A selection of verses showing that the resurrection will be at the return of Jesus Christ.
Jesus confirms the confidence that his friend Martha expresses in the resurrection:
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
The apostle Paul tells the Corinthians that people will be raised at the return of Jesus:
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s, at his coming.
He gives a similar message to the Thessalonians:
16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first,