Saved During The Millennium

Q. We know from Isaiah 65:20 in a chapter discussing the Millenium, that there will be death during that time. In Rev 20 however there only seems to be a resurrection of unbelievers. My question therefore is – when are the believing dead raised from the Millennium? Do all believers survive the entire 1,000 years, or are there some Millennial believers who die but are raised at the second resurrection in Rev 20 and are the ones whose names are written in the book of life?

A. Although much attention is paid to the Temple and its services, the Bible says nothing about people being saved during the Millennium. But then, speaking of the judgment at the end of the Millennium, Rev. 20:15 says, “If anyone’s name was not found in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.” It seems odd that John would have mentioned the Book of Life if this was only a resurrection of the unsaved dead. Therefore I think it’s safe to conclude that there will be some believers who die during the Millennium, and they’re the ones about whom John was writing.

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