I also find it comforting that there a TWO resurrections! Why resurrect those that are only to perish? or egads, worse. Note that those notorious words "those not believing will go to the 2nd death" are not heard until -1- all have experienced having been resurrected, and -2- all have lived through and witnessed a very long 'day' of the thorough examination of all things, all human history, etc, as to what went wrong, etc. After all we are a chewin' on that fruit of understanding good from evil (Life from death).
- Now, who's not going to believe after experiencing resurrection,etc?
In answer to the damnationalists (I love that! never heard it before) no one inherits eternal life/puts on immortality without "believing" in Jesus! Also the 1st resurrection does still surpass the 2nd as immortality is put on at the 1st one, but ones in the 2nd are still clothed with imperfection (in their sins as the saying goes), thus the weeping and gnashing of teeth... "weeping endures for a night but joy cometh in the morning"
This life is a narrative, a drama, revealing truth, good from evil, Life from death... God of course, is Life (also Perfection, thus the 'end' result can onLy be the best one possible.. but I begin to wander
..) - If it's a drama you must have the vessels "chosen for salvation" (for the 1st resurrection) and those chosen for judgment(2nd resurrection).. gotta have your 'good guys' and your 'bad guys' - albeit we all know "there is none
good, no not one, but the Father only". Vessels chosen for the 1st resurrection, by that time and in this life, have done their weeping and gnashing of teeth / judgment.