First we show that the spread between two resurrection1s (Dead raised from the dead) is hour = day = 1,000 years John 5:28-29 (KJV1611 Edition): Marueile not at this: for the houre is comming, in the which all that are in the graues shall heare his voice, 29 And shall come foorth, they that haue done good, vnto the resurrection of life, and they that haue done euill, vnto the resurrection of damnation. *1a In an hour, *1b the good will be resurrected to life *1c and the evil will be resurrected to damnation Revelation 20:1-7 And I saw an Angel come down from heauen, hauing the key of the bottomles pit, & a great chaine in his hand. Rev 20:2 And hee laid hold on the dragon that old serpent, which is the deuill and Satan, and bound him a thousand yeres, Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomlesse pit, and shut him vp, and set a seale vpon him, that he should deceiue the nations no more, till the thousand yeeres should bee fulfilled: and after that hee must be loosed a little season. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sate vpon them, and iudgement was giuen vnto them: & I saw the soules of them that were beheaded for the witnesse of Iesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had receiued his marke vpon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they liued and reigned with Christ a thousand yeeres. Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead liued not againe vntill the thousand yeeres were finished. This is the first resurrection. Rev 20:6 Blessed & holy is he that hath part in ye first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be Priests of God, and of Christ, and shall reigne with him a thousand yeeres. Rev 20:7 And when the thousand yeeres are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison *2.a The First Resurrection (of the just /in-Christ/ ) occurs before the Millennium; *2.b the implied Second Resurrection (of the unjust /non in-Christ/ ) after the Millennium. *3.a. The resurrection before the Millennium is a resurrection of life *3.b. The resurrection after the Millennium is a resurrection of damnation 2 Peter 3:8-10 (KLJV1611 Edition): But (beloued) bee not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand yeeres, and a thousand yeeres as one day. 9 The Lord is not slacke cocerning his promise (as some men count slacknesse) but is long-suffring to vs-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord wil come as a thiefe in the night, in the which the heauens shall passe away with a great noise, and the Elements shall melt with feruent heate, the earth also and the works that are therin shalbe burnt vp. *4a the 'day of the Lord' is like 1,000 years to the Lord *4b 1,000 years is like a 'day of the Lord' to the Lord * Note: the star (*) denotes Stuff a Dispensation Teacher (namely Ed) says. This is a repeat of what the scripture says (if you want to say THAT IS NOT WHAT IT SAYS, refer to the item by number that we might discuss it further). Be sure to give the scripture that has not been properly understood. And other scripture that makes it clearer what is going on. Definitions suggested by the scriptures which do NOT cause one to have to disbelieve any of the above three scriptures or eliminate any of the three scriptures from the cannon. There is NTHER set of definitions that 'work' to disambiguate these three scriptures *5.a Millennium - Latin term for '1,000 years' *5.b First Resurrection = the type of resurrection(s) of the just /in-Christ/ *5.c Second Resurrection = the type of resurrection (s) of the unjust /non in-Christ/ *5.d hour = the appropriate time *5. e day = the appropriate time (following line repeated from above) *4. 1,000 years = day -------------- (things equal to the same thing are equal to each other) 1,000 years = the appropriate time 1,000 years = hour Now I ask: 1. Can we ignore or eliminate John 5:28-29? Rephrased - Did Messiah Jesus lie? NO 2. Can we ignore or eliminate Revelation 20:1-7? Rephrased - Did the Lord lie through John? NO 3. Can we ignore or eliminate 2 Peter 3:8-10? Rephrased - Did the Lord lie through Peter? NO.