A: There are two resurrections: The resurrection of the saved and the resurrection of the unsaved. The Lord Jesus said that some will be raised to everlasting life and some for judgment (see John 5:24-29
). The first resurrection goes in a series. You have, for instance, first the taking out of the Church — they will be taken out at the Rapture. The Old Testament saints are not raised, according to Daniel 12:1
, until after the Great Tribulation Period when they are raised to enter the kingdom here on this earth. Then you have the resurrection of the tribulation saints, and that ends the first resurrection. You have, therefore, three definite groups included in the first resurrection: The Church, the Old Testament saints, and the tribulation saints. Then you have the second resurrection — that of the lost at the Great White Throne, which occurs at the end of the Millennium.