O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Even though I consider myself a full preterist, I have some basic questions about the resurrection. Perhaps some here can offer me some ideas and their own understandings about this topic. I would appreciate it.
Here are my basic questions:
1. If the resurrection is supposed to be understood as a corporate thing, then how can some enter a "better resurrection"? See Heb. 11:35
2. The pharisees asked Jesus about the resurrection, and they tempted Him asking about ahypothetical situation in which a man had 7 wives. They wanted to know which wife would be this man's TRUE wife. Jesus said that in the resurrection, they don't marry or give in marriage, but are like the angels, always beholding the Father's face. How does this image fit into a corporate resurrection motif?
3. John 5:29 says there is a resurrection to damnation. How does this work?
Revelation tells us that it is more blessed to enter into a "first resurrection" What exactly is a "first resurrection" Are there many more "resurrections" after the first one, or just a second or a third? Or, is a first resurrection a particular time period, after which no one else may enter into a "first" resurrection? That is, was this resurrection limited to just a certain group of people, and can people who are saved today not enter into this "first" resurrection?
I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks.