Re: Premill Basis in Rev 20 Questioned

From: mbruffey (
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?

Mark Bruffey

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