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John 5:29.—

A subscriber inquires for the signification of this expression. We reply: The difficulty to the English student arises from the word damnation, which is a mistranslation of the Greek word krisis. The Revised Version renders the expression, "The resurrection of judgment," which conveys the true sense much more clearly, although not entirely so; because the word judgment is so often understood to mean sentence merely, whereas it really signifies trial, including, of course, the sentence at its conclusion. The sense of the passage is: Some (the Church) will have passed their trial and will be resurrected to their reward; while others will awake to a trial for life, during the Millennial age, when Christ and his Church will be the judges.—1 Cor. 6:2.