every phrase, every jot, every punctuation mark, is there for a reason.

Rev 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.

6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a 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 for a thousand years. “

This is the first resurrection - why would this be here? Because there is a second resurrection - not a second and third return, as is pointed out.

Also, the original Greek, if I recall correctly, stating that one is taken and one is left - refers to the GOOD being left behind, and the other being taken into captivity.

Boy it would be nice to know Hebrew and Greek. Waited too long.


10 posted on 06/18/2010 10:17:23 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
Boy it would be nice to know Hebrew and Greek. Waited too long.

I admire your interest. Read this and find out some facts that never seem to surface among those propagating speculations about the "first resurrection" and what the Scriptures seem to tell us in the book of Revelation. I'm sure you will learn something, regardless of objections.

16 posted on 06/18/2010 10:56:34 AM PDT by Ken4TA (Truth hurts, especially when it goes against what one believes.)
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