Daniel 12:2 Index
"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."
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"...many shall awake..."

  • [The first] resurrection precedes Christ's second advent. "All who have died in the faith of the third angel's message" will arise at that time. In addition [a special resurrection for] those who beheld with mockery Christ's crucifixion, and those who have most violently opposed the people of God, will be brought forth from their graves to see the fulfillment of the divine promise and the triumph of truth (GC 637; Revelation 1:7) (4BC 878)

"...everlasting contempt."

  • ...a word that appears in the Bible elsewhere only in Isaiah 66:24. It is related to the Arabic word "dara'" "to repel," and has the sense of "abhorrence." After witnessing the awfulness of sin during the millenniums of the great controversy, the inhabitants of the universe will regard sin with a feeling of strong revulsion. When the controversy is finished and God's name is fully vindicated, a mighty abhorrence of sin and of all it has contaminated will sweep through the universe. It is this abhorrence that makes possible the assurance that sin will never again mar the harmony of the universe. (4BC 878)