Dr. Shane Posted May 24 Share Posted May 24 The Bible teaches that in the second resurrection, all the wicked will be brought back to life... and then killed again. So, what is the point of that? I believe in order to bring an end to sin forever, all of the wicked must see their sinfulness, see God's righteousness and admit they were given opportunities to accept God but rejected them. The wicked must admit God is right and they are wrong. That is why I believe God brings the wicked back to life. "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:10-11) This happens after the righteous have been in heaven for 1,000 years examining the books of heaven and "judging" all the lost - including the fallen angels. The confession of their wickedness and God's goodness by the lost will forever set the record straight. Sin will never happen again. [Another way to look at it would be to suggest that such was one last chance to decide to spend eternity with God. That implies that if any made the decision to spend eternity with God, that God would grant their desire. One aspect of this view is that such is a demonstration to all, to include other inhabitant's of the Universe that God has accepted the choice made by all. Oh, well, it is only in eternity that we will have final answers to some questions--Gregory Matthews.] phkrause 1 Quote Pastoral Family Counselor... Find me at www.PostumCafe.com Author of Peculiar Christianity Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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