Heb. 11:35-36 …women received by a rising again their dead, and others were tortured, not accepting the redemption, that they might receive a BETTER RESURRECTION,
There are two options for the believer in these passages. First; we can be content with a resurrection that comes on the far side of the grave, which offers little more that an eternal existence in heaven. Or we can obtain a “better resurrection” if we refuse to accept deliverance from the tortures of this life?
The first “rising again” or resurrection life is received through mercy and grace. This kind of resurrection is what most of the church is hoping for, yet it is presented as the lesser of two options. The second “better” resurrection is the resurrection life that can be obtained, while we are still alive.