General resurrection: A doctrine which states that at a point in time (called the parousia, or "Second Coming") God will cast a final judgment on humanity and raise into heaven both the "saved" who are currently living, as well as the saved who have been dead.

Resurrection of the body: The belief that after death one's departed soul will be restored, or resurrected, to a bodily life in heaven.

Immediate resurrection: A doctrine which states that after one's death there is no intermediate state, such as purgatory, before one's soul enters its eternal state. In other words, immediately following death, one's soul enters its final place of rest.

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