We must ALL appear!
(by Gardiner Spring)
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable — and we will be changed!" 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
Whether . . .
buried in the earth,
or floating in the sea,
or consumed by the flames,
or enriching the battlefield,
or devoured by beasts —
all, from Adam to the last-born — shall wend their way to the great arena of the judgment! Every one shall obey the summons and come forth!
If one could then look upon the earth, he would see it as one mighty excavated globe, and wonder how such countless generations could have found a dwelling beneath its surface!
"For we must ALL appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad!" 2 Corinthians 5:10