Resurrection of the dead
Resurrection of the dead - will be simultaneous both of the just and the unjust (Dan. 12:2; John 5:28, 29; Rom. 2:6-16; 2 Thess. 1:6-10). The qualities of the resurrection body will be different from those of the body laid in the grave (1 Cor. 15:53, 54; Phil. 3:21); but its identity will nevertheless be preserved. It will still be the same body (1 Cor. 15:42-44) which rises again.
As to the nature of the resurrection body,
(1) it will be spiritual (1 Cor. 15:44), i.e., a body adapted for use in the kingdom of God;
(2) glorious, incorruptible, and powerful (1 Cor. 15:54);
(3) like unto the glorified body of Christ (Phil. 3:21); and
(4) immortal (Rev. 21:4).
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