Resurrection – Part 7 . Only on half of one verse in scripture does God give to the atheist. In Psalm 14:1 (KJV) “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God…” The fool doesn’t believe there will be a resurrection yet we know that the blessed hope of the resurrection will happen to everyone. Why? Judgment for everyone will be judged of God. When you become a Christian, God will judge you according to Christ as Hebrews 9:27-28 (KJV) says “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” The fact of the resurrection was widely known throughout scripture. Many of Paul’s testimonials peeked interest because of his assertion of the resurrection. Yet in Philippians 3:7-14, Paul talks about not having obtained something. Was this the resurrection? Apparently not since the inclusion in the resurrection was assured of in 1Thes 4:18 (KJV) “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” The pursuit of the “resurrection of the dead” in verse 11 is a different event than the resurrection of believers in John 11:24. This is better clarified in the greek as “the out-from resurrection of the dead ones, or out-resurrection.” Paul explained his pursuit and participation in this event was a reward for his faithful pursuit of Christ through the specific truth that was given to him for his faith obedience. That’s why in Phil 3:14 he said “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” The lesson on Mar 9, 2003 continues the resurrection series of audio lessons. You may want to study more on the out-resurrection. Here are some studies to help.