Category Archives: Anatomy of the First Resurrection

The 144,000 Were NOT From The Great Tribulation

The “144,000” of Revelation 7 are NOT those who come out of the great tribulation. It’s easy to make errors while reading the Bible, and this one’s a common one.  Fortunately, however, this one is easily demonstrated and put away.   Here’s … Continue reading

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Understanding “The Testimony of Jesus” of Revelation 20:4

One of the most important verses regarding the events of the “end times” is this one below.  Much hinges on how it is interpreted.  In this present post, I intend to correct a very common misinterpretation of it.  Note the … Continue reading

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Understanding the “Firstborn” in the New Testament

The word “firstborn” (prōtotokos) refers to more than just one thing in the New Testament.  Here are the nine passages where it occurs. Of Firstborn Children Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and … Continue reading

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Proof That Jesus Descended to Hades/Sheol

This is a list of scriptures with minimal notes.  It is a work in progress. Ephesians 4:9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions of the earth? 10 He who descended … Continue reading

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Examining Hebrews 11:40 –Aorist, Passive, Subjunctive, Third-Person, Plural

In another post I posited that Hebrews 11:40 tells of an arrangement that had already come to pass.  Here it is, along with verse 39: Hebrews 11:39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since … Continue reading

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Various Errors from Critics as to the Resurrections

The following is a running list of errors I have seen from critics of TET’s resurrection models.  In cases were I did not have permission to cut and paste, I have paraphrased the errors, doing my best to preserve their … Continue reading

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Comparing the Resurrections

I’ve received a few questions regarding the resurrections, and one thing become apparent immediately:  there’s a lot of confusion over what the word “resurrection” means.  I could get into the language here, but rather than to do that, I’m just … Continue reading

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Scriptural Support for the First Resurrection in Matthew 27

I believe at this point in my study that it’s more likely than not that the “First Resurrection” of Revelation 20:4-6 is the same as this event that occurred immediately after Jesus’ resurrection: Matthew 27: 51  Then, behold, the veil of the temple was … Continue reading

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Possible Mentions of the Matthew 27 (First) Resurrection

I believe at this point in my study that it’s more likely than not that the “First Resurrection” of Revelation 20:4-6 is the same as this event that occurred immediately after Jesus’ resurrection: Matthew 27: 51  Then, behold, the veil of the temple was … Continue reading

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The First Resurrection

Much ado is made of the study of resurrection in general, and most of it stems from the popular fascination with John’s Revelation.  We can find all manner of teachings–many of them contradicting each other–stemming from such “study” of the … Continue reading

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