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Abraham had a relationship with God, David had a relationship with God, John the Baptist had a relationship with God, and Stephen had a relationship with God; however, these men died prior to the fall of Babylon, so they would have gone to Hades. Now that Babylon has fallen, “Blessed are they who die in the Lord from now on” (Rev 14:13). The reason is because Christ had yet to appear a second time apart from sin but for salvation.
If all scripture was fulfilled in AD 70, do we today have a resurrection to which we can attain? IF so, which verses point to this resurrection?
John 11:25-26. Jesus is the resurrection. If you are in Christ, you are in resurrection. Revelation 22:2, the leaves of the tree of life are available for the healing of the nations after the emptying of Hades, judgement, and coming of the Lord of Revelation 20.
Yes. John 5:24-29. The difference is when the true sons of God would be manifested. Until the time when Christ would appear apart from sin but for salvation, the believers prior to the coming of the Lord were described by Paul in Colossians 3 as having their life hidden with Christ in God.
This represents the heart of the debate between futurism and preterism. The death that Jesus came to defeat is the death that entered in the garden, the death Adam experienced the day he ate of the fruit. When Adam ate, he lived for another 900 years and had children, one who died physically before he did. Thus, the death Adam died was not physical, but spiritual: he became separated from God. Thus, the death Jesus came to defeat is not physical death, but spiritual. Bodies are still in graves after the resurrection has taken place because the Bible does not speak about the resurrection of physical bodies, but reunion between God and man, made possible through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.