Name the principal
result of man's fall.
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
In what condition
is man while in the grave?
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there
is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave,
whither thou goest." Ecclesiastes 9:10.
What has been
promised in order that man may be redeemed from this condition?
"I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will
redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I
will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes."
Through whom will
come this redemption from the grave?
"For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection
of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all
be made alive." 1 Corinthians 15:21,22. (John 5:
What would be the
result to the dead had not Christ procured their release from the grave?
"For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if
Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they
also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished." 1
Where are the dead
when they hear the voice of Christ calling them to life?
"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 5:28,29.
How many distinct
classes will have a resurrection?
"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." Acts 24:15.
How long do the
others wait after the first resurrection?
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given
unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness
of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast,
neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or
in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
years. "But the rest of the dead lived not again until the
thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection."
When are the
"And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot
recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the
just." Luke 14:14.
In what condition
did David expect to rise?
"As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." Psalms 17:15.
What great contrast
will be seen between the present body, and the one to be put on at the
"So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in
corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it
is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is
sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural
body, and there is a spiritual body." 1 Corinthians 15:42-44.
After whose body
will the resurrected ones be fashioned?
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we
look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile
body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body,
according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto
himself." Philippians 3:20,21.
What will the
righteous do upon rising from the grave?
"Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they
arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of
herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead." Isaiah 26:19. (1
How long will they
be permitted to live?
"Neither can they die any more: for they
are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children
of the resurrection." Luke 20:36.
What will become of
those who are unworthy of a part in the first resurrection?
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers,
and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall
have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which
is the second death." Revelation 21:8.
What will then take
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." 1
How will the
righteous ever afterward appear?
"Then shall the righteous shine forth as
the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him
hear." Matthew 13:43.