Could you please give me your explanation on why or how come there are 3 Resurrections, as well as Bill Dankenbring's explanation on why there are actually only 2, and not 3 as taught even by Herbert Armstrong and which you of course believe, just as most members in almost all the various WCG splits do believe nowadays?
*** Bill Dankenbring sometimes takes it to extremes to be different = an iconoclast, every chance he gets.
*** Bill's saying there is no third resurrection is all just semantics,
but causes Bill to miss the point that some will be resurrected into the Lake of Fire.
There are 3 types of Resurrections, but only "ultimately" 2 places you "finally" end up.
Types of Resurrections:
Those slain in the Tribulation that gave their lives by not following the Mark of the Beast, come up in the 1st Resurrection when Christ returns, along with all those who died in Christ/Yah Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, all the way back to Adam and Eve. Including Adam. You will get to meet Adam and Eve!
After the thousand years of Yah ruling, there is the resurrection of Isaiah 65:20, whereby those that never knew Yah = the babies that died or were aborted ((Yah made Adam out of the dust of the ground, so there will be no problem raising aborted babies, probably to being 1 day old (not in gestation- wow there will be a lot of babies to care for), and all the people who never even heard the name of Jesus/Yah come up and are given 100 years to learn Yah's/God's ways.
This is where Bill fouls up and forgets that there are 3 "TYPES". Her is the 3rd "TYPE" that Bill forgets or doesn't want to count that:
There are "some" individuals (Satanists) that were so "evil", that they already proved themselves to be incorrigible like Satan is, so "they" will be resurrected directly into the Lake of Fire to burn them up instantly (as per Lazarus vs the incorrigible rich man).
This is the 3rd "TYPE" OF resurrection.
*** Bill Dankenbring doesn't call being thrown into the Lake of Fire a resurrection, though the Bible states that some (the incorrigible Satanic evil ones) will be resurrected to everlasting damnation.
Bill is missing out on the "incorrigible" ones who do not get to come up in the 2nd Resurrection.
King James Bible
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.
American King James Version
And shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation.
American Standard Version
and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.
Bible in Basic English
And they will come out; those who have done good, into the new life; and those who have done evil, to be judged.
And they that have done good things, shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
and shall go forth; those that have practiced good, to resurrection of life, and those that have done evil, to resurrection of judgment.
English Revised Version
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done ill, unto the resurrection of judgment.
Webster's Bible Translation
And shall come forth; they that have done good to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation.
Bill is just playing with semantics.
It is true that you could say that there are just 2 "Places" to be resurrected to but, but, but there are 3 "Types" of resurrections (rephrased for clarity as follows):
1.) All who died in Christ Jesus, come up when Yah/Christ Jesus returns.
2.) The rest of mankind come up after the 1000 years, (after we Spirit Beings have restored the earth for 1000 years and made it a garden of Eden for them, to make it easier for them to choose Yah's ways, and repent).
3.) But then Bill discounts the resurrection of the incorrigible who because they were so evil, they were not even allowed by Yah to come up in the 2nd Resurrection, because like Satan they have already proven that they are beyond redemption.So Bill just chooses to call it 2 resurrections, ignoring the resurrection "directly" into Gehenna fire, so Bill confuses it down to 2 when there are really 3 "types", but only 2 places (and the 2 places are Isaiah 65 on the earth, when the people after 100 years will be changed=not resurrected and Gehenna fire).I have sometimes speculated that during the 100 years, that some of the people might be changed into Spirit beings on the Pentecost of each year, "before" the 100 years is over,because Isaiah states that only the sinner will live to be 100, which could infer that the righteous may be changed 1 by one each year at Pentecost (each in his own order)into spirit beings after just 20 years, or 30 years, etc., because there would be no point in keeping someone who has proven themselves to have developed the necessary Godly character to "be" a Spirit being, to just keeping him sitting around for the next 80 - 70 years, when he could be made into a Spirit, and be able to help others in "their" conversion or some other Godly task, rather than just sitting around, after learning Yah's ways and proving himself.Walk on the narrow path, that leads to Eternal Lifenot the broad Worldly path to destruction.Jeremiah 17:7,8 "But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank ...Be "PLANTED" AND ROOTED IN"ONLY"Yah's Word and Ways