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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


---June 15, 1939

We have been asked to give our views as to the order of the resurrection; or if those who were members of the church militant will be raised first, and then after a thousand years the others of the children of God be raised. No such thing as there being two resurrections of the children of God has ever been advocated or believed by Primitive Baptists-that a part of God's children will be raised when Christ comes back to earth, and then after a period of a thousand years the others of God's children will be raised. This seems to us to be rather akin to Russellism, or to the doctrine that is now being advocated by Judge Rutherford. It is not the truth, and is only another one of Satan's inventions to deceive the Lord's people. "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." -((Th 4:16) (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). There is no room for a mistake here-that all God's people will be raised at the same time; they will all be raised together. Not only is it clear in this that they will all be raised at the same time, but it is also clear that they will be caught up from this earth. This earth is not their home. They are pilgrims and strangers here. They have a better country beyond this life. The Lord was taken up in a cloud. He went away in a cloud of glory, and He is coming back the same way; see ((0) (Acts 1:10). And when He comes in the cloud of His glory all the dead in Christ shall be raised, and the saints who are still living on the earth will be changed and caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air, and shall ever be with the Lord. "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." -(I Corinthians 15:51-52). Here we are plainly told that the bodies of all the saints shall be changed, and that this will take place in the twinkling of an eye. Not only so, but that those who may be living at the time of His coming will be changed at the same time and just as quickly. John Gill, the learned Baptist divine, said that all the saints will be raised at the same time. No Baptist of any note has ever advocated anything else, and any other theory is a departure

from Primitive Baptist doctrine. Departures are what cause trouble in Zion. Let us be careful to let fine spun theories and speculation severely alone. No man can get a good name for himself among the Lord's people by speculation. He may deceive some, and have a few followers; but such has a woe pronounced against him. May the Lord help us to stay with the truth, and to steer clear of the inventions of men. C. H. C.