Where in the Bible does it say the dead will rise first?
The Christian New Testament refers to the second coming of Jesus in a passage from 1 Thessalonians chapter 4: “For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Jesus Christ was the first to be resurrected, thus preparing the way for all others (see 1 Corinthians 15:20; 2 Nephi 2:8; Alma 40:2–4).
in Christianity. a the Resurrection : the event told about in the Bible in which Jesus Christ returned to life after his death. b the resurrection or the Resurrection : the event told about in the Bible in which dead people will be brought back to life before the day of final judgment.
We enter heaven immediately upon our death, or our souls sleep until the second coming of Christ and the accompanying resurrection.
"I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live." "For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death." "He will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces."
The Bible speaks about death in two ways. There is death the way we normally think about it, the severing of the body and the spirit. Then there is what the Bible calls “the second death.” The second death is simply the judgment of God in which the body and the soul are cast into hell (Revelation 20:14; 21:8).
Revelation 1 -- "He Is Firstborn of the Dead" — Christ The Redeemer.
Sacred Scripture teaches that Enoch and Elijah were assumed into heaven while still alive and not experiencing physical death.
|Saint Lazarus of Bethany|
|Feast||Eastern Churches: Lazarus Saturday; 17 March; 17 October Western Churches: 29 July|
|Attributes||Sometimes vested as an apostle, sometimes as a bishop. In the scene of his resurrection, he is portrayed tightly bound in mummified clothes, which resemble swaddling bands.|
Acts 24:15, NIV: and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. Acts 24:15, ESV: having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.
What does Thessalonians say about death?
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Gospel of Matthew
The second warning appears in Mark 9:30–32 (and also in Matthew 17:22–23) as follows: He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise." But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
When we arrive at the Gospels, we find Jesus speaking of a third-day resurrection when he talks about his death with his disciples. In fact, he mentions “three days” 21 times in the Gospel accounts! By now you can probably tell this emphasis was not random.