John the Baptist 27 AD "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." (Matthew 3:2) 27 AD "Who warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?" (Matthew 3:7) 27 AD "The axe is already laid at the root of the trees." (Matthew 3:10) 27 AD "His winnowing fork is in His hand." (Matthew 3:12) 27 AD "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 4:17) 27 AD "The kingdom of God is at hand." (Mark 1:15) 27 AD “Who warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?” (Luke 3:7) 27 AD “The axe is already laid at the root of the trees. " (Luke 3:9) 27 AD "His winnowing fork is in His hand…." (Luke 3:17) Jesus the Christ 28 AD "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 10:7) 28 AD "You shall not finish going through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man comes." (Matthew 10:23) 28 AD "....the age about to come." (Matthew 12:32) 28 AD “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” (Luke 10:9) 28 AD “The kingdom of God has come near.” (Luke 10:11) 30 AD "The Son of Man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds." (Matthew 16:27) 30 AD "There are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom." (Matthew 16:28; cf. Mark 9:1; Luke 9:27) 30 AD "'When the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?' '....He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers, who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.' '....Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and be given to a nation producing the fruit of it.' ....When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them." (Matthew 21:40-41,43,45) 30 AD "This generation will not pass away until all these things take place." (Matthew 24:34) 30 AD "From now on, you [Caiaphas, the chief priests, the scribes, the elders, the whole Sanhedrin] shall be seeing the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62; Luke 22:69) 30 AD "What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others. ....They [the chief priests, scribes and elders] understood that He spoke the parable against them." (Mark 12:9,12) 30 AD "This generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Mark 13:30) 30 AD “What, therefore, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others." …The scribes and the chief priests …understood that He spoke this parable against them.” (Luke 20:15-16,19) 30 AD “These are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:22) 30 AD "This generation will not pass away until all things take place.” (Luke 21:32) 30 AD "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.' Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.'” (Luke 23:28-30; Compare Revelation 6:14-17) 30 AD "I will come to you. …In that Day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.' …'Lord, what then has happened that You are about to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world?'" (John 14:18,20,22) 30 AD "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?" (John 21:22) The Disciples 30 AD "We were hoping that He was the One who is about to redeem Israel.” (Luke 24:21) Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles 52 AD “…we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord… …We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds… …You, brethren, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you like a thief.” (1 Thessalonians 4:15,17; 5:4) 52 AD “May your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23) 52 AD “It is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire.” (2 Thessaloniams 1:6-7) 56 AD “The time has been shortened.” (1 Corinthians 7:29) 56 AD “The form of this world is passing away.” (1 Corinthians 7:31) 56 AD “Now these things …were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11) 56 AD “We shall not all fall sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) 56 AD "Maranatha!" [The Lord comes!] (1 Corinthians 16:22) 56 AD “Godliness …holds promise for the present life and that which is about to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8) 56 AD “I charge you …that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Timothy 6:14) 56 AD “…storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for that which is about to come, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.” (1 Timothy 6:19) 57 AD “He has fixed a day in which He is about to judge the world in righteousness…” (Acts 17:31) 58 AD “Not for [Abraham's] sake only was it written, that [faith] was reckoned to him [as righteousness], but for our sake also, to whom it is about to be reckoned.” (Romans 4:23-24) 58 AD “If you are living according to the flesh, you are about to die.” (Romans 8:13) 58 AD “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18) 58 AD "It is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand." (Romans 13:11-12) 58 AD “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” (Romans 16:20) 60 AD “There is about to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.” (Acts 24:15) 60 AD “As he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment about to come…" (Acts 24:25) 61 AD "...not only in this age, but also in the one about to come.” (Ephesians 1:21) 61 AD “In the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self… …Avoid these men. For of these are those who enter into households and captivate weak women… …These also oppose the truth… …But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all…” (2 Timothy 3:1-2,5-6,8-9) 61 AD “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is about to judge the living and the dead…” (2 Timothy 4:1) 62 AD “The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5) 62 AD "The gospel …was proclaimed in all creation under heaven." (Colossians 1:23; Compare Matthew 24:14; Romans 10:18; 16:26; Colossians 1:5-6; 2 Timothy 4:17; Revelation 14:6-7; cf. I Clement 5,7) 62 AD “…things which are a shadow of what is about to come.” (Colossians 2:16-17) 63 AD “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2) 63 AD “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who are about to inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14) 63 AD “He did not subject to angels the world about to come.” (Hebrews 2:5) 63 AD “…and have tasted …the powers of the age about to come.” (Hebrews 6:5) 63 AD "For ground that drinks the rain which often falls upon it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near a curse, and it's end is for burning.” (Hebrews 6:7-8) 63 AD “When He said, 'A new covenant,' He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.” (Hebrews 8:13) 63 AD “The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way of the [heavenly] Holy Places has not yet been revealed, while the outer tabernacle is still standing, which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience, since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.” (Hebrews 9:8-10; Compare Galatians 4:19; Ephesians 2:21-22; 3:17; 4:13) 63 AD “But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things about to come…” (Hebrews 9:11) 63 AD “Now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin.” (Hebrews 9:26) 63 AD “For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things about to come…” (Hebrews 10:1) 63 AD “…as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25) 63 AD “…the fury of a fire which is about to consume the adversaries.” (Hebrews 10:27) 63 AD “For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.” (Hebrews 10:37) 63 AD “For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the one that is about to come.” (Hebrews 13:14) Peter the Apostle to the Circumcision 30 AD “This is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 'And it shall be in the last days…'” (Acts 2:16-17) 62 AD “…salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:5) 62 AD “He …has appeared in these last times for the sake of you.” (1 Peter 1:20) 62 AD “In the last days mockers will come. …For this they willingly are ignorant of…” (1 Peter 3:3,5) 62 AD “They shall give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.” (1 Peter 4:5) 62 AD “The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.” (1 Peter 4:7) 62 AD "For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God.” (1 Peter 4:17) 62 AD “…as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is about to be revealed.” (1 Peter 5:1) 62 AD “We have the prophetic word …which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the Day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19) 62 AD “Their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” (2 Peter 2:3) 62 AD “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.” (2 Peter 3:10-12) James 62 AD "Speak and so act, as those who are about to be judged by the law of liberty." (James 2:12) 62 AD “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. …It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!” (James 5:1,3) 62 AD “Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.” (James. 5:7) 62 AD “You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” (James. 5:8) Jude the brother of James 62 AD “For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation. …About these also Enoch …prophesied, saying, 'Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly…'” (Jude 1:4,14-15) 62 AD “But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, 'In the last time there shall be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.' These are the ones who cause divisions…” (Jude 1:17-19) John the Apostle whom Jesus loved 62 AD “The darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” (1 John 2:8) 62 AD “The world is passing away, and its desires.” (1 John 2:17) 62 AD “It is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18) 62 AD “Even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18; Compare Matthew 24:23-34) 62 AD “This is that of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.” (1 John 4:3; Compare 2 Thessaloniams 2:7) 63 AD “…to show to His bond-servants, the things which must shortly take place.” (Revelation 1:1) 63 AD “The time is near.” (Revelation 1:3) 63 AD “Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.” (Revelation 2:25) 63 AD “I also will keep you from the hour of testing which is about to come upon the whole world.” (Revelation 3:10) 63 AD “I am coming quickly.” (Revelation 3:11) 63 AD “And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is about to rule all the nations with a rod of iron.” (Revelation 12:5) 63 AD "And in her [the Great City Babylon] was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth." (Revelation 18:24; Compare Matthew 23:35-36; Luke 11:50-51) 63 AD “…to show to His bond-servants the things which must shortly take place.” (Revelation 22:6) 63 AD "Behold, I am coming quickly. " (Revelation 22:7) 63 AD "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near." (Revelation 22:10; Compare Daniel 8:26) 63 AD "Behold, I am coming quickly.” (Revelation 22:12) 63 AD "Yes, I am coming quickly." (Revelation 22:20)

70AD-ONGOING Resurrection-transformation of the mortal-natural body at Judgment which follows death

Hebrews 9:27
It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment.

Romans 8:11-13 & Romans 8:22-23 ~penned around 56AD
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall [future to 56AD] also quicken your MORTAL BODIES (PLURAL, Greek="SOMA") by his Spirit that dwelleth in you [plural].
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the FLESH, to live after the FLESH.
13 For if ye live [present] after the FLESH, ye shall [future to 56AD] die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [present, 56AD] the deeds of the BODY (SOMA), ye shall [future to 56AD] live.
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22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth [present tense] in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan [present tense] within ourselves, waiting [looking future, after 57AD] for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our BODY (SOMA).

Romans 2:1-16 & Romans 14:12 ~penned around 56AD by Christ's persecuted Apostle Paul
2:5b ... the Day [2 Peter 3:8] of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2:6 Who will [future to 56AD] render to every man according to his deeds:
2:16 ... the Day [2 Peter 3:8] when God shall [future to 56AD] judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
14:12 So then every one of us shall [future to 56AD] give account of himself to God.

Matthew 12:36-37 ~preached around 28AD by Jesus Christ, the Son of God
I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall [future to 28AD] give account thereof in the Day [2 Peter 3:8] of Judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

1 Peter 4:5-6 ~penned around 62AD by Christ's soon-to-be-martyred Apostle Peter
5 They will [future to 62AD] give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
NKJV

Matthew 25:31-46 ~preached by Jesus Christ around 30AD
31 When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him,
........then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:
32 And before Him shall be gathered all nations:
And He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
"Come,
ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me."
37 Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying,
"Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink?
38 When saw
we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee?
39 Or when saw
we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?"
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them,
"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me."
41 Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand,
"Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not."
44 Then shall they also answer Him, saying,
"Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?"

45 Then shall He answer them, saying,
"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal.

Revelation 20:11-15 ~foreseen in the predictive vision around 63AD, John foresaw the Day of Judgment, 2 Peter 3:7-8
And I foresaw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and Death and Hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And Death and Hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the Second Death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.
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[See also http://prophecyhistory.com/?q=node/74]

With misguided zeal for the 30-70AD Millennium eschatological system, demanding that all Bible things be fulfilled by 70AD, Covenant Eschatology (aka “Full” Preterism) forces the important doctrine of the Resurrection in an unwholesome direction, to an unnecessary extreme, perhaps unaware or little concerned of the unwitting byproducts, namely, Universalism (and the accompanying Lawlessness).

Whenever Justification (covenant life) is confused with the First Resurrection of the two resurrections described in Rev 20:4-6, Universalism can then be forcefully preached from that same Rev 20:4-6 saying, "Both the Just martyrs (v4) and later on the Unjust “rest of the dead (v5)” eventually “come to covenant life.”

But the Text shows that both groups, (the souls of the martyred Saints and the Rest of the Dead), are:
Judged and resurrected to animate bodies again:
The Just are raised to the Resurrection of Life, (the first resurrection of the two resurrections foreseen in Rev 20:4-6).
The Unjust are sentenced to the Resurrection of Condemnation, (the resurrection of the rest of the dead in Rev 20:4-6).

Here are the Words of holy men of God as they were moved by His Spirit:

Hebrews 9:27
It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment.

Matthew 10:28 ~preached around 28AD by Jesus Christ, the Son of God
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mark 9:43-48 ~preached around 28AD by Jesus Christ, the Son of God
43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to
be cast into hell fire:
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

John 5:28-29 ~preached around 27AD by Jesus Christ, the Son of God
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice,
29 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.

Daniel 12:2
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Acts 24:15 ~ Paul, around 58AD, after being arrested in Jerusalem
there shall [future to 58AD] be a resurrection of the dead, both of the Just and Unjust.

Revelation 20:4-6 ~foreseen in the predictive vision around 63AD, John foresaw the Resurrection of the Dead
4 And I foresaw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I foresaw THE SOULS OF THEM that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and WHICH HAD NOT WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, NEITHER HIS IMAGE, NEITHER HAD RECEIVED HIS MARK UPON THEIR FOREHEADS, OR IN THEIR HANDS; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 (BUT THE REST OF THE DEAD lived not again until the thousand years were finished).
This is the first Resurrection [of the two resurrections foreseen here]. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first Resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall [future to 63AD] be priests of God and of Christ, and shall [future to 63AD] reign with Him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4-6 ~ foreseen around 63AD in the predictive vision by Christ's exiled Apostle John
And I foresaw THE SOULS OF those who had been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
NASB

The Rev 20:4-6 passage is talking about:
Two groups of "SOULS."
A) The first group of souls are faithful martyrs of Jesus who rejected the Mark of the Beast (Nero).
B) The second group of souls are identified simply as, "the rest of the dead"
implying that both groups of SOULS are of people who are dead, (Christ's martyrs versus the rest).
It is their bodies that are dead since Christians (the first group) can never have dead souls.
Therefore, Rev 20:4-6 is talking about the coming to life of bodies after death, "resurrection."
Both groups of SOULS were each coming to animate bodies again after death, "resurrection."

2 Timothy 2:14-18 ~penned around 62AD by Christ's Apostle Paul while in prison
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the Resurrection is past already [prior to 62AD]; and overthrow the faith of some
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Philippians 3:10-14 ~penned around 62AD by Christ's Apostle Paul while in prison
The fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the Resurrection from the Dead.
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind [adherence to the Law of Moses] and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the UPward CALL of God in Christ Jesus.
NKJV

Press on Toward the Goal (1:28)

1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 ~penned around 51AD by Christ's Apostle Paul
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will [future to 51AD] God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall [future to 51AD] descend from heaven with a SHOUT, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall [future tense] RISE FIRST 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught UP together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.

Revelation 20:5-6 ~penned around 62AD by Christ's exiled Apostle John
This is the FIRST RESURRECTION. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the FIRST RESURRECTION: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall [future to 62AD] be priests of God and of Christ, and shall [future to 62AD] reign with him a thousand years.

Someone might say, “I do not believe that it is our ‘physical body’ which must be quickened, but our ‘inner man’...”

Can it not be BOTH? How does one reconcile the statement above with those of Christ & His Apostle Paul? Paul is addressing born-again Christians, that is, people who were already enjoying the quickening of their inner man, the soul, Eph 2:6, Col 2:12-13 & Col 3:1. (We all agree that they had not been "born-again" with their outer man, as stumbled Nicodemus, but rather, they had been born-again with their inner man: their souls were saved). But Paul explains how they were still awaiting the quickening of their outer man - the quickening of their mortal bodies (soma) at that anticipated First Resurrection at the Last Day, Christ's Return, John 6:54 & 1 Thess 4:13-18 & Rev 20:4-6 & Philippians 3:10-14 & 2 Tim 2:17-18. We study that First Generation of Christians as primary examples, the pattern set, for our own process of entering Christ's Kingdom. We seek to obtain the same promises and trust that their account was passed down to us to learn how. If they were promised the quickening of their natural, mortal bodies at Christ’s Return for them, so do we expect the same when Christ comes for us, and our outer man is changed/exchanged from a mortal, natural body of flesh&blood for a spiritual body immortal. I expect my outer man to be quickened in the future by that same Holy Spirit of Christ that quickens my inner man now. No waiting after death anymore, "Blessed is everyone who dies in the Lord from now on," Revelation 14:13. Everytime I go to sleep and later wake up again is practice for that great day. What can be gained from overthrowing this faith?
Romans 8:11-13 & Romans 8:22-23 ~penned around 56AD
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall [future to 56AD] also quicken your MORTAL BODIES (PLURAL, Greek="SOMA") by his Spirit that dwelleth in you [plural].
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live [present] after the FLESH, ye shall [future to 56AD] die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [present, 56AD] the deeds of the body (SOMA), ye shall [future to 56AD] live.
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22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth [present tense] in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan [present tense] within ourselves, waiting [looking future, after 57AD] for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our BODY (SOMA).
[They were waiting for the adoption/redemptioin of their mortal bodies (plural), (Greek, "soma," the same word frequently used in its singular form throughout the Bible to refer to the human, mortal body). They already had the adoption/redemption of their inner man, their souls, which occurred at baptism. Baptism was also a type and shadow of the Resurrection that Jesus experienced and was bringing to them. The adoption/redemption of the inner man, the soul, is the earnest/deposit/down payment/guarantee of the eventual adoption/redemption of the outer man, the mortal body. And that 1st generation of Christians set the example, the pattern, for all generations of Christians to follow afterward. That is why we analyse the process they went through to obtain the Kingdom of God, to learn how we may follow suit and obtain the same promises - because God is no respecter of persons and is the same yesterday, today, and forever].
1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:5 ~ penned around 51AD by Christ's persecuted Apostle Paul
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
["others which have no hope" = those who had not received the quickening of their inner man, had not been born again, had not received eternal life in their souls, the unsaved].
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will [future to 51AD] God bring with him.
["sleep in Jesus" as opposed to dead as a dog. Though appearing dead on the outside one who sleeps is alive on the inside with the hope that his body will be quickened again, just like every morning when he wakes up].
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto [time indicator] the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall [future to 51AD] descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God [Rev 11:15] : and the dead in Christ shall [future to 51AD] rise first: [ = First Resurrection, Rev 20:4-6]
[See that, "the dead in Christ shall [future to 51AD] rise first." But Paul just got through describing them as "asleep." Their inner man had been quickened with eternal life but their outer man had died. They were promised that their outer man "shall rise," rise again after having gone down, just like what baptism plays out.]Every night we go to sleep and every morning we wake up is practice for this great, anticipated graduation moment for those who are Christ's, those who have Christ's Spirit quickening them from within].
17 Then [time indicator] we which are [present to 51AD] alive and remain shall [future to 51AD] be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall [future to 51AD] we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord [2 Peter 3:8] so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that Day [2 Peter 3:8] should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the Day [2 Peter 3:8]: we are not of the Night, nor of darkness.
Philippians 3:7-14 ~penned around 62AD by Christ's imprisoned Apostle Paul
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
[How did Christ die? How was Christ resurrected? How did Paul look forward to emulating Christ in death & Resurrection?]
11 If by any means I might attain unto the Resurrection of the Dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended [past perfect]: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
[Even Christ's Apostle Paul had not yet attained this Resurrection of the Dead as of the writing of this Letter to the Phillippians. But we would all agree that Paul's inner man, his soul, had already been quickened, remember? Eph 2:6, Col 2:12-13 & Col 3:1 But Paul was anticipating the quickening of his mortal body, as well. He wanted BOTH. He wanted to be in that number – the First Resurrection of the Just at Christ’s anticipated coming, Rev 20:4-6, 1 Thess 4:16, Rev 11:15].
1 Corinthians 15:21-23 ~penned around 53AD by Christ's persecuted Apostle Paul
21 For since by man came [past tense] death, by man came [past tense] also the Resurrection of the Dead.
22 For as in Adam all die [present tense continual], even so in Christ shall [future to 53AD] all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
[In which way did both Adam & Christ die? In which way was Christ made alive as the firstfruits example for the dead in Christ? Their Resurrection did not occur whenever they were each found worthy, but their Resurrection had to wait until Christ’s anticipated coming. Something more about Firstfruits can be found here http://prophecyhistory.com/?q=node/127]
1 Corinthians 15:42-54 ~penned around 53AD by Christ's persecuted Apostle Paul
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body (soma); it is raised a spiritual body (soma). There is a natural body (soma), and there is a spiritual body (soma).
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
[After Jesus ascended, He was glorified, and is never again described in flesh&bone form. He was changed, just as John expected to be, 1 John 3:2-3)].
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
[“Natural” and “spiritual” what? Their inner man spirits? Not likely. No precedent for use of terms "natural spirit" and "spiritual spirit" in the Bible. But we do see references to the "natural body" and the "spiritual body." Paul is talking about the human body.]
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven [i.e., resurrected & glorified & returned].
[The second man is ”the Lord from heaven”, that is, AFTER Jesus completed the process of being born of a virgin, baptised, crucified, buried, resurrected, ascended, and glorified/changed into a life-giving spirit: THIS is the second man, the Lord Jesus they were anticipating to descend from heaven."]
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne [past perfect tense] the image of the earthy, we shall [future to 53AD] also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
[Now Christ’s Apostle Paul adds detail, he is talking about something that was still in “flesh & blood” form that was awaiting this marvelous change to a spiritual form. A group of people may be referred to abstractly as a "body of individuals" but a group of individuals is not referred to as "flesh&blood." Paul has been talking about the human flesh&blood body all along, not an abstraction or figure of speech].
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall [future to 53AD] not all sleep, but we shall [future to 53AD] all be changed,
[Again, “sleep,” is used to describe someone whose inner man is alive but his outer man is dead, awaiting the awakening of Resurrection at Christ’s Return].
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (Rev 11:15): for the trumpet shall [future to 53AD] sound, and the dead shall [future to 53AD] be raised incorruptible, and we shall [future to 53AD] be changed.
[Again, 1 John 3:2-3].
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall [future to 53AD] have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall [future to 53AD] have put on immortality, then shall [future to 53AD] be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
["This mortal," what has he been talking about? We identified it as the believer's pre-resurrection flesh&blood human body, no? Yes, and it is the same term found in Romans 8:11-13, "mortal bodies [plural]" with which we began].

Romans 8:11-13 & Romans 8:22-23 ~penned around 56AD by Christ's persecuted Apostle Paul
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall [future to 56AD] also quicken your MORTAL BODIES (PLURAL, Greek="SOMA") by his Spirit that dwelleth in you [plural].
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live [present] after the FLESH, ye shall [future to 56AD] die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [present, 56AD] the deeds of the body (SOMA), ye shall [future to 56AD] live.
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22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth [present tense] in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan [present tense] within ourselves, waiting [looking future, after 57AD] for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our BODY (SOMA).

2 Corinthians 4:14 ~penned around 53AD by Christ's persuecuted Apostle Paul
14 Knowing that He which raised [past to 53AD] up the Lord Jesus shall [future to 53AD] raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
2 Timothy 2:11-18 ~penned around 62AD by Christ's Apostle Paul while in prison
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be [present to 62AD] dead with him, we shall [future to 62AD] also live with him:
12 If we suffer [present to 62AD], we shall [future to 62AD] also reign with Him: if we deny [present to 62AD] Him, He also will [future to 62AD] deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the Resurrection is past already [occurred prior to 62AD]; and overthrow the faith of some.
John 6:39-40 & John 6:53-54 ~preached around 28AD by Jesus Christ, the Son of God
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have [conditional tense] everlasting life: and I will [future tense] raise him up at the last day.

<<WHEN does Preterism calculate the Last Day to have arrived? 70AD, right? WHEN were Christ's faithful raised up then? 70AD, right?>>

53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath [present tense now] eternal life; and I will [future tense] raise him up at the last day.
[Jesus employs different verb tenses (time statements) to differentiate between "eternal life" and "raised up/resurrected"]
IN SUMMARY
1) ALREADY: Paul & the churches already had the redemption/resurrection/raising up of their souls (aka "Eternal life"). All New Testament references to already “having been raised up”, Col 3:1, or already “having been made alive”, Col 2:12-13 and Eph 2:6, in past/present tense are referring to this redemption/resurrection of their souls that they had already. They had “eternal life” in their souls. They had eternity in their hearts, Eccl 3:11. They each entered into it individually at baptism, the washing & regeneration, redemption & resurrection of their souls: their souls were saved. This was the guarantee towards that which they each yearned to obtain, "Having Eternal Life" is not equal to "The Resurrection of the Just".
2) NOT YET: But Paul & the churches were earnestly looking forward to the redemption/resurrection/raising up of their mortal bodies at Christ's Return/Rapture, at the arrival of the Day of the Lord. All of the future tense references to "resurrection" and "will be raised up" are correctly placed here, Soul & Body: the 2 Parts of Resurrection. 2 Tim 2:11-18, 2 Cor 4:14, 1 Cor 15:42-53, 1 Cor 15:21-23, Phillippians 3:10-13, 1 Thess 5:1-2, 1 Thess 4:13-18, Rom 8:23, Rom 8:11.
3) This "will be raised up" was to occur upon arrival of the Last Day, John 6:54, and is quite distinct from the “having eternal life” they were already enjoying within. It is dishonest to assert that John 6:54's "hath eternal live" = "will be raised up/resurrected at the Last Day" of John 6:54. See The Last Day & Christ arrive as His servants are raised to reign http://prophecyhistory.com/?q=node/103

With misguided zeal for the 30-70AD Millennium eschatological system, demanding that all Bible things be fulfilled by 70AD, Covenant Eschatology (aka “Full” Preterism) forces the important doctrine of the Resurrection in an unwholesome direction, to an unnecessary extreme, perhaps unaware or little concerned of the unwitting byproducts, namely, Universalism (and the accompanying Lawlessness).

Whenever Justification (covenant life) is confused with the First Resurrection of the two resurrections described in Rev 20:4-6, Universalism can then be forcefully preached from that same Rev 20:4-6 saying, "Both the Saints (v4) and later on “the rest of the dead (v5)” eventually “come to covenant life.”

But the Text shows that both groups, (the souls of the martyred Saints and the Rest of the Dead), are:
Judged and resurrected to animate bodies again:
The Just are raised to the Resurrection of Life, (the first resurrection of the two foreseen by Rev 20:4-6).
The Unjust are sentenced to the Resurrection of Condemnation, (the resurrection of the rest of the dead in Rev 20:4-6).

These themes are further developed at: