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One Resurrection or Two? Scriptures Supporting Amillennialism

Acts 24:15

15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

(A premillennial lens will argue that “a resurrection” could still mean “a resurrection for the just and a separate resurrection for the unjust”, seemingly supported by passages like Revelation 20:4-5, 13. Indeed, the original Greek does not offer indefinite articles like “a” the way the English does. It is more accurate to say people will be raised “by resurrection”, which can be either plural or singular.)

John 5:28-29

28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 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.

(Again, here premillennialism will argue this could be pointing to two separate resurrections separated by 1,000+ years. Only one hour is referenced however.)

John 6:39-40

39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

(One resurrection, at the last day. Here our Lord is referring to believers being raised up on the last day.)

John 6:44

No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:54

Whosoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 11:24

24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

(Seems to clearly indicate first-century Jews understood there would be a single resurrection “at the last day”.)

John 12:48

He that rejects me and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Matthew 13:36-43

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

(Here it sure seems the wheat and the tares are divided during one harvest, not two separate harvests. A time separation of 1,000+ years has to be forced into the text.)

Matthew 13:47-50

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

(Again, it seems the good and bad fish are divided during one severing, not two separate events. A time separation of 1,000+ years has to be forced into the text.)

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Hebrews 9:27

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

(That’s one judgment; not one partial judgment and then 1,007+ years later a more complete judgment.)


(2 Peter 2:9, 2 Peter 3:7, 10-13 are excluded from this list as they are most likely referring to the incoming day of the Lord judgment that fell upon Israel and Jerusalem between 66-70 AD. Revelation 20 will be dealt with separately, as it requires additional explanation.)

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