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The Second Death
Death, as we know it, would indeed be the end of our existence were it not for the fact of the resurrection. It is the resurrection that turns death into a temporary sleep. The second death differs from the first death, not in nature but in results. The first death is a temporary sleep because it is followed the the resurrection. The second death is permeant and irreversible extinction because there is no awakening. The second death is the death resulting from the final judgment which prevents evildoers from living in the new earth to come, a punishment that ultimately results in eternal, irreversible death. The stern punishment awaiting the enemies of righteousness, whose temporary resurrection results only in a return to death and its punishment, their full and final defeat. The wicked will be resurrected mortal in order to receive their punishment which will result in their ultimate annihilation.
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That is correct! Blessed is he that has a part in the 1st resurrection! Christ comes at His 2nd coming and the dead in Christ shall rise, then we (the believing saved)which remain alive will be caught up and forever be with the Lord! Off to heaven for 1000 years to judge even angels, then to return after the 1000 years when the 2nd resurrection takes place of the lost sinners who did not accept Christ's gift of salvation to be judged and receive the 2nd death to be ashes under our feet!