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Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

When Jesus refers to the end times, he speaks of a resurrection of both Believers and non-Believers (John 5:28-29; 6:39-44, 54).

The apostle Paul elaborates on the differences between the resurrection of the two groups of people as a comparison between the natural body and the spiritual body: Adam verses Jesus, living being verses life giving spirit, and origin from the dust of the earth verses from heaven.

The resurrection of saints

With these comparisons, Paul defines two classes of human beings:

1) those who are of Adam will bear the body and likeness of the earthly man and

2) those who are of Jesus will bear the body and likeness of the heavenly Man (1 Cor 15:45-49).

The significance is that only the one with a spiritual body will enter the kingdom of God.

"Glorification" is the future aspect of salvation and known as salvation from the presence of sin. It is a process that takes place over a period of time and is completed when the Believer receives his resurrected body and become a true image of God. It is the final step of sanctification and conclusion of the whole salvation process in which a Believer is made completely pure and enables complete access into the presence of God (Rev 21:27).

For deeper study:

What is Glorification?

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
How Does a Believer Cooperate?

Series: The Doctrine on Salvation
Final Judgment

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