“If They Be Good, to the Resurrection of Everlasting Life”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Jesus spoke of two resurrections, both among the Nephites and also among the Jews (compare John 5:25-29). The first resurrection began with his resurrection and will continue throughout the Millennium until all celestial and terrestrial persons are resurrected (see D&C 29:13; D&C 43:18; D&C 76:50-70; D&C 88:97-98). Even within the first resurrection there is a sequence. Some refer to this as “the morning of the first resurrection” and “the afternoon” of the same. The scriptures speak in terms of trumps being sounded that call forth the resurrected celestial Saints, and then another trump being sounded that calls forth those of a terrestrial nature (D&C 88:94-99).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4