From: mbruffey (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 16 1997 - 22:46:04 EST
Paul Dixon - Ladd Hill Bible Church wrote:
> The text, however, does not mention two resurrections.
> Part of the problem comes from an assumption made from verse 5. It is
> erroneously assumed that at the end of the 1000 years the rest of the dead
> come to life and reign with Christ. But, the text does not say this, and
> AXPI does not require it. AXPI (often translated "until") does not imply
> that at the end of the 1000 years the dead do come alive. Compare usages
> in Rom. 5:13, 1 Cor 4:11, Rev 2:26, and 7:17 where AXPI certainly does not
> imply that after the designated period of time the negation or opposite
> situation goes into effect. For example, in Rom 5:13 it says, until the
> law sin was in the world. Does this mean that after the law sin was not
> in the world?
> The meaning seems only that throughout the 1000 year time period the rest
> of the dead did not live (the constative aorist here is natural and
> preferred over the ingressive 'came to life,' especially if the ingressive
> suggests they came to life after the 1000 years).
What you have constructed here seems to imply that the rest of the dead
are never raised. Are they ever judged?
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