Hebrews 6:1 Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
The six doctrines of the Milk of the Word are given us in Hebrews 6:1-2, which also calls them elementary teachings about Christ that are foundational to the Christian's life. Today we continue on with teaching on the resurrection of the dead. It is very important to know each of the six teaching and be able to use them daily in life. Key passages on the two resurrections are: John 5:24-29; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelations 20:11-15. Please pause to read them now.
Jesus tells us all in the grave will hear His voice and come out - those who have done good will rise to live and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. There is a resurrection of life and a resurrection of judgment. Those who repent of their sin and believe the gospel have a desire to obey the Lord and do the good works He prepared beforehand for them to walk in (Ephesians 2:8-10). Pardon from the penalty of sin comes by grace through faith. The faith that saves is a faith that yields the desire to obey the Lord and do His works (Romans 1:5; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-26; Matthew 7:21-23). Saving faith desires to do good (1 John 3:4-10)
The believer will be judged for the good or evil done while he/she was alive. The purpose of this judgment is to pass out rewards for the good things that were done (1 Corinthians 3:10-15). The evil things that were done will be pardoned by the blood of Jesus shed on the cross in full payment for every believers' sins. The believer is saved from the penalty of sin, eternal torment (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 21:8) The believer's name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 21:27).
The person who has not repented of his/her sin and believed the gospel (Mark 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 10:9) will be cast into the Lake of Fire for their sin that is recorded in the books of their life. This is an eternal judgment of suffering. The person is resurrected from the dead to be condemned. This is revealed to people in Revelation 20:11-15.
Which resurrection will you participate in? You can guarantee participation in the resurrection to life by repenting of your sin and believing the gospel. When you believe the gospel you are pardoned from all your sin forever and will participate in the resurrection of life.