“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22). However, in John 5:25-29, wherein the universal resurrection is also mentioned, a sharp contrast is drawn between the resurrection which is unto life, and that which is unto condemnation (note Acts 24:15; Dan. 12:2). The order between these two aspects of resurrection and the resurrection of Christ is set forth as a procession (1 Cor. 15:20-24): (1) Christ in His resurrection is said to precede all others and to be the “firstfruits.” None other has been raised as He was raised (1 Tim. 6:16; 2 Tim. 1:10). (2) “They that are Christ’s at his coming.” This group, it should be observed, is strictly limited to, and all-inclusive of, those who are Christ’s, and in point of time their resurrection follows that of Christ by at least the present period which has already continued two thousand years. (3) “Then cometh the end,” meaning the last resurrection in the order of procession, and is the resurrection unto condemnation which includes all the remainder of the human race.