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Most of the articles on these WebPages have been written by godly men with a central belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. However as with most of us, they may have different beliefs concerning some particular doctrines. These articles have been made available for the purpose of “gleaning the good” where good can be found. I do not necessarily endorse all that is written by others, anymore than I expect others to endorse all that I write.

The Resurrection

 Elder C.H. Cayce


May 4, 1939

Brother R. B. King, of Bakersfield, Mo., asked us if the Saviour was talking about the resurrection of the body in (Matthew 22:25-27); ((20) (Mark 12:20-27); ((0:29) (Luke 20:29-38), and asked if it is not a fact that the bodies of the non-elect are left in their graves if this is what was the subject under consideration. We answer that it was the resurrection from the grave that was under consideration; but the Saviour was not talking about whether it was a certain class, or all classes,'of human beings that would be raised. He was refuting the Sadducees, who denied the resurrection of the body. They were a set of non-resurrectionists, and went to the Saviour with a question designed to entangle Him in His speech and in His doctrine. This they utterly failed to do; and the Saviour taught the doctrine of the resurrection in refuting them. But that the Saviour taught the doctrine of a universal resurrection of the dead from the grave is evident from His statement in (John 5:28-29) "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." It is not necessary to argue here why they do good; it is because they were first made good by the work of the Holy Spirit. The Sadducees denied there being any resurrection at all, but the Pharisees believed in the resurrection. See (Acts 23:8). Paul was called in question for his teaching. The' multitude accusing him was composed of both Sadducees and Pharisees. In the midst of them Paul said, "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: and having hope toward God, which they

themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust." -((4) (Acts 24:14-15). See also (Revelation 20:11-15). God's people were written in the book of life, and were not judged out of the things written in the books. Others were judged out of the things written in the books, and were all cast into the lake of fire. C. H. C.