Purps, it is all just a blur now, but wasn't there also something about Satan being let loose one last time at the end of the 1000 years to retest these people?
Revelation 20:3 (New International Version)
3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
And I am still pretty sure about that threat that the "second death" would be kept around to keep earth people in line after that for all eternity.
Incorrect. That would mean multiple judgement days. As it is there is only one
Hebrews 9:27 (New International Version)
27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment
Yes, so for that thousand years while Satan is abyssed, resurrected ones can learn without his influence.
I guess the thinking is that some may have never had the chance to learn about Jah and those that might have
were influenced negatively by Satan.
These people have the best hope, I suppose, to not be tested to the very end, Armeggeddon. Having died way before it.
There is one hope! Ephesians 4:4-5 However, I understand you thinking somewhat, even though it is flavoured by the WT.
They can commit their sins and not have the same judgement as those living in the critical time of the end.
Ah, now you see why Satan must be let loose for a short time at the end of the 1000 years. Even with total peace on Earth and zero sin, they will still rebel and choose Satan over God.
As I understand people will die during the thousand years.
Correct. People are going to live long though.
Isaiah 65:20 (New International Version)
20 "Never again will there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not live out his years;
he who dies at a hundred
will be thought a mere youth;
he who fails to reach a hundred
will be considered accursed.
Those who have their part in the first resurrection will have everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 15:42 (New International Version)
42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable
All the best,