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Many believe that just like in the case of Lazarus and many other examples, people will be brought back to life on earth.

Interestingly, Lazarus had been resurrected and died again. Yet obviously he can still come back to life - yet again (2x).

I came across this passage in Job 33:24-29:

24 Then [God] is gracious to him and says, Deliver him from going down into the pit [of destruction]; I have found a ransom (a price of redemption, an atonement)!

25 [Then the man’s] flesh shall be restored; it becomes fresher and more tender than a child’s; he returns to the days of his youth.

26 He prays to God, and He is favorable to him, so that he sees His face with joy; for [God] restores to him his righteousness (his uprightness and right standing with God—with its joys).

27 He looks upon other men or sings out to them, I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me, or He did not requite me [according to my iniquity]!

28 [God] has redeemed my life from going down to the pit [of destruction], and my life shall see the light!

29 [Elihu comments] Behold, God does all these things twice, yes, three times, with a man,

Note this very interesting statement: "Behold, God does all these things twice, yes, three times, with a man"

I have always understood that man could be resurrected once. Yet it seems implied that he would have more than one life span on earth.

Can anyone coordinate this with the scriptures to help determine just how many times we could die and be brought back to life? And under what circumstances and conditions?

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This just seems an unwarranted conflation of scripture, like the old joke about the guy who opens up the bible and reads "Judas went out and hung himself," then opens it up again and reads "Go and do thou likewise". You need to establish the tie between separate authors- remember than Job bemoans the fact that there is no afterlife. –  Affable Geek Mar 1 at 9:05
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@AffableGeek: "remember than Job bemoans the fact that there is no afterlife." Hmm, now that I don't agree with. :) Job believed he would see his redeemer at the last days. How could he then not believe in life after death? Now, maybe the author of Ecclesiastes, I might agree with that. –  H3br3wHamm3r81 Mar 1 at 16:08
    
@H3br3wHamm3r81 Agreed, it 100% debatable as this shows. Mostly, I wanted to point out that assumptions were being made. –  Affable Geek Mar 1 at 17:33

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According to my King James translation and as many other Bible translations I know of; you can die twice but only be resurrected once.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

As far as Lazarus goes, Jesus said:

Joh 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

He did not say Lazarus be resurrected. Which tells me that even the dead are subject to God.

Joh 11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

According to :

John 1:1 through 4

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

It was Jesus as a part of the triune God that gave man life to begin with, so how hard would it be to do it the second time?

Jesus himself said:

John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

so we do not know if Jesus just gave Lazarus' old body new life, eternal life, or for that matter his resurrection body.

And I can find no where in my Bible where Lazarus had a second funeral, even though I am sure he did.

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Your answer goes in a weird direction after "He did not say Lazarus be resurrected. Which tells me that even the dead are subject to God." If Lazarus was not raised then what was he? Undead? –  fredsbend Mar 1 at 21:23
    
@fredsbend Most assuredly Lazarus was dead Jesus plainly said so, the difference lies in the word resurrection. A phenomena in which life is taken up again by the dead person. In this case Lazarus did not get up under his own power. Jesus instructed the dead man to come out of the grave, which he did. But it was the command of God and not as when many got out of the grave and walked around after Jesus died on the cross. In this case Jesus asked the Father to allow something that would not happen until his sacrifice. After Jesus sacrifice he gave Eternal life to all his believers. –  Bye Mar 1 at 21:47

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