Our understanding of the resurrections is fundamental to our understanding of Jesus Christ, His Church, and His plan for every human being since the beginning of mankind. Yet there is an order in which all the dead will be resurrected. Christ was the first to be resurrected to eternal life, but all who have lived will be resurrected in a certain order. Each resurrection is different and unique. Each has its own characteristics. As we examine each of the three resurrections we will note the theme running throughout that the resurrections reveal God’s mercy to mankind.