Our church is an independent, non-denominational congregation focused on equipping believers to accomplish all God has for each individual. We emphasize growing to maturity through regular, relevant study of God’s Word, meaningful corporate worship, and fellowship. Del Rio Bible Church was established in 1997 by a … Read More »
Previews of Coming Events (Part 3)
Bible Text: Daniel 12:1-13 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Daniel, Previews of Coming Events
1. In Daniel 12:2 Daniel mentions the resurrection to everlasting life and the resurrection to shame and everlasting contempt. Resurrection refers to the re-animating of a physical body sometime after death and re-uniting it with a person’s spirit. The biblical order of the resurrections is as follows:
-Church-age saints will be raptured and resurrected before the start of the Tribulation (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58)
-Tribulation saints and Old Testaments saints will be resurrected at the second coming following the Tribulation but before the Millennium (Revelation 20:4-6), though some scholars believe Old Testament saints will be resurrected with the church or at the conclusion of the Millennium.
-All unbelievers of every age (Old Testament, Church age, Tribulation) will be resurrected at the end of the Millennium; they will be judged at that time and cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:5, 11-15). The Bible describes Hell or the Lake of Fire as a place of torment, of darkness, of the complete absence of God and of good, and a place where there will be anguish, despair, weeping and gnashing of teeth.
2. Those who survive the Tribulation period, living Jew and Gentile alike, will face a judgment to determine if they go alive into the Millennium or are cast into Hades (temporary abode of the dead). Living Israelites will be judged on the basis of faith in the Messiah (Ezekiel 20:33-44). Living Gentiles will be judged on the basis of their treatment of the Jews during the Tribulation thus showing their faith or absence of faith (Matthew 25:31-46).